Update Network Password on macOS (University Macs)

Overview

When you change your network password, your Mac needs to be updated with your new network password in order to prevent any login issues or the need to use two separate passwords use your Mac. There are also some services and applications on your Mac that you need to update with your new network password. For University managed Macs, you can use NoMAD to help you update and sync all your passwords automatically, all without the need for Ethernet. 

Instructions

If you are off-campus, please connect to the VPN before changing your password.

 

  1. Click on the NoMAD icon in the menu bar and select "Change Password". This will open up Webpass, where you can sign in with your NetID and current password and then change your network password. 
  2. Once the password is changed, click on the NoMAD icon in the menu bar, and a prompt will appear that the password was changed and you will have the option to sign in. Click on Sign In and enter your new network password. 
    nomad prompt

 

If your Mac is encrypted and macOS 10.13 is installed, you will need to restart your Mac and login once with the old password. You will then be brought to a sign in window and you will be able to log in with your NetID and new network password. You can check your version of macOS by clicking on and choosing About This Mac. To see if your Mac is encrypted, open System Preferences and open Security & Privacy>FileVault. If FileVault is enabled, then your Mac is encrypted.

See Also

University Network Account Management

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Article ID: 88593
Created
Mon 10/7/19 1:36 PM
Modified
Fri 10/18/19 4:38 PM