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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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i need to activate my iPhone 5s but i dont remember the password. [duplicate]

I need to activate my iPhone 5s but I've forgotten the password. I have tried going to Manage My ID, then changing my primary email to this one but I cant because its owned by Apple ...
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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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Stuck without icloud password. No security qestions no rescue email [duplicate]

Ok so i have a iphone 5s and i bought a new sim for it and it didnt work so i restored it by putting it in recovery mode coz i forgot my password and coudnt turn find my iphone of. after i restored it ...
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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) ...
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Reinstalling an iOS app with a forgotten PIN code

A user of my app turned on the app PIN code security feature and then forgot her PIN. She deleted the app from her iPad but, when she re-installed it from the App Store, the PIN was still required and ...
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In AppleScript when entering password, is a click required

I'm writing an AppleScript to toggle on/off a VPN connection for a computer. I have things more or less working, however, I have to click on the password prompt dialog in order for the script to ...
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Exchange 2011 keeps asking for password

I am running Outlook 2011 on Yosemite/10.10.3 with all the latest updates installed. When I try to add an Exchange account to Outlook, it initially runs the sync just fine. However, for any ...
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Apple ID security questions: case sensitive, unicode and accents

What is the case with the security questions of Apple ID? Does it care about case sensitivity? Also, I know it can accept unicode characters like words in greeks, but does it care about accents ...
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Changed iCloud password but Yosemite password not changed

I recently changed my iCloud password on my iPhone but the password to log in to my Macbook Pro (running Yosemite) hasn't changed. When I click change password it says that my account is using my ...
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Password no longer works on MacBook Air Yosemite 10.10.2 I need to reset the password, without logging in

I do not know why, but my password is no longer working on my MacBook Air v. 10.10.2 Yosemite. I have tried several things including restarting in Recovery Partition, going to terminal and typing ...
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Password reset issue using terminal method

No user accounts are displayed in the window that pops up after I enter the 'resetpassword' command into the terminal. Is there another way to reset my admin password or fix this issue?
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What can I do besides taking in Macbook to remove firmware password?

I have a MacBook Pro w/ Retina (2012 I believe) which has a firmware password which I don't know. Since it is a retina I can't use the remove RAM trick. If I go to reformat and reinstall the MBP will ...
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How to prevent Safari saved passwords being seen with Mac password?

In Safari on OS X via Safari/Preferences/Passwords/ it is possible to view all saved passwords in plain text by entering the Mac password. I want to use a different password. Is this possible? I ...
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My iMac won't load after I enter new password and old FileVault password

I reset my password about five times. I input the master code then put a new code but then it asks for the last password for the FileVault. So I put the last code I reset with. But when I enter it, it ...
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Can I update the iCloud password from a terminal?

I have several Macs in a different country, and I would like to update their iCloud password remotely. I can login to the machines via SSH, but the firewall does not allow me to use VNC. I would like ...
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How to find wifi passwords in Yosemite or iOS8

I can still connect to this foreign network using this new computer -- my old computer had access. I want to share the password with my wife's system. I can't figure out how to do this, either in ...
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iCloud email - server password changed?

I have been using iCloud for a few months now with no problems until today. My mobile flagged up that I cannot login to my iCloud email account due to: Server password has been changed. Input the ...
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Changed user password by providing new password as hash not syncing to filevault 2

I have been using defaults write "path/to/username.plist" shadowhashdata '(really long hash info)' to administer a local support account on our Mac's but I have found, and it may be since updating ...
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Mac Password dialog box font missing / corrupt

Since changing my Mac's font from the default on Yosemite to San Francisco (the font on the Apple Watch for those who don't know) my Mac's password dialog box has always appeared like this. It still ...
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Archive Utility password

Right when I opened Archive Utility for the first time, it asked me for a password for "activated.info". What password is it talking about and what would I put? I've never used it before so I've never ...
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How to prevent keychain passwords being seen with iPhone passcode?

Via Settings/Safari/Saved Passwords/ it is possible to view all saved passwords by simply entering the 4 digit passcode on ones iPhone. Is it possible to still be able to use Keychain passwords and ...
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Password incorrect and Internet Recovery Mode -3001f Error

Have an iMac here roughly 2 years old and within the last week the admin account password has stopped working. It is the correct password, used on all of our devices and only IT staff use it. The ...
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Why am I seeing these weird characters in the popup that asks for my password when I try to update Adobe Flash on my Mac?

I'm running OS X Yosemite on a Macbook Pro. I recently had an update for adobe flash but when the password prompt pops up to continue the installation of the update it looks like this: What's going ...
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Restore my iPad

I forgot my passcode on my iPad and I can't restore it. I plugged it into iTunes and did the manual restart. I logged onto iCloud and took my iPad off of Find my iPhone so I could restore it. The ...
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Touch ID and password at the same time?

Is it possible to require both Touch ID and a password in order to unlock an iPhone?