WiscChat - Changing your saved password in iChat / Apple Messages

This document describes how to change the saved password in iChat/Messages for a standard WiscChat account. These directions are especially useful if you change your NetID password

Note: You should always be cautious about saving your password in an application. The convenience of saving the password must be weighed against the potential consequences if someone gains unauthorized access to your computer. Though this document describes procedures related to saved passwords, we do not recommend that you save your password.

    For OS X 10.8, Open Messages

  1. Go to the Messages menu at the top and select Preferences.

    The menu bar in OS X with the Messages menu selected and the Preferences option highlighted

  2. Click on the Accounts tab.

    Account tab displaying account information in Messages for osx 10.8

    • Select your account on the left-hand column by left-clicking on it
    • Make sure the box Enable this Account is unchecked. This will disable your account and allow you to change the password because Messages will not allow you to change the password while the user is logged in.
    • Type your new password in the Password field.
    • Go back to the Enable this account box an make sure you check the box to make sure your account is activated once again.
    • Close the Messages Preferences window.

    For OS X 10.7 and earlier, Open iChat.

  1. Go to the iChat menu at the top and select Preferences.

    The menu bar in OS X with the iChat menu selected and the Preferences option highlighted

  2. Click on the Accounts tab.

    The iChat Preferences panel is shown with the Account tab selected

  3. Select your account on the left and type your new password in the Password field.

    The Account tab displaying a WiscChat account with the username and password fields displayed

  4. Close the iChat Preferences window.

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Keywords:wiscchat mac changing change password ichat osx os x wisc chat jabber client mesages message imessage iMessages   Doc ID:12739
Owner:Ara M.Group:WiscChat
Created:2009-11-24 19:00 CDTUpdated:2014-08-11 08:21 CDT
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