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Changing Passwords for LSE Apple Macs

All LSE users (Mac or PC) must change their passwords annually. You can find out more about this at Password Change|.

If you're using a Mac workstation or laptop that has been purchased and set up by LSE, there are some extra steps you should take. These apple both to LSE-based workstations that have been bound to Active Directory and standalone workstations and laptops.

LSE Desktops (Bound to AD)

 You will know if your Mac has been bound to AD because after changing your password, when you next log into your computer you will see the following message:

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  1. Click Update Keychain Password

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  2. Type in your old AD LSE password and click OK
  3. Once you've opened any other applications that use your LSE user account, e.g. Entourage, you'll be prompted to enter your new password.

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  4. Click Yes, enter your new password then click OK.

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For LSE Laptops and Home users

 If you're using a non-AD bound Mac, you won't have to deal with the keychain issue Many people have, however, become confused between their Mac username and password, and their LSE username and password. To avoid this, we have traditionally recommended that it's best practice to keep your local username and password on your Mac the same as your LSE AD username and password.

After changing your LSE password:

  1.  Open System Preferences on the Dock

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  2. Click Users & Groups

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  3. Type in your local username and password when prompted

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  4. Type in your old password, followed by your new password. Click Change Password.

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Please remember that in order to save confusion, it's best practice to keep your local username and password on your Mac the same as your LSE AD username and password.

Please remember all LSE passwords have to be changed annually.

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