Friday, March 16, 2018

Password Change Tips

Before you change your password

In May of 2017, Macalester adopted a new Password Policy to increase information security for college and personal data. Check out the new requirements and choose a new password.

Change your password

Change your password and set up your security questions using password.macalester.edu.

After you change your password

Thank you for changing your password and helping make Macalester's systems more secure. Once you’ve changed your Macalester College account password, start using it right away. Most Macalester systems are synced and will immediately accept your new password—but don’t forget to update your Wifi connections and mobile devices as needed.

Computer

  • To connect to open applications such as mail and calendar on your computer, reenter your password when prompted.
  • To connect to Macalester Wifi or eduroam, reenter your password when prompted.
  • To use your password manager for your Macalester account, update your Macalester entry accordingly.

Mobile Devices

  • To connect to mail and calendar, reenter your password accordingly. 
  • To connect to Macalester Wifi or eduroam, reenter your password when prompted.

Gotchas

  • If you are using a College-owned Macintosh computer, your computer login password will not change.
  • If you are using a College-owned Windows computer, you may need to use your old password in the short term.
  • If you use your @macalester.edu email and password for non-Macalester sites like Amazon, Facebook, Linkedin, online banking, etc., your password will not change.
If you need assistance with any part of the password change process, contact the ITS Help Desk at 651.696.6525 or helpdesk@macalester.edu

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