3.6 Changing Your Novell Password

You can use either of the following ways to change you Novell password:

3.6.1 Using the Red N Menu to Change Your Novell Password

Use the User Password Administration dialog box to view information about your password restrictions and to change your eDirectory password.

  1. Right-click Novell Client tray application icon, then click User Administration for > Novell Password Administration.

    User Password Administration Dialog Box
  2. Click Change Password.

  3. Select the users whose password you want to change.

    Change Password Dialog Box

    For example, you can change your Novell password and your Windows 7 password, or you can change only your Novell password.

  4. Type your current password in the Old password field.

  5. Type your new password in the New password field.

  6. Retype the new password in the Confirm field.

  7. Click OK.

    You will receive a message telling you that the passwords for all selected resources were successfully changed.

  8. Click OK to close the message, then click OK to close the User Password Administration dialog box.

3.6.2 Using Ctrl+Alt+Delete to Change Your Novell Password

If you are logged into eDirectory, you can use the following steps to change your Novell password. If you are not logged into eDirectory, pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete then clicking Change a password will let you change your local user password only.

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, then click Change a password.

  2. Click the logon tile.

  3. Type your current Novell password in the Old password field,.type your new password in the New password field, then retype the new password in the Confirm new password field.

    Novell Client for Windows Vista Change Password Screen
  4. Press Enter.

    After the old password is verified, and if the new passwords you specified match, the Novell Change Password dialog box opens.

  5. Select which resources you want the password change to go to.

    Change Password Dialog Box

    For example, you can change your Novell password and your Windows 7 password, or you can change only your Novell password.

  6. Click OK.

    You will receive a message telling you that your password has been changed.

  7. Click OK to close the message.