How Do I... Update a Saved Password on Mac (OSX)

Introduction

Modern web browsers have a feature called Saved Password that saves your password so you don’t have to remember and type it next time when you visit the same website. The first time you are logging into a website you have never logged in before on the browser, it will ask if you want to save the password. If you use the Saved Password feature the password you entered will be saved in the browser and will be automatically used to login the next time you visit the website.

Please consider disabling the Saved Password feature in favour of a Password Safe.

Mac OS

  1. In the menu bar, open the Safari menu
  2. Select Preferences
  3. Go to the Autofill tab
  4. Click the Edit button for Usernames and Passwords
  5. Delete the corresponding entry

Note: Keychain Access also has the ability to store passwords for web browsers - you can use the program to delete any unwanted passwords for websites if you are having problems with your web browser.

Delete Keychain Access

  1. Open Keychain Access located in Applications > Utilities.
  2. From the Edit menu, choose: Delete Keychain "login"…
  3. Click on Delete References

Update Keychain Access

  1. Open Keychain Access located in Applications > Utilities.
  2. From the Edit menu, choose: Change Password for Keychain "login"…
  3. Type the previous password, then click OK.
  4. If the correct password is entered, a new window appears. Enter the original password again in the Current Password field.
  5. In the New Password field, type the password that matches the current account password.
  6. Re-enter the newer password in the Verify field, then click OK.

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