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Reset Keychain after password change on domain (faculty/staff) Apple
How to reset keychain on apple computer after a password change
If you change your campus password and experience keychain or printing problems, the keychain can be updated to your new password.
After logging in for the first time after a password update you will see "Continue Log in." Selecting "Continue Log-in" will provide access to desktop files; however, network and some third-party applications will present dialog warnings because the keychain is locked. Fortunately, the keychain can still be updated using the following method:
How to update a Keychain Password
- Open Keychain Access located in Applications > Utilities.
- From the Edit menu, choose: Change Password for Keychain "login"…
- Type the previous password, then click OK.
- If the correct password is entered, a new window appears. Enter the original password again in the "Current Password" field.
- In the "New Password" field, type the password that matches the current account password.
- Re-enter the newer password in the "Verify" field, then click OK.
- The new password will still need to be entered for other directory services such as email or server mounts; you will be prompted when you attempt to access these services or locations.
Create New Keychain
Selecting "Create New Keychain" will result in the destruction of the original keychain and all associated passwords. Each password will need to be reentered. In most cases, user simply do not know their saved passwords so passwords may need to be reset. If a backup solution is in place, such as CrashPlan, it's possible to restore the previous user-keychain and follow the instructions above (Continue Log In), to recover the lost credentials.
Unlock/update Keychain Password
Selecting "Update Keychain Password" and entering the previous password to unlock the keychain, will result in the OS updating the login password accordingly so that services continue to work as expected. Hooray! If email is tied to the same directory credentials, or if server volumes are set to mount at login (single sign-on excluded), the new password must be entered again to gain access.