Changing Your Password on Mac OS X

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  • 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.

Users & Groups.png
Fig. 2: User & Group Preference Pane Icon.

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

User Preference.png
Fig. 3: User Account Preference Window.

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

Change Password.png
Fig. 4: Change password

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

Keychain1.png Fig. 5: Keychain Access

Locate the Keychain Access application in the Utilities folder.

Keychain2.png Fig. 6:Select the "Login" keychain.

Select the Login keychain.

Keychain3.png Fig. 7: Select "Delete Keychain "login"

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

Keychain4.png 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.