Phasing out outdated password encryption

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For security reasons C&CZ will phase out an outdated, now considered unsafe, encryption type of Science passwords. Accounts that haven’t changed their passwords since September 1, 2014, will be affected. The change will be carried out mid February 2017.

If you haven’t changed the password of your Science account for several years, it is very likely that some services still use the old encryption type. Examples of these services are passwords used to login to Linux machines, Eduroam access by using your Science account or the Science VPN server. To continue using these services, the old encryption has to be replaced. This can be done by resetting your Science password at the Do It Yourself site. The menu item ‘password’ allows you to set your password. This page also shows a remark about when your password was last changed.