How does an Eclipse user change their OS password using Eterm?

View a step-by-step screencast of this process:

If you need to change your Eclipse user’s OS password (the one entered at the “white” Eterm login screen):

  • Log into Eterm
  • Select F2-System
  • Select TCL
  • At the TCL prompt (; semicolon), type sh and hit ENTER
  • At the user’s shell prompt ($ dollar sign), type passwd and hit ENTER
  • Follow the prompts to set your new password
  • When finished, type exit to exit the shell.
  • Hit ESC to exit TCL mode
If your new password is not being accepted, you may be violating your company’s password policy by attempting to set a password that is too short or based on a dictionary word. You will need to contact your system administrator to set your password or relax the password restrictions. If you would like your Eterm users to have no OS password, please see How do I set a blank user password in Linux?