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How can I access an iOS Mail password stored in Keychain?

I upgraded my wife's iPhone to a newer model but she can't remember her Yahoo mail password which is stored in Keychain on her old phone. She uses the standard iOS Mail app which successfully fetches ...
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Need an OSX cd to reset admin password

Issue - father in-law has alzheimers (early but impacting) Wants files from Apple laptop and can't remember password(s) Shop who set it up for him wants $$$s to unlock and reset and I said what a lot ...
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iCloud keychain problems - asking passwords, can't change password, can't unsync

Main symptom: When I reboot I get multiple prompts asking for the "local items" keychain password. Details: The password required is my old iCloud password, not my current user account password ...
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iCloud password broken on iPad, works on computer

I have a relative who smashed their iPad beyond repair. It's been replaced with a refurbished one. I restored the tablet from a backup on my computer (Win7, if that's relevant). It boots properly and ...
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Why does “Turn Passcode Off” on iOS take so long?

Actually, all of these operations take a lot longer than I expect: Turn Passcode On Turn Passcode Off Change Passcode I'm not complaining. I'm a developer (not Apple tech) who thinks it takes ...
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Can't use Internet effectively after password change for office web Proxy on Mac

We have an Internet/office web proxy for http and https, pretty common proxy. Every so often we have to reset our password. On a windows machine, the password change is automatic and is propagated ...
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iMac running 10.8.5 hangs on password entry

Account is system admin. Other accounts on iMac work fine and, using them, I can obtain admin privileges by entering my short name and password. I've recovered all files except for Library which ...
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iPhone security question

I think I made a rather stupid mistake My iPhone battery was getting old, so I went to a local repair shop to get it replaced. It's not an Apple Store, just a couple of guys who fix PCs and do odd ...
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I included emoji in my password and now I can't log in to my Account on Yosemite

I wanted to check if it's possible to use emoji in a password for my Account on OS Yosemite. It worked but I didn't realize that the login screen has only native keyboards, so I can't type emoji ...
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Independently decrypt System.keychain using SystemKey file

From backup I've extracted (and I can extract any additional file) /var/db/SystemKey and /Library/Keychains/System.keychain I was able to unlock previously used Login.keychain with previous user ...
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Constant prompts for FaceTime Password, iCloud Password and iMessage Password

I don't use any of these services. Currently there is a dialog box permanently on the screen prompting for a password. If I press cancel, it's replaced instantly by another dialog box, prompting for a ...
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ICloud Password won't work on iPad but will on iPhone

I guess the title spells it out. A bit of background into - I have an iCloud password associated with an old email. It also has a secondary email set up so I still get email when I reset the iCloud ...
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Macbook Pro got stolen. Thief knows password. iCloud Keychain all compromised?

My Macbook was stolen. And I think the thief knows my Macbook's login (admin) password (not Apple ID). (I know, very stupid of me) Does that mean all my passwords stored in iCould Keychain are now ...
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Yosemite: Cannot Music / iTunes - black screen and won't accept password

I am trying to open Music. Instead of opening as usual, it does this bizarre slow animated slide-open into a fully black background with a password prompt stating that I've been logged out of iCloud ...
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How do I locate the entry in Keychain corresponding to an app-specific password?

I would like to resolve some issues I'm having with app-specific passwords for Messages and FaceTime, and need to see what entries in my Keychain are being used for app-specific passwords (if, in fact ...
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Mail Failed to Load After Changed Gmail Password or Enable TFA

This happens after either you change your gmail password or enable Two Factor Authentication. Anyone faced this before and how did you resolve this? Thanks.
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Yosemite won't accept administrator password [duplicate]

I've just bought an iMac, reinstalled Yosemite, put in my details but, coming back after a short pause, found it had gone to sleep and wouldn't accept my password to wake up. I'm sure I put in the ...
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Launching apps behind the lock screen?

I need to run an application behind the lock screen, e.g., just as Time Machine or Sophos antivirus (and others) can run when the screen is locked. Specifically, I would like to schedule an ...
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Prevent administrator from resetting password of another administrator

I'm running Mac OS X Yosemite. There are multiple administrator accounts in my Mac. I don't want an administrator to snoop into another administrator's account. Is there any way I can prevent an ...
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Trying to reset password holding Command+R, at Startup, goes to Wi-Fi

I am holding Command ⌘R at Startup, but can't access Utilities, it goes directly to Wi-Fi, choose network.
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How to get users hashed password

I am playing about with 'John the ripper' to see how easily my password can be cracked. The only issue i I cannot seem to fin the hashed password. Things I've tried. Reading hash from /etc/passwd - ...
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My laptop got cleaned but now there is a different password, but I don't know it. How do I change it? [closed]

My laptop got cleaned (MacBook Pro OSX Yosemite, vesion 10.10) just before the summer (2015) and I came back after my holiday and picked it up. I opened my laptop and it logged in automatically, but I ...
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How do you get a Cisco VPN connection to remember its password?

The Problem I've got a Cisco IPSEC VPN connection in my network settings on a Yosemite machine. It works fine, aside from prompting for a password on every single connection. The saved password is ...
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How do I pass a password to hdiutil attach?

How do I pass a password to hdiutil attach? I have an encrypted sparsebundle (test.sparsebundle) and it's password is "test", with no quotes. I'd like to automate opening that file. I have tried ...
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What can I do when my Time Machine password is not accepted, although it's correct?

Having troubles with a botched system upgrade on OS X 10.10.3, I tried to restore my MacBook Pro, 15" Early 2011 version, using an encrypted Time Machine backup made on an external USB drive. The ...
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iphone 4s ios 8.1 icloud password extraction from itunes encrypted backup [duplicate]

I have iphone 4s with ios 8.1 on it i am using this phone from long time all my data including my emails msgs pix etc are on it the problem is that i have forgotten the icloud account password and ...
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Apple password not being accepted

Trying to install a settings update on my iPad but it won't accept my password. I have tried resetting password but it still won't accept it I'm afraid I'm a bit of a dinosaur
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Command key when running Mac through virtual box on Windows OS

I just recently installed Yosemite in Virtualbox. Here's the installation video I followed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYMEb0ZCfes My OS is Windows and I'm trying to run Mac using Virtualbox. I ...
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Possible to uninstall OS X apps without admin password?

I have a school issued MacBook Air with several apps installed. While they were downloaded from the App Store using my personal Apple ID, I need the administer password (which I don't have) in order ...
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My macbook asks for a password even when “require password” is unchecked

Until recently I could uncheck System Preferences "require password" when at home and check it again when at work. But now I get asked for a password after a sleep even when "require password" is ...
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A Macbook was stolen and returned: How can I detect the changes that were made on the OS?

My Macbook Pro running OS X Yosemite and a Windows 7 Bootcamp was stolen a month ago when I left it sitting in Frankfurt airport. I had used FindMyiPhone to add a lock and wipe it but it never came ...
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Lost Game Center password

My Game Center password is lost and I can't remember the security question because it is an old account and I never wrote the password down, I also switched to a new phone.
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Old password not being accepted when attempting to change password

I was trying to change my password from System Preferences on my MacBook Pro. I followed the procedure by filling in the old password along with the new one. However, I am informed that the old ...
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iCloud delete and remove device and photos

Inexplicably I wasn't able to enter my 4 digit password on my iPhone anymore. I tried so many times that my iPhone was deactivated. I powered off my iPhone and restarted it, but no chance. Afterward I ...
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Mac requires password every time I wake it

I have my Macbook set to require a password one hour after sleep or inactivity, but it still asks for my password even after a moment of sleep. Am I misunderstanding this setting or is there another ...
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iOS/Mac OS/Gmail 2-step verification broken

Okay, so I've been struggling with this conflict for days now, and I can't figure out how to fix it. Something happened with the way iOS, Mac OS, and GMail has set up 2-step verification and ...
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Keychain Issue - Yosemite

Apologies for the vague title - I couldn't really think of any other way to sum up my problem. I've been trying all day to work my own way around this issue but I've ultimately hit a brick wall so ...
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“Delete references & files” with keychain using security delete-keychain

I have a script that uses a keychain to store various privates keys and certificates into a certain keychain (different from login and System). I'd like to enable it to purge all the content of its ...
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Mail Immediately forgets SMTP Password

I'm trying to set up Apple Mail to send through my web host's SMTP server (not Gmail, or any common email provider), and as soon as I save the SMTP settings, Mail forgets the password, meaning that ...
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What's a more graceful way to hide private information during a live demo

Sometimes I give live demos from my Macbook, whereby I plug in an HDMI cable and show my screen on a projector. During such demos, I sometimes might need to look up a login password which I keep ...
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iTunes Producer unable to get password from my keychain

When I try to open iTunes Producer, I get an error stating, "We are unable to retrieve your password from the security keychain." I recently deleted the folder in my keychain library while trying to ...
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Change System password

When I set up my new macbook pro, I chose to use my apple store username / password. However, the password is a pretty long one, and it's annoying to have to type it in every time I need to change a ...
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Temporarily set non-iCloud password; now both temporary and iCloud passwords required at startup

My Yosemite MacBook Pro is normally set to use my iCloud password. Taking it in for service to the Apple store, they suggested I create a temporary password, which I did by going to Users & Groups ...
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How can I stop the App Store asking for a password in OSX?

I want to update some apps downloaded through the App Store in OSX (not iOS). Is there a way to allow OSX to do this without insisting for a password every time? In iOS you are able to disable the ...
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Trouble with local iCloud services

I reset my password for iCloud recently and everything went pretty smoothly. My mac still connects to iCloud and the password to log in has also been changed. However whenever I restart my computer, ...
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Insecure connection and stored passwords disappear

I am troubleshooting my dad's computer and I am confused about what's going on, sorry if the symptoms are a little bit all over the place. I am connecting the computer with a wifi that all other ...
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Missing Items From KeyChain Dumps

I'm using the process outlined here to export my OS X keychain items to .csv files. After getting many blank .csv files, I adapted the script using this guy's suggestion. After making this change, ...
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Allowing any keyboard to input for passwords

I use 3 keyboard layouts: Dvorak-Sougou (Chinese), Dvorak-Kana (Japanese), and Dvorak (English). Whenever I input a password, it always returns me to the EN-Dvorak layout. The problem is two-fold: ...
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restore replacement iphone 5 from damaged iphone 5

I received a replacement iphone 5 which I'm trying to restore within itunes. I'd like to restore it from my damaged, identical iphone 5; however, I don't remember the password which iTunes requires ...
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How can I upgrade Mac OS without the administrator password?

I recently received an old iMac secondhand. I have no way to reach the original owner. I am trying to upgrade the OS software, but the prompts demand the administrator's name (which is auto-filled) ...