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1) Go to the System Preferences. You can get to it from the Apple menu or the icon in the Dock.
 
1) Go to the System Preferences. You can get to it from the Apple menu or the icon in the Dock.
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2) Click on the "Users & Groups" pane.
 
2) Click on the "Users & Groups" pane.
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3) Your account will be highlighted. Click on the "Change Password" button.
 
3) Your account will be highlighted. Click on the "Change Password" button.
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4) Change your password:
 
4) Change your password:
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[[Image:Change_Password.png‎‎ |center|398px]] Fig. 1: System Preferences icon in Dock.
 
[[Image:Change_Password.png‎‎ |center|398px]] Fig. 1: System Preferences icon in Dock.
 
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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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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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Revision as of 10:33, 5 March 2013

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.


Users & Groups.png
Fig. 1: System Preferences icon in Dock.

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


User Preference.png
Fig. 1: System Preferences icon in Dock.

4) Change your password:


Change Password.png
Fig. 1: System Preferences icon in Dock.


*Note* Please beware that when you change your password using these directions your e-mail password will also be changed. 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.