Changing Your Password on Mac OS X
- 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.
2) Click on the "Users & Groups" pane.
3) Your account will be highlighted. Click on the "Change Password" button.
4) Change your password. Old password first. new one next.
This will change your login password and update your Keychain password (stores passwords).
Keychain Password Change
If you changed your password anywhere other than the User Preferences panel or Login Window, you will need to change your login keychain because it still contains your old password.
Locate the Keychain Access application in the Utilities folder.
Select the Login keychain.
Select "Change Password for Keychain "Login" from the Edit menu.
Enter your previous password and then the new one you had created.
Deleting Login Keychain
If you have forgotten the previous password you had you will have to delete the login keychain:
From the file menu select "Delete Keychain "Login"".
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.
Reboot the machine.