What to Do After Password Reset: Drake-Owned Mac Computers (How-to)

Here are the steps you need to take on your Drake-owned Mac to ensure that your password reset is effective. You should always change your password on your Drake-owned computer while on campus.

NOTE: D
on't forget to immediately update your other devices with your new password. Failure to do so will result in you being temporarily locked out of your account.

1. Restart your Computer

  1. Restart your computer after your password change

2. Log in

For Laptops

  1. Connect your computer to the campus wired network.
  2. Log in to your computer with your old password.
  3. Open the Apple Menu, and select Log out <your name>.
  4. Log in your computer with your new password.
    1. ​​​​​​​If there is a red dot in the "Name" field of your login screen, wait until this disappears before attempting login (this can take several minutes).

3. Login Keychain

You will be prompted to update your Login Keychain.

  • If you know your old password, click Update Keychain Password. You will need to enter your previous Drake password.
  • If you do not know your previous password, click Create New Keychain.
  • DON'T click Continue Log In.

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