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16 views

Can't authenticate my Mac as it won't let me enter details

I need to install software but it's asking for authentication. However, when the boxes appear it's all blank and I can't type anything in the boxes. This keeps happening with fonts and software.
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1answer
29 views

Terminal won't ask for passphrase and not stored in keychain

I recently rent a VPS and generated a public/private key pair and transferred it to my server (added it there to the authorized_keys file) ... So far on my first login via terminal on OSX I got asked ...
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0answers
26 views

Can't log in, but no error message

Odd problem this morning. I go to log in and it accepts the password, thinks for a second and then dumps me back to the login screen. I don't get the "shake" from entering the wrong password. It ...
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2answers
76 views

Recover Yahoo password that's stored on my Mac

I forgot the password to an old Yahoo account as well as the answers to my security questions. When I try to recover it using keychain, I only find a very long series of letters and numbers that is ...
8
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1answer
177 views

The OS X GUI won't accept any passwords (but the command line will)

The graphical side of OS X has stopped accepting passwords for any account. I am definitely typing them right, but the password box just wiggles "no." And here's the weird part: I can log in from ...
2
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2answers
43 views

Using different passwords for usual login and for admin-requiring actions

I use Mac OS X 10.9.3. Background: I log into my profile very frequently (e.g. after closing lid) and often do it in public. Someone definetely should be able to see it, and no matter if I make it ...
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1answer
273 views

Prevent facetime from asking for password in Mavericks

Some time ago I've updated to OSX Mavericks. Since then each time after the system starts I get a prompt to enter Facetime password. How to disable this?
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2answers
85 views

What password does OSX Server use when importing SSL certificates?

I am migrating my website away from my home OSX server to a virtual Linux server, hosted within a proper data centre, and I have a problem with the SSL certificates I imported into OSX Server. It ...
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2answers
815 views

App Store asks me for a password, but won't let me change the Apple ID

I'm taking over someone elses job and am using the computer he was using. In the App Store there are some apps that ask me to enter a password and have an Apple Id already filled in but won't let me ...
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0answers
65 views

Google chrome wants to use the keychain password frequently [duplicate]

Google chrome wants to use the keychain password frequently in my mac system(OSX version 10.9.2). Before updating the OS to new version, the applications like Textedit, Preview are used to ask the ...
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0answers
56 views

Brute Force on Whole Disk Encryption

I'm helping someone that changed their password (Thanks to corporate policy) and then forgot what they set it to. They remember the first part so I would not need to completely brute force it. I was ...
6
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1answer
134 views

Can't log in until after reboot

I have an iMac running OS X Mavericks and OS X Server. The OS X Server services running are Time Machine and Xcode. A couple of times per week, the iMac gets into a state where I cannot log in. I can ...
2
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0answers
575 views

Mavericks screen lock occurs immediately instead of after 15 minutes of sleep

I'm on OSX 10.9 on a late 2013 Macbook Air. iCloud Keychain is disabled, FileVault is turned off, and my Energy Saver settings are all at their defaults. I want to require a password after 15 minutes ...
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1answer
83 views

KeePass application with synchronization support on a Mac?

I'm looking for a KeePass application for use on Mac OSX. KeePassX and KyPass 3 but both lack support for synchronization of KeePass 2 (.kdbx) databases. KeePassX will just plain overwrite the ...
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1answer
135 views

Can I script checking for password date changes from ARD?

Basically, I would like to know if the root password as been changed on several machines. Can I have Apple Remote Desktop script this for me and automate this check?
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1answer
105 views

How do I change askForPasswordDelay from the command line? dwrite alone doesn't work

I normally run my Mac with a very long password delay on the screensaver. Sometimes, though, I want to reduce the delay to just 1-2 seconds. This command is supposed to reduce the time for the delay ...
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1answer
463 views

Why does my keyboard language switch on website password fields?

Using a Mac with Mavericks, I have keyboard setup to Hebrew. Then, when I click in the password field, it switches it back to English and Hebrew is disabled. I saw that another question says to ...
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2answers
1k views

Set the master password from terminal

I am trying to set a master password from the terminal (using a shell script). I see the passwd function and the master.passwd function, however I don't see any documentation on either of these to set ...
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2answers
133 views

What is a good App for OSX that locks your Macbook when outside “known” wifi area

I am looking for an app that locks my Macbook when not connected to a known wifi network. And I am the only one who can manage my known networks: I'm asked for a password to add networks to my "known ...
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1answer
536 views

Saved passwords in Safari keep coming back

So I had saved some some passwords in my Safari on my Mac (Mavericks). I went to Safari > Preferences > Passwords > Remove All to remove all the stored passwords. But no matter how many times ...
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1answer
6k views

su & sudo on OSX Mavericks

I am trying to use su and sudo on my iMac that I did a fresh clean install of Mac OS X 10.9 and Server 3.0. I explicitly set the password for root with passwd root but when I try to use su or sudo ...
4
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1answer
1k views

What is the “guest” password?

I tried looking for the "guest" password by doing the command dscacheutil -q user and found the guest account. I saw that there was a "password" (I know that the usual guest account does not have a ...
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4answers
2k views

OSX ssh-agent: no password pasting, and problem with PKCS#8?

I use ssh on my machine, and have set up a long not-human-friendly passphrase which is saved in my password manager. What makes me crazy every time is that I cannot paste into the window pictured ...
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5answers
10k views

Cannot unlock password protected SSH key in OS X Mavericks

I just upgraded to OSX 10.9, and when trying to establish an SSH connection with public key authentication, a prompt appears asking for my SSH key password. I initially thought that the upgrade ...
4
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2answers
7k views

I forgot the password to Mac OS X 10.5.8 - Leopard… How can I reset it?

A friend of mine gave this MacBook to me because she bought a new one but she forgot to tell me the password. I can't talk to her for some days and need to use the MacBook now. Most probably I will ...
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2answers
10k views

Resetting OS X Password Without Having The Installation Disc? [duplicate]

In the event that you have forgotten the login password to your Mac (for whatever reasons). What possibilities exist to reset the password without having the OS X installation disc(s) ?
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1answer
1k views

leopard forgot password+launch_msg socket is not connected

I was working on increasing the speed of an ancient (6 years old) iMac running Leopard when I accidentally set the password incorrectly. I then turned to the internet to look for an answer and found: ...
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0answers
19 views

Password Protecting Folders in OS X? [duplicate]

What methods exist (either inbuilt or via third party) to password protect (encrypt) folders within OS X ?
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2answers
340 views

Where to target when doing a Brute Force attack on an extended mac OS drive?

I forgot the new password to my external hard drive (Mac OS Extended Journal Encrypted). I know. Stupid. I got my hands on John the Ripper and I know some parameters that will help narrow down the ...
0
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1answer
65 views

Web-based wireless login: remember password

When connecting to some wireless networks, the first webpage that I try to load redirects to a login screen. It becomes possible to access the internet only after logging in. I'm sure most people ...
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2answers
2k views

OSX Server File Sharing - Allow users to change password?

We are running OSX Server 10.7.5 in our small office. On the machine, in the Server application, I have each employee setup as a user, with file sharing turned on. This allows each employee to login ...
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2answers
8k views

Forcing the wifi password entry dialogue to display

When the administrator of a wifi network changes the network password to something new, previously associated devices that have the old password saved will no longer be able to connect until they ...
0
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1answer
257 views

Assigned a password to my home wifi, cannot connect to it on my macbook

So. Assigned the password to my network. First time it worked great. But then, I had to resset the router. After that, I went and assigned the password again, but this time, when I try to connect to ...
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1answer
433 views

Require login for Single User mode?

Is there a way to require a password to login to single user mode? I don't want to use a firmware password, because that will not only disable single user mode, but also Startup Manager (which I use ...
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2answers
3k views

Is there any way to crack a password-protected disk image?

I have created a .dmg file with password. Unfortunately I forgot the password and I my Google searches have not resulted in a way to reset the password of this .dmg file. Please help me find a ...
0
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1answer
147 views

how to stop password popups

I have a new macbook with osx 10.8.2 Every time I want do delete a file, open a downloaded file, and numerous other actions I have to enter my password. Is there a way to turn this off?
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2answers
1k views

How secure are password protected PDFs that are created with Preview?

I use 1Password1 to store not only my own information, but also my sisters home Wi-Fi information. Since she does not have a 1Password licence, I printed out the information for her to store in a ...
2
votes
2answers
415 views

Test a list of passwords on Sparse Image

I have a sparse image file with some important data in it I would like to retrieve. The only problem is I've forgotten the password. I have a good idea of the parts of the password and managed to ...
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votes
1answer
2k views

How can I get Outlook to stop asking for a Keychain login if I don't want to use keychain?

I don't want to use keychain for my passwords so I have not added any passwords to keychain. This means that every time Outlook checks for mail it creates a popup window asking for my keychain ...
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4answers
24k views

How can I reset a Mac's password from Single User Mode?

My sister bought a used MacBook about 6 months ago and she has lost her password. Here is the procedure I tried to use to reset the password: Boot into single user mode (press Command-S at power ...
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votes
1answer
348 views

How to prevent password reset using OS X installation disc?

I want to set a master password for the whole machine, but it appears this can be easily bypassed. It is possible to reset the Mac OS X Password using the OS X installation disk and Password Reset ...
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2answers
14k views

How can I get admin access to a Mac without knowing the current password?

My Father died last year and I inherited his Mac Mini. My wife has retired and we are trying to set up the mini for her use but the changes we want to make require admin access and we do not have the ...
0
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1answer
475 views

Unable to boot into 10.4 installation disc

I'm attempting to fix my friends old iMac G5 running OSX 10.4. There are a bunch of updates she needs, but she doesn't know her admin password. I'm attempting to reset it with her 10.4 install disc, ...
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2answers
1k views

Does activating auto-login compromise secure password storage?

or: Does enabling auto-login in OS X add any additional security risks? How does this auto-login work? I'm not a security expert, but I imagine that such a procedure would require the password to be ...
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3answers
3k views

Block access to folder or file in Mac OS X

Is there any way to block access to some particular file or folder in MacOS X, so that it can be protected by password?
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vote
1answer
342 views

How to tune the iTunes and App Store to remember the password for a very long time?

By default iTunes and App Store are remembering your password only for 15 minutes and this is really annoying for someone that keeps the access to his computer safe anyway. I am almost sure that ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Store iTunes Password in Keychain

Is there any way to get Mac OS X to save iTunes/App Store login info (ie username and password) to the Keychain? It's strange that pretty much all other application and website passwords are stored ...
3
votes
5answers
22k views

How do I reset/recover my superuser password without the boot disk?

I lost the superuser password for my iMac and I don't have the boot disk. I already tried the second answer on this page, but every time I type su from the command prompt, it still asks for a ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

OSX asking for my password

OSX asks for my user password pretty often -- seemingly whenever it needs to use Keychain. How do I make it stop asking me?
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5answers
17k views

Can I set up password protection for an external hard drive?

How do I set up password protection for an external hard drive?