This site requires JavaScript to be enabled
An updated version of this article is available

How to change your FERMI domain (Windows login) password


5.0 - Updated on 2022-02-16 by Marcia Teckenbrock

4.0 - Updated on 2021-11-10 by Marcia Teckenbrock

3.0 - Updated on 2021-02-22 by Carlos Salazar (Inactive)

2.0 - Updated on 2020-11-12 by Fang Wang

1.0 - Authored on 2017-06-15 by Jacob Spangler (Inactive)


Intended for: Users who need to change their FERMI domain (Windows login) password. 

Scenario/Use Case:

This article provides instructions on how to change your FERMI domain (Windows login) password. 


Kerberos password requirements



By using the Password Manager Tool

You can change your FERMI domain (Windows login) password by using the Password Manager Tool. Instructions can be found on this page.


From a Windows computer in the Fermi domain

Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete and click "Change a password..." You must first enter your old password and then enter the new password twice.  


From a Windows computer not in the Fermi domain

Your computer must have a .FNAL.GOV IP address for the following to work. You can get a .FNAL.GOV IP address via DHCP while on the Fermilab site or by establishing a VPN connection to Fermilab. VPN information can be found at KB0010655

Note:  Per Fermi default domain policy, a user may only change their password once in a 48-hour period. 


From a non-Windows machine 

You can also change your Kerberos password for the Windows domain from a Linux, Mac or Unix computer by opening a terminal window and running the following command at the command prompt:

        % kpasswd username@FERMI.WIN.FNAL.GOV


See Also: