The NoMAD software is automatically installed on all Macs deployed by WPI ITS as of February, 2020. WPI IT recommends that you change your password on a WPI-owned IT-managed Mac utilizing NoMAD, an application which provides a single sign-on experience. After changing your WPI password, logging in to NoMAD will allow you to change the password for your local Mac account.

NOMAD Installation and Initial Sign-in

Step 1: Establish a Connection to the WPI Network

  • ON CAMPUS – Connect via a wired connection or use either WPI-Wireless or EDUROAM WiFi connections.
  • OFF CAMPUS - connect to the WPI network via Global Protect VPN  

Step 2: Verify NoMAD is setup

The NoMAD application should be in the Launchpad on all WPI-owned Macs.

Mac home screen with NoMAD circled (upper left) and an arrow pointing to the Launchpad (lower left).

The Nomad Application can also be found in the Applications folder or searching via Spotlight.

  • If the NoMAD application is present open it skip to Step 4: Signing in to NoMAD. 
  • If not installed, proceed to Step 3: Installing NoMAD.  

Step 3: Installing NoMAD

If you do not have NoMAD on your system, please contact the IT Service Desk.

Step 4: Signing in to NoMAD

Click on the NoMAD triangle on the menu bar for a list of options.

Menu with NoMAD triangle and Sign in selected.

Select Sign In, then enter your WPI username and password

NoMAD sign in window.

Once you are signed in, your NoMAD triangle will now have a green check mark and list the number of days until your password expires.

NoMAD triangle displaying green checkmark and 244 days

NOTE: If running multiple systems, complete steps 1 to 4 as needed, including signing into NoMAD. NoMAD should sync passwords within about 15 minutes after you sign in. 

NoMAD Password Management

Changing A Password

To change your WPI password from an IT-provisioned Mac:

Menu with NoMAD triangle and Change Password selected.
  1. Sign in to NoMAD. Click the NoMAD menu bar icon in the upper right corner of your desktop.
  2. Select  Change Password.
  3. Enter your current password.
  4. Enter and verify your new password.
  5. Click Change Password.
Change Password Window

That should change your WPI password and all system passwords should remain in sync.

Synchronizing A Password

If the software recognizes that your WPI password is not synchronized with your local account, NoMAD will fail to start and you will be prompted to update your password.


The NoMAD window that appears when your password needs to be synchronized.


Using NoMAD

Single Sign-On

After logging in to NoMAD, ensure that the Single Sign-On feature is enabled. This feature will automatically sign you into all WPI share drives and WPI webpages that use Microsoft Single Sign-On. If the NoMAD menu bar icon in the upper right corner of your desktop is in black and white:

  1. Click the NoMAD menu bar icon.
  2. Select Renew Tickets

The NoMAD menu bar icon will then display in full color. When the icon is in full color, that means that the Single Sign-On is enabled.

Software Installation

Software can be installed through the NoMAD application. To install software:

  1. In the upper right corner of the desktop, click the NoMAD menu bar icon.
  2. Click Get Software.
  3. The Self-Service program will open and you can select to install the desired software.