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Wireless - Remove Cached Credentials

This article explains how to remove your cached CNetID and password for the wireless connection on a computer or mobile device.

The easiest way to remove your credentials from an authenticated device is to change your CNetID password at Get a New CNet Password / Passphrase. Devices will not be removed from the network immediately, but will remain connected until the next time the client authenticates, which may be up to eight hours later. If you need to remove a particular device from the network immediately after you change the password, follow the instructions for your operating system.


Windows XP

Removing uchicago-secure from the preferred list will remove the credentials as well, but you will have to re-create the connection after doing so. For more detail about how to remove cached 802.1X Wireless Credentials from a Windows XP machine, please see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823731.

Windows Vista

  1. Click Start, and then click Connect To.
  2. Right-click uchicago-secure.
  3. Select Properties from the pop-up menu that appears.
  4. Uncheck Cache user information for subsequent connections to the network.
  5. Click OK.

Windows 7

  1. In the system tray on the bottom right of your screen, click the Network and Sharing Center icon.
  2. Right-click uchicago-secure.
  3. Select Properties from the pop-up menu that appears.
  4. Uncheck Remember my credentials for this connection each time I'm logged on.
  5. Click OK.

Windows 8

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Open Control Panel.
  3. Select Network and Internet.
  4. Select Network and Sharing Center.
  5. Select Wi-Fi (uchicago-secure).
  6. Uncheck Remember my credentials for this connection each time I'm logged on.
  7. Click OK.

OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard)

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click the Network icon, located in the Internet and Wireless row.
  3. Select Airport in the menu on the left side.
  4. Click on the Advanced button in the bottom right hand corner.
  5. Click on 802.1X in the top selection bar.
  6. Under User Profiles, select uchicago-secure Profile.
  7. Select the - button. The uchicago-secure Profile profile should disappear from the list.
  8. Click OK and Apply.

Note: Snow Leopard will remain connected to uchicago-secure even after the user profile is removed. To immediately disconnect, click Disconnect.

OS X 10.5.x (Leopard)

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click Network in the Internet and Wireless row.
  3. Select Airport in the menu on the left side.
  4. Click Advanced in the bottom right corner.
  5. Click 802.1X in the top selection bar.
  6. Under User Profiles, select uchicago-secure Profile.
  7. Click -. The uchicago-secure Profile profile should disappear from the list.
  8. Click Airport in the top selection bar.
  9. Under Preferred Networks, select uchicago-secure.
  10. Click . The uchicago-secure network should disappear from the list.
  11. Click OK and Apply.
  12. Open Applications, Utilities and open Keychain Access
  13. Select the login keychain on the left side.
  14. Locate the listing for Network password uchicago-secure Profile and press the Delete key. Click OK to confirm the deletion.

Note: Leopard will remain connected to uchicago-secure even after the user profile is removed. To immediately disconnect, turn the Airport off and then back on again. For additional detail concerning 802.1X on Mac OS X 10.5, please see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3326 - advanced users and/or those support professionals managing labs or shared machines, the optional, custom use of login window or system profiles may be preferred.

Android and iOS devices

You must remove the connection.

  • On Android, in Wireless and Network settings, tap the uchicago-secure network and then Forget.
  • On iOS, tap uchicago-secure and then Forget.



Keywords:network, 802.1X, uchicago-secure   Doc ID:16381
Owner:Tony J.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2010-12-29 19:00 CDTUpdated:2017-03-14 09:48 CDT
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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