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Change Time Machine backup Password

How can I change the Time Machine Backup Password? Over the Disk Utility it doesn't work. I get the error message "Das Passwort für „MacBook“ konnte nicht geändert werden. (Ungültiger „ioctl“ für das ...
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Turning off Find My iPhone

I just got a new iPhone 6. I synced it to my computer through the last backup I had saved from my old phone. Unfortunately, at the time I was using a different Apple ID, and this ID no longer exists. ...
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sudo asking for password even though user doesn't have a password set

I have a computer that doesn't not require a password. I'd like this to continue into sudo, but unfortunately it doesn't recognise a user not having a password. According to Apple the sudo command ...
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MacPro: Flashing world logo, can't go into any mode, incorrect password types itself

When I turned on my mac this morning, the world logo flashed and then took ages to boot up and finally when my logon screen came up. An extremely long password started typing itself out. I deleted ...
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OS X 10.9: where are password hashes stored

On previous versions of OS X, password were stored in the /etc/shadow file (i think). However this file doesn't appear to exist in the later versions of the operating system. Does anyone know where ...
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Is Chrome Just As “Safe” as Safari with Regards to Passwords?

I use two browsers: one for personal use (i.e. email, social networking, YouTube, etc.) and one for professional/school (i.e. developing, school links, school-related searches, etc.). I recently ...
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Screen saver no longer asks for a password

I'm using a MacBook Air 13" mid 2012 with Yosemite 10.10.3, it rebooted itself this morning without a reason and since then the screen saver is no longer asking for a password on unlock. This is a ...
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Deleting a hard drive protected by password with Mac OS X Yosemite

I recently changed my hard drive for a SSD device. The removed storage device can be used as an external drive, via USB. I want to delete everything on this HD, but it is asking me for a password when ...
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Send wifi password from iPhone to iPad

I have an iPhone and an iPad. iCloud keychain sync is on. I'm in a location with a secret wifi password that is on my iPhone and not on my iPad. My iPhone isn't jailbroken and I already know I can't ...
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SSH private key password never removed with Keychain/ssh-agent

I have an SSH private key with password, and I'm able to add it to KeyChain/ssh-agent and have the password automatically used without having to enter it. Now I'd like to add one more thing: I want ...
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Lost Wi-Fi passwords after reset network settings on iPhone

After a network configuration reset on my iPhone all Wi-Fi passwords were lost. They were stored in iCloud Keychain, synced with my Mac, where they disappeared too. This is very frustrating since it ...
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I've Forgotten My Apple ID password. I cant get into my Email to change it

I had my iPhone confiscated for about 6 months (funny story about my Christian school and a devil worshipper backpack), and now I can't remember the passcode! I figured out how to reset it, and did, ...
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Iphone third generation

I have and iphone three and I forgot the password on it and it didn't work when i went to restore it. I really need to get back on it again.
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I don't know my keychain login password

My other computer is locked down because keychain is not accepting any passwords I have used. I can't even open finder at this point and none of the trouble shooting online is working.
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How do I check I know the password for an encrypted drive?

I've got an encrypted USB drive and I want to check I know the password. At the moment everything is in my keychain, so it works, and I can see its contents, but I want to make sure I'm covered if I ...
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Fatal: Unknown scheme: SHA512-CRYPT - is This mac related?

You can see from the output of the samples shows in the first case, that SHA512-CRYPT seems to be Unknown. The code I used is from a Linux based tutorial on setting up Postfix+Dovecot+MySQL on a site. ...
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Yosemite 10.10.3 asks for google password every week with 2 factor authentication

I have two factor authentication enabled on my google account and I was really happy when Apple finally started to support that. However there is a slight nuisance: OSX keeps asking for a password ...
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“Show Password” in Keychain Access doesn't work

I am having a problem, as a program is requesting my RSA password but my Mac won't let me see it. As I check the "show password" (mostrar contraseña) chechbox, it immediately unmarks itself. I ...
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OS X asking for local items keychain password

My mid-2010 macbook pro was running just fine on OS X 10.10, and then I decided to enable the guest account. My account still works fine, but when I login into the guest account, I get an annoying ...
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Need to clean install Yosemite without knowing or resetting password

I have a laptop that I would like to get in working order. There are 2 main issues: I forgot the password. When I boot the laptop, I am seeing the flashing folder with a question mark which ...
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Forgotten username and password

a family member recently purchased an iPad however they had their son set it up whom turns out forgotten both username and password. Now, trying to reset the entire device to no avail as the iPad is ...
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How can I recover my iCloud password?

I want to set up my iCloud account on my laptop but I cant get into my account. They are sending my reset password to my email address that I cant access so there no way for me to reset it. How can I ...
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How to disable auto password filling (Keychain) while in private browsing mode in Safari?

Keychain offers to auto complete forms including passwords even in private browsing mode. How can I disable this? I'm using Safari 8.0.5 on Yosemite 10.10.3. Edit: The use case here is when other ...
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Terminal Sudo “3 incorrect password attemps”

Every time I do something in Terminal where you need a password following thing comes: Sorry, try again. Sorry, try again. Sorry, try again. sudo: 3 incorrect password attempts ...
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Is it possible to retrieve iCloud password from iPad that is currently logged in to iCloud?

With all of Apple's (and the rest of the world's) increased intrusions by hackers, I have become very nervous when the slightest glitch happens on any of my devices. I was working on my laptop and it ...
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Mac drive not showing up on resetpassword screen

I am trying to reset my admin password using recovery partition. When I type resetpassword in terminal, a window shows up but I don't see my drive in the top box. Is there a way to fix this? btw, I ...
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different passwords on ITunes and Game Center

Since I changed my password on my Apple account my crossword scores do not appear on the Stand Alone scoreboards every day, but do on some days with GC alongside my username. I always get a welcome ...
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password built in an app for restricted download?

I have built an app. It's a magazine and a few brochures with rich content. I will upload it as a multi issue app. Once it's approved and available in the iTunes app store, I would like it to be ...
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How can I securely store passwords in xcode app?

I'm writing an app with Xcode using Applescript-ObjC. I'm wanting to put in some usernames and passwords to automatically check some remote servers. How can I put these login credentials in the app ...
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How to delete iCloud account without knowing the password

I want to delete iCloud Account, but I can't remember the password to gain access to my Apple iCloud. Can someone please help me as there must be away that I can delete the account.
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Disk Password appearing as login option

I have always used FileVault2 on my 2012 13 inch MBP. This weekend I did a "nuke and pave" procedure. I am very happy with the results as a myriad of small issues I had been having are now resolved. ...
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Reset iPhone 5 without iCloud password [duplicate]

First of all: No I didn't get the phone off of someone else and no I can't get the password by going to iforgot.apple.com (because the email address used for the account has been deleted, so emailing ...
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Mac Keychain Access search seemingly broken

Ever since additionally starting to use iCloud Keychain, my regular keychain access list has had multiple issues. The largest of which is that items I know are in there are no longer indexed by the ...
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iMac password stopped working, Apple Persistent State Encryption shows a recent modified date

I'm not sure if we should be worried... Mom does not change passwords for her iMac system login, nor do I, but when I went to update some software this morning, the password doesn't work, nor can I ...
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Accessing iCloud passwords without a Mac

I mostly use Macs and iOS devices, so I've started using the iCloud password manager for better account security. Of course, all the world is not a Mac, but passwords are ubiquitous. When I am using ...
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Mac asking for multiple “login” keychain app passwords but won't accept them

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro. My husband reset the password for iCloud and iTunes and now I cannot get access to my computer. I can put in the password at login then nothing but a black screen with ...
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Mac Terminal won't accept £ in ssh password?

I have an issue where I'm trying to ssh into the root account of a firewall from my Mac. I'm on the same network as the firewall. ssh root@1.2.3.4 I'm then asked for my password which contains the ...
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How do I repair a corrupt Admin Password?

I'm running a iMac with 10.9.5. Recently I installed Adobe CC, and ever since, I've been having issues with my admin password. My computer no longer recognizes it. So I'm effectively unable to update ...
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How do I “NOT require” a passcode in Apple Configurator

Since apparently I can't set a passcode automatically with configurator I'd like to not have a passcode required (I'm okay with the user setting one themselves as long as it'll get wiped when I reset ...
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Is it possible to set the unlock passcode with configurator profiles?

I'm managing a half dozen devices with Configurator. I'd like to set the unlock passcode on all of the devices to friend. Is this possible using profiles or some other method in Configurator? If so, ...
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Mac OSX : How to password protect an .app or other folder from deleting/moving by user/admin/root

I'm working on a security agent. Wherein I do not want to allow any user/admin/root to delete my security agent application normally. If user/admin/root try to delete the .app file then OS should ...
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How to have non-compliant passwords on OS X accounts reset password?

I am trying to set up a password requirement for the accounts on OS X 10.9 I am editing it by using the following command: sudo pwpolicy -setglobalpolicy "maxFailedLoginAttempts=5 minChars=10 ...
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iPhone asks for wrong apple id when updating apps

My iPhone 6 keeps asking for random apple ids when updating apps. All these apps were purchased under my apple id, no if, ands or buts. Please help.
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Time Machine restore does not recognize sparsebundle password

I am trying to do a time machine system restore from an encrypted sparse bundle. I have a mac with OS X 10.10.2 and the sparse bundle is on a time capsule. I rebooted with cmd+R and selected “Restore ...
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Password Protect one work space alone in Mac OS X Yosemite

I used to work with multiple workspaces, putting my dev apps on one space and music apps on another. I want my Chat apps in one workspace where I want to protect it with my password, because I will ...
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Why won't Safari save passwords to iCloud

I've been using iCloud passwords for a long time with no issues. This week, suddenly Safari won't remember any new passwords. It still auto-fills previously saved passwords though. In Safari ...
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How can I turn off encrypted iPhone backup without a password?

I forgot my password for iPhone backup. How can I recover the password so I can turn off the backups?
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How does iTunes gain access to a passcode-locked iPhone?

Recently I witnessed how iTunes, which is linked to a certain iPhone may unlock it's first screen - the one which requires a password. I also know of a few tools which may mimic this effect; I`m ...
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Some keyboard keys not working on password input to Yosemite login screen

As stated in the title some keys don't work when trying to input my password into the Yosemite login screen. The weird thing is that if my mouse isn't plugged in (Razer Naga) when I turn on my Macbook ...
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How to update Mac OS X 10.9 keychain access

I am using Mac OS X 10.9 and I am trying to update my keychain password. I have just changed some Facebook password so that now when I log into Facebook, the password that is put by my Mac OS X system ...