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Change and Sync NETID Password on Mac via Jamf Connect

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This article offers a detailed, step-by-step guide, on how to change your NETID password directly from your Mac using the Jamf Connect and how to synchronize this updated NETID password with your Mac’s user account password.

Changing and Syncing your NET ID Password on your Mac

  1. Click on the “FDU shield icon” located in the top right of your screen’s menu bar
  1. Select “Change Password at FDU Identity
  1. Sign in to the “FDU Identity Portal” that opens up
  1. Scroll to “Change My Password” section and enter your old password and new password in the appropriate fields. Then click the “Change My Password” button
  1. You will see the password successfully changed in the red bar when successful. Click “Done
  1. Enter your “FDU NetID” and “Password” in the corresponding fields. Click “Sign In”
  1. Enter your old password in the “Local Password” prompt and click “Sync” to synchronize the new password with your Mac’s login password


You will need to reauthenticate your Office 365 apps and FDU-Secure.

Synchronizing NETID Password with your Mac Password

If you changed your NETID password outside of your FDU Mac, you will be prompted automatically to sync your password to your Mac’s password the next time you are connected to the internet. You will first need to log in to the machine using your old password and then proceed with the synchronization following the steps below.

  1. The following dialog box will appear once you are connected to the internet automatically. Enter your “FDU NetID” and “Password” and click “Sign In
  1. Enter your old password in the “Local Password” prompt and click the “Sync” button to synchronize the new password with your Mac’s login password


You will need to re-authenticate to your Office 365 apps and FDU-Secure.

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FDU Jamf Connect Login and Credential Sync 

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Welcome to our comprehensive guide on utilizing the FDU Jamf Connect for login and NETID credential synchronization on macOS. This article is tailored for the staff, faculty, and students at FDU, providing a detailed walkthrough of the Jamf Connect login interface.


Connecting to FDU-Secure is not supported on this login screen. Please use a wired connection while on campus.

Jamf Connect Interface Walkthrough

The Jamf Connect login screen consists of three sections: The login fields, the function buttons, and language and Wi-Fi.

The login fields are used to enter the NetID and password while the login button initiates the login. The username can be entered in any form that is recognized by Okta.

  • Shut down: Powers the machine off
  • Restart: Reboot the machine
  • Help: Opens a mini browser to the FDU IT site
  • Language Selection: Changes language
  • Wi-Fi: Allows selection of wireless network
Logging into Jamf Connect
  1. Enter your “FDU NetID” and “Password” and click the “Login” button
  • You will see the message “Creating your account on this Mac” while the account is being created on the Mac
  • If you are using a non-standard account name that does not match your FDU NetID, you will be able to select this account at login and link it to your NetID
  1. Locate the account and click “Connect” to link it to your NetID. If you do not wish to link the existing, account click “Create Account” to proceed with a new account


Any data stored under the old account will not be accessible if choose not to link it. 

  1. You will be prompted to enter the “existing password” for the local account. Click “Connect” to complete the link.
Synchronize NETID Password via Jamf Connect App

The Jamf Connect app is used to synchronize domain credentials with the local machine credentials.

  1. Enter your “FDU NETID” and “Password” and click the “Sign In” button
  1. If your NETID password is out-of-sync, you will be prompted to sync them by entering the Local Password you use to sign into the machine. Click “Sync” to sync the new NETID password
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