How to: Change stored passwords in Keychain Access on your Mac


No one at Texas Tech University or from anywhere else should ask for your password.

In Keychain Access, double-click the item that you wish to change, click the box next to "Show password", and type your keychain password. Type your new password into the field and click Save Changes.


TIP: This procedure can be used to change wireless credentials, passwords stored in programs, website passwords, etc.

1) Open the Keychain Access app. One way to do this is by going to Launchpad, going to the Other folder, and clicking Keychain Access.

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2) The list of stored credentials will be shown. If Keychain Access is locked, click on the lock icon in the upper left-hand corner and enter the appropriate credentials to unlock it. To modify an item in the keychain, double-click on its entry in the list shown.

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3) The attributes for the keychain entry will be displayed. To change the password that is stored, click the checkbox next to "Show password".

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4) You will be prompted to confirm the access to your keychain if you have not chosen to "Always Allow" this access in the past. Type your keychain password and click Allow.

TIP: The keychain password is normally the same as your user account password.

NOTE: If you want to allow access in the future click Always Allow.

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5) Your stored password will be displayed. You can update this password so that it is current. Once you have updated the password, click the Save Changes button.

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The stored password has been updated in Keychain Access.