Difference between revisions of "Changing Your Password on Mac OS X"

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'''*Note* Please beware that when you change your password using these directions your e-mail password will also be changed.
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You will need to change your login keychain because it still contains your old password.
After changing your password you may get a prompt for your "login keychain" password. This is usually the old password. It will then update to the new password you created.
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[[Image:keychain1] Fig. 5: Keychain Access
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Locate the Keychain Access application in the Utilities folder.
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[[Image:keychain2] Fig. 6:Select the "Login" keychain.
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Select the Login keychain.
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[[Image:keychain3] Fig. 7: Select "Delete Keychain "login"
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From the file menu select "Delete Keychain "Login"".
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[[Image:keychain4] Fig. 8: Select "Delete References and Files".
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Select "Delete References and File"
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If you had a stored Outlook (or other e-mail client) password, or any password associated with an application you will be required to enter the new password.
 
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Revision as of 16:53, 12 February 2014

  • Note: This will also change the password for your e-mail account!!*


1) Go to the System Preferences. You can get to it from the Apple menu or the icon in the Dock.


Sys Pref Dock Icon.png
Fig. 1: System Preferences icon in Dock.


2) Click on the "Users & Groups" pane.

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Fig. 2: User & Group Preference Pane Icon.


3) Your account will be highlighted. Click on the "Change Password" button.


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Fig. 3: User Account Preference Window.

4) Change your password. Old password first. new one next.


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Fig. 4: Change password


You will need to change your login keychain because it still contains your old password.

[[Image:keychain1] Fig. 5: Keychain Access

Locate the Keychain Access application in the Utilities folder.


[[Image:keychain2] Fig. 6:Select the "Login" keychain.

Select the Login keychain.

[[Image:keychain3] Fig. 7: Select "Delete Keychain "login"

From the file menu select "Delete Keychain "Login"".

[[Image:keychain4] Fig. 8: Select "Delete References and Files".

Select "Delete References and File"

If you had a stored Outlook (or other e-mail client) password, or any password associated with an application you will be required to enter the new password.