How to Change Your Passwords (Mac OS 10.8, 10.7, 10.6, and 10.5)

NAU Secure Wireless Password

You can change your NAU secure wireless password in Mac OS 10.8, 10.7, 10.6, or 10.5 by following these step-by-step instructions.

Step 1

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Click the "Apple" icon on the far left-hand side of the menu bar at the top of the screen.

Step 2

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Click "System Preferences" in the menu.

Step 3

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Under "Internet & Network," click "Network."

Step 4

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Click the "Wi-Fi" option in the left-hand list, and click "Advanced."

Step 5

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Click "NAU" in the "Preferred Networks" list to select it, and click the "minus" icon below the list.  Then, click "OK."

Step 6

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Click "Apply."

Step 7

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Click the drop-down menu next to "Network Name" and click "NAU" in the menu.

Step 8

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Type "NAU\your_username" into the "Username" field, where "your_username" is your NAU ID.  Type your password into the "Password" field and click "Join."  Your NAU secure wireless password has been changed.

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VPN Password

You can change your NAU VPN password in Mac OS 10.7, 10.6, or 10.5 by following these step-by-step instructions.

Step 1

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Click the "Apple" icon on the far left-hand side of the menu bar at the top of the screen.

Step 2

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Click "System Preferences" in the menu.

Step 3

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Under "Internet & Network" click "Network."

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Click the "VPN (PPTP)" option in the left-hand list.  Make sure you have vpn.nau.edu typed into the "Server Address" field, and NAU\your_username, where "your_username" is your NAU ID.  When you are ready, click "Authentication Settings."

Step 5

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Click the "Password" option in the "User Authentication" menu and type in your password.  Then, press "Enter/Return" on your keyboard.

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Click "Apply", then click "Connect."  Your NAU VPN password has been changed.

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A password lockout is a problem that occurs when a user changes their NAU password online without changing it on all of their devices. These step-by-step instructions will guide users through the process of changing their NAU password on multiple devices. 

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