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Changing Your Campus Password on a Campus iMac

This quick guide covers how faculty and staff can change their campus password on their campus desktop iMac.

To avoid keychain issues, all faculty and staff who have a campus desktop iMac are recommended to follow the instructions below.

Don't have a campus iMac? Change your password using the Employee Self Service Change Password application.

NOTE: You must know your current password in order to follow these instructions. If you are locked out of your account or do not know your current password, please contact your Department IT Coordinator (usually the department office manager) to have them reset your password.

1. Click on the Apple icon and then select System Preferences.

Apple menu
  1. Click on the Apple icon at the top left of your display screen.
  2. Select System Preferences.

2. Click Users & Groups.

System Preferences window

3. Select your User Name and then click Change Password.

Users & Groups screen
  1. Select your user name from the list on the left.
  2. Then click Change Password.

4. Type in your old password, type in a new password and verify it, and then click Change Password.

Password change fields
  1. Type your current password in the Old password field.
  2. Type a new password in the New Password and Verify fields.
  3. Then click Change Password.

5. Restart your campus computer and log on to your computer with your new password.

Mac login screen

To complete the password reset process, please restart your campus computer and log on to your computer with your new password.

6. Update any mobile devices and laptops with your new password.

View Updating Your Password on Your Mobile Device to learn how to update your password on your mobile devices.

View Updating Your Password on Your Campus Laptop to learn how to update your password on your campus laptop.

NOTE: Turn on each device one by one to avoid any issues with your account being locked out.

7. Update your security questions.

View How to Set Up or Modify Password Recovery Security Questions and Off-Campus Email Address to learn how to update your account security questions.

NOTE: Security questions allow you to reset your password by answering the security questions; no need to contact IT for help!

Need More Help?

View Password Change Help & Support.

Visit the IT Password Change website.

Contact the IT Help Desk at helpdesk@fullerton.edu or 657-278-7777 for additional assistance.