January 23, 2012
Due to a security incident unrelated to our web server downtime, Dreamhost is requiring all SFTP/shell account passwords to be reset. These are the accounts and passwords used by departmental web site managers to update web pages and graphic files; content management system passwords (such as Drupal or WordPress accounts) are unaffected.
Web managers can update their own password through the Dreamhost web panel, using their email address as the login name. If they do not know their web panel password, they can use the web site to reset the web panel password, and then use the web panel to reset their SFTP or shell account password.
If you encounter any problems, contact our support team at web-hosting@LSCR.berkeley.edu.
We apologize for the inconvenience.