A code, key, or string of text required to gain access to a particular service or resource.

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How do I instantly lock my computer when screen saver delay is on?

I have my security preferences set up to delay for 15 minutes after screen saver turns on and then ask for a password. (I use two computers and don't always notice right away when the screensaver ...
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Can sleep password and screensaver password timeout settings be different?

In El Capitan, is there a way to separate the request for password when the computer wakes from sleep from the request for password for stopping the screensaver? See System Preferences --> Security &...
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Need to boot MacBook Pro into USB recovery mode

I am trying to help someone recover data from a non-functional MBP (it was dropped). I have the internal drive mounted in a sled and connected to another MBP via USB. I can boot off of the drive ...
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The App store doesn't load

My iPhone 5 with iOS v9.2.1 doesn't load. I can only download applications I already purchased and can't load anything else. I reset my phone setting, but I still have the same problem. How do I fix ...
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Why does my iPhone 6 randomly ask me to enter my password with Touch ID enabled? [duplicate]

This happens every few days: I wake up in the morning, try to unlock my phone with Touch ID, and it prompts me for my password. The length and complexity of my password and my drowsiness in the ...
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Forget log in password on MacBook Air

I do the same as stated, open terminal and key in resetpassword. But the new screen doesn't allow me to type anything at all.
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Password dialog for ssh key not working

I am trying to test my AWS git code commit: ssh git-codecommit.us-east-1.amazonaws.com But I keep getting a mac password dialog for ssh key. I enter in my password, but I keep getting Saving ...
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I keep getting locked out of AD in a seemingly random manner

My Mac worked fine until recently when I had to change my Active Directory password. Ever since then, my account will randomly get locked out. This morning, I got in fine. I used my machine until 10:...
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Can't enable password protection in Notes app

I'm following the advice here where I want go to settings and set a password. If I do this I get Update Notes For the configuration of the password protection open "Notes" and update your notes. ...
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Screensaver login password forgot

I was working on my mac(mountain lion) when its battery finished. Now when I open it shows the screensaver login screen. I do not remember the password. I searched for a way out online. The method ...
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OS X randomly asking for NAS login after using mount_afp on Terminal

This is a very weird issue that is apparently so rare Google hasn't been any help in finding a clue as to why this happens or how to fix it. I use mount_afp on Terminal to mount the music directory ...
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Getting exchange password from keychain

Is there a way using security find-internet-password or something similar to get my exchange credentials on the command line? I'm trying to write a script to auto-login into an exchange server and I'...
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How can I setup two iCloud Keychains?

I want to replicate my Keychain setup for OS X in iCloud Keychain, to have passwords sync between iOS and OS X devices. The way I set it up was following this article. The idea is having the default ...
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Forgot the password of a keychain (non the login one)

I have installed a bunch of certificates on my mac, due to italian legal system, in order to login to a certain website with a smartcard. It all worked well for a few months and then yesterday it ...
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Creating new user yields endless keychain password prompts

Here's the story - I have three user accounts on my Mac mini. I go and add a forth. A few days later, the user forgets their password - we had the iCloud password reset functionality enabled, but we'...
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Superuser su password reset

I am using OSX 10.6 I am the admin of my computer, however when I try to login as the super user through my terminal using my admin password, I am denied. Is there anyway to reset the password or find ...
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How do I put a password to stop the download of an app

I have an iPad for my children and I want to stop them downloading the YouTube app. Can I put a password on their iPad to stop them downloading it.
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My kid set a passcode on the iPad and doesn't know it. Now what?

My 7-year-old daughter mistakenly set a 4-digit passcode on the iPad and doesn't remember what it is. Now it is locked and useless. What are my options to recover it (if any)? The answers I have seen ...
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Stolen MacBook Pro, name changed

My  MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) - 2.5GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 was stolen two days ago. I have notified the police. I have clicked on “Notify me when found” on the Find my iPhone app on my ...
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Cannot type non-english text in html password fields

When focus is on an html password field, the input languages options are limited to those using the Latin script only. If the language selected is some other language using a non-Latin script, like ...
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This Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons — more info?

I recently got a "This Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons" message on all my apple devices. I've have since performed the obligatory password reset process and everything seems to be in ...
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Outlook 2016 for Mac: cannot connect to work server after password change

I've had a great experience with Outlook for Mac so far, connecting to the Exchange account for my company, but I changed my password in my work system, and now Outlook won't connect. It doesn't ...
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Is there a way to disable passwords for free apps on iPhone 4?

Under Settings > iTunes & App Store there is no Password Settings option for me on my newly activated iPhone 4. From reading this article, it seems this might be a bug and that I have to turn ...
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Applescript - Open password protected excel file

Is there a way for Applescript to open an Excel workbook (.xls) that is password protected? I see that in the library there are functions to check if a workbook has password, but I do not know the ...
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Why does the iPhone - only iPhone on my account - keeping asking and rejecting my AppleID password?

One account; no other. Just recently it has gone berserk asking me for my AppleID. I logged in online and with no problem.
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Command-line keychain access not showing any results [duplicate]

I have been trying to learn to control my computer through command-line, and keychain access is what I am trying now. I have been using the security command, and attempting to get my wifi password (I ...
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Can mac receive messages when iCloud keeps asking for password?

One day my older Macbook Pro (which is now not in my hands) started asking for iCloud password with text "This Mac can't connect to iCloud because of a problem with mail@mail.com." but I kept ...
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Invalid Password El Capitan with Filevault encryption

I just recently enabled Filevault on my 2011 Macbook Pro. As long as I do not run out of battery El Capitan let's me enter my password and log into my computer. If I run out of battery the password ...
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How can I get my device's unlock passcode from the KeyChain?

Assuming that the four or six digit unlock code to the phone is in the Keychain, where exactly do I find it? I see my passwords for apps but not the unlock code for the phone
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iCloud won't accept my password

iCloud won't accept my password even after going to iTunes and restoring data from iPhone. I cannot use my phone to call or receive calls. I have the iPhone 4S. What can I do?
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reduce passwords I must type

How can I reconfigure my MBP to require me to type username & password only once, going all the way from shut down to functional? I think industry-standard naming is confusing in this area: the ...
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Disabling password in recovery mode, is default password restored when re-enabling?

I need to fix an issue with my friends mac, but I do not know his pass, and don't want to have to make up a new one, can I disable it in recovery mode or single user mode, then re-enable it after I've ...
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Legacy Apple ID username without email address

I selected an Apple ID previous to 2010 before using an email address was required. I purchased an app with that user name in 2009 that contains lots of critical data. Now to open the app, I am ...
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Does someone know my (old) Apple ID password?

Today, I suddenly got the following message on my iPod: Question 1: Does this mean that someone has entered my Apple ID password, or are there other situations where this dialog is triggered? ...
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MacOSX El Capitan: admin password only working from login screen

Since a week or so, I have a very strange issue on my Mac... I can login from the login screen, but any further action that requires my password fails: from a terminal if I try to sudo, or from any ...
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How do I obtain a list of all the passwords stored in Keychain Access?

My MacBook was stolen. I have a new Mac with all the data restored from my AirPort Time Capsule, including all the passwords that were on the stolen MacBook. Is there way to list all the passwords ...
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Remove requirement of App Store password

For some reason, I messed up my iPad and now when ever I try to download an app I already purchased, I have to type in my Apple ID password where before hand I could download it straightaway. I don't ...
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Password required to pause / resume printer

We've got several macs (macbook pros + mac minis) in our office. Most of the users are running osx 10.9 and dont have admin access. If they hit pause on the printer dialog they and then try to ...
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How do I unlock someone's iPhone 6 without providing the owner's Apple ID and password? [duplicate]

How do I unlock someone's iPhone 6 without providing the owner's Apple ID and password? I can not contact the owner to find out the Apple ID and password.
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Password fields on Mac won't allow more than 3 characters

When Skype asked to enter my password it would not allow me to enter the full password. Skype simply stopped registering the keystrokes after 3 characters. I restarted the Mac but now the same ...
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Buying used iPhone5c - need to know about iCloud

I am supposed to buy the phone off someone. She says she does not have the iCloud email, but has the password (she says it was her ex's).. She told me there is something online that I could do to get ...
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How do I get opera to save website passwords in OSX

I'm using Opera 37 on MacOS 10.11.4. The problem is it doesn't save any of my logins for web sites. It does offer to save the password, and I always click yes. In preferences the "Offer to save ...
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How does the sudo key symbol work?

I'm trying to write a script that requests the user password for some sudo-related commands. My goal is to emulate the default method that OS X uses to obtain the user's password, Password: followed ...
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What is the purpose of lock the login keychain?

This is what I mean: When I try to lock above keychain I get a lot of pop alerts similar to this: accountsd wants to use the login keychain, "safari wants to use the login keychain" and so on. If ...
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How can you import Wireless Network (WiFi) passwords / settings to Mac OSX 10.10 from a text, html or xml file?

I'm trying to transfer WiFi settings of saved networks from a Windows PC to a Macbook. I have exported the wireless settings via the freeware WirelessKeyView to a txt file (can also be created as a ...
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Can't update my mail password on Macbook Air

I recently changed my Gmail password, and as expected, the mail app can't log in to that account anymore. It says "Login Failed" in the top right. The problem is, I can't figure out how to update ...
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Can't login to my usual websites using Safari

Mac Pro with OS X 10.7.5 running Safari 6.1.6. ESET ant-virus etc. I'm in the UK. Been using this for years but now have a new problem. Some of my usual websites (insurance, professional organisations ...
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Ignoring the “You must change your password within 60 minutes” pop-up

This morning I got the Passcode Requirement You must change your iPhone unlock passcode within 60 minutes. popup covered in this question (although none of the reasons there ring true). I ...
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Possible to reset Keychain password without knowing the old password?

My girlfriend forgot the password for her MacBook (don't ask), so I reset it using the Utilities. But as you may be aware, this doesn't reset the Keychain password. Her MacBook is now virtually ...
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unlock external locked encrypted disk with applescript command by filling dialog box to cracking password by force brut

I make a terrible mistake. I totally lost my paper with the secret password for my encrypted external GUID hard drive. This external drive contains many pictures but also some works documents very ...