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

Here are the steps needed on any Drake-owned Mac to ensure your password reset is effective. You should always change your password on your Drake-owned Mac while on campus and while connected to Drake's wired network (Ethernet).

Note: Don'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 Mac

  1. Make sure your Mac is connected to the campus wired network (Ethernet).
  2. Restart your Mac after changing your password.

2. Log In

  1. For Mac laptops: Make sure your Mac is connected to the campus wired network (Ethernet).
  2. Log in to your Mac with your old password.
  3. Open the Apple Menu, and select Log out <your name>.
  4. Log in to your Mac with your new password.
    Note: If there is a red dot in the Name field (or in the upper right part) of your login screen, wait until this disappears before attempting login. (This can take a couple 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.
  • Do not click Continue Log In.

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