Update Network Password on macOS (Student and Personal Macs)


When you change your network password, there may be some services and applications on your Mac that you need to update with your new network password. If your Mac is a University managed Mac, you can use NoMAD to help you update and sync all your passwords automatically.



Your Mac may automatically prompt for the new password. If it does, enter the new password and make sure to check the box for Remember this password in my Keychain
  1. If your Mac does not automatically prompt for a new password, Open System Preferences > click Network > select Wi-Fi and click Advanced.
  2. Remove “urwin” from the preferred Networks by clicking the - (minus) button.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Select urwin from the available wireless networks.
  5. You should then be prompted for credentials.
  6. Enter your NetID in the Name field and your new network Password in the password field.
  7. Check the box for Remember this Network.

Email (Mac Mail or Outlook)

  1. Open your mail application and click on Outlook/Mail in the menu bar.
  2. Click on Preferences.
  3. Select Accounts.
  4. Enter your new password in the password field.
  5. Close any preference windows. If you are prompted to save, do so.

Pluto (Public Network Printers)

  1. Open Keychain Access by searching for it in Spotlight or in Finder in Applications>Utilities.
  2. Inside Keychain Access, search for pluto.
  3. For any printers that are listed in the search results, right click on the printer and choose Get Info.
  4. In the new window that appears, check the Show password box and enter in your new network password. Click Save Changes and exit the pop up
  5. Update any additional network printers as necessary.

See Also

If Mail on your Mac keeps asking for your password



Article ID: 88590
Mon 10/7/19 1:21 PM
Fri 7/2/21 4:17 PM