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

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Prevent users from unchecking “require password to wake computer from sleep or screen saver”

I've recently been given the task of securing a small network. One of the things we want to have happen is to have the computers lock down after a period of inactivity. The easy thing for this, of ...
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Convenient way to store sensitive information on Mac/iPad?

Currently I keep an obscurely-named text file on my hard drive which contains things like bank account and credit card details, various passwords, PINs, and other bits of sensitive/confidential ...
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Save and restore data with command line

I will zip a file with a password. Then, I will write a script and ask: if (have the password saved) { unzip file } else { ask password save password unzip file } I want the user ...
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Can I lock my screen with a keyboard shortcut? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a quick way to lock my Mac? I'm running OS X 10.7.3 Currently I've found what looks like 2 possible solutions: Hot corner(s) setup in the "Desktop & ...
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the iCloud IMAP server “p01-imap.mail.me.com” rejected the password for user xxxxxx

I reset my Apple ID (@me.com - Only have ONE account) as Apple asked me to update my information with a more strong password. I can login just fine into iCloud mail from the web and check, see my ...
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Someone keeps hacking into my iPhone remotely, viewing my apps, and logging into my apps. How can I prevent this and see who is doing it?

As my question states, someone is basically getting into my apps on my iPhone remotely. They are able to tell me what apps I have downloaded and who I have contacted through apps. I have changed my ...
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New password after restoring iPod Touch from backup

I restored my iPod Touch from an iTunes backup and my old password no longer works to get into the iPod. Any idea how I can figure out what the new password is? How can I change it back to the old ...
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Is that possible to change PPTP VPN password on mac?

Could I directly reset my password for VPN on mac? For Windows, I found the instruction below (source from ehow, not tested as I only has a mac): Log on to your VPN. Enter the "CTRL+ALT+DEL" keys ...
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Can I set a password on an existing dmg?

I am just wondering if it's possible to set a password to existing dmg image. There is no such option at Disk Utility.
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Extend the passcode lock timeout on iPhone 4S and iOS 5 connected to exchange

Preface I have an iPhone 4S running iOS 5 and to prevent Find Friends from asking for a password every time it is opened I have enabled the passcode lock and set it to the max of 4 hours. This is ...
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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 ...
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sudo password incorrect all of a sudden

sudo ls All of a sudden it says password incorrect. I am 100% sure of my password. I don't know what happened. Hacked ?
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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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Can I set up password protection for an external hard drive?

How do I set up password protection for an external hard drive?
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Apple insisting my ID info is not correct, but it is, what to do?

My Apple ID is an old email. I have just tried to update some apps but it's telling me my password I entered is wrong (it isn't). Then I tried to reset my password. As my Apple ID is a no longer a ...
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OS X Lion Password Changed, What should I do?

I have a MacBook Pro running OS X Lion. This morning when I turned my machine on I went to log in and my password was incorrect. This frequently happens because of spelling mistakes, caps lock is on, ...
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Open password protected MS-Word document

I've got a password protected Word document, and I've got the password to open it. However, I do not have MS Word or any plans to buy it. How can I easily open and convert this document to something ...
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How can I make the App Store remember my password?

It seems that my iPod Touch (iOS 5.0.1) will keep asking for my AppleID password every time I try to install an application from App Store. It is really driving me insane. I would be happy to add the ...
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What's the simplest way to password protect a text file?

I'd like to password protect a text file. Not necessarily a .txt file - just a file that's got text in it that I can edit with a standard text editor. I'd like to set a password and be prompted for it ...
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show or copy password instead of dots in application

In windows i had a program to inspect the password that i stored in filezilla. But I forgot my ftp password I can still see the dots but I want to see what the password was that I stored. Is there ...
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How can I unlock single-user mode?

I stupidly forgot the password to my MacbookPro. I have locked single user mode 2 weeks ago (for security reasons). How can I unlock single-user mode to get my password back? Thanks guys :D
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Why is Keychain behaving erratically?

I got my Mac back from a repair shop that recovered my files from a corrupted partition and then reinstalled Snow Leopard. When I booted it up Keychain complained about my password. I know my old ...
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iPhone Gmail Exchange Password Error

I use an Exchange account to sync my Gmail account to the iPhone's mail app. Recently (the past 2 days or so), every time I try to open the account I get an error that says my password is incorrect. ...
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How do I unlock my iTunes account when my old e-mail is unavailable?

When I originally set up my iTunes account, I used an email address from my prior employer. I later moved my account to a personal rather than corporate email address and I have since changed jobs. ...
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How do Apple engineers reset EFI password on new MacBooks?

Apple state: Only Apple retail stores or Apple Authorized Service Providers can unlock these computers protected by a firmware password. If you cannot remember the firmware password for your ...
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How can I retrieve passwords from old keychain after a new install? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Move items from old keychain to new keychain Having reinstalled a clean Snow Leopard. Is there a way to access the old keychain - I still have the old time machine ...
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Why can't I paste a password into a password form on a webpage?

On my Snow Leopard Mac, I can't seem to paste into a password field on login pages to Apple sites, (developer.apple.com for example). I thought is was a browser issue but it's happening with Safari, ...
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Could my app store password stop working due to iCloud confusion?

How can I figure out which Apple ID to use for purchasing and not end up with more confusion with @mac.com @me.com and @icloud.com email aliases that all belong to one iCloud account? (I apoligize ...
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What causes my iTunes password to expire?

A couple of months ago, after updating my iPad I think, my iTunes password expired all of a sudden. I've had this iTunes account for about 4 year now and back then it was first time it happened. Fast ...
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I forgot my local backup password to unlock the iPhone backup file

I just received my new iPhone from Apple after I had my old one changed due to it being a rather bad specimen. Now I'm occurring a rather irritating problem, as I connected my iPhone with my iTunes to ...
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How can I require a user to change their password?

I created a new account on a machine and gave it a default password but I want to ensure the user changes the password when they log into it for the first time. It's just a laptop with nothing special ...
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unable to unlock login keychain?

Everytime I start my MacBook Pro (which is set to automatically boot into my account) I get the error message "unable to unlock login keychain" with 3 options - continue (which will give me errors as ...
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Will iCloud backups of iOS devices restore the iOS Keychain?

Prior to iCloud, it was necessary to explicitly encrypt iOS device backups in order to include passwords stored in the iOS Keychain. Indeed, this was an important and recommended use of encryption, ...
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How do I setup 1Password on a second machine to use a shared Agile Keychain file in Dropbox?

This should be so straightforward but it's not working for me. I've followed Agile Bit's help guide for setting up a new Mac but it's not working. I have 1Password installed on one machine. It's ...
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Don't require a password when waking

Is there a way to not require a password when I wake my MBA (open the lid)? I'm aware of the security implications. I'm running Lion.
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Root password stopped working

I used to be able to enable “root” user and log in under it. (I know this is not recommended but let's just assume there is an actual reason for doing so.) I just repeated the instructions, set ...
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Keychain says “Access to this item is restricted” after upgrading to Lion

I recently upgraded to Lion and since then I haven't been able to use Keychain to look at my stored passwords. When I click on the checkbox to show them it prompts me for my master password, then ...
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Password dialog appears for password-less SSH private key

I installed my SSH private key in ~/.ssh/id_rsa. There is no passphrase associated with the key, however, whenever I connect to an SSH server, a dialog pops up and asks me to enter my password to ...
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Keychain won't remember my SSH password when connecting to server

I routinely develop on two different servers. One server requires my private SSH key stored in ~/.ssh/id_rsa. This part of the story works fine. The other server should not require any SSH keys, yet ...
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How do I create a passwordless keychain?

Just what the title says - how can I create passwordless keychain on OS X? Using 10.7.1 OS X
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Lion Terminal remembers sudo password after quitting

I've been using Lion since its release, and I noticed today, for the first time, that Terminal did not prompt me for a password when I typed in a sudo command, if I close and reopen Terminal within ...
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How can Tor Browser Bundle for OS X access my keychain?

I would like Tor Browser Bundle for OS X to work with my keychain, so that after filling out logins and passwords on a website one time, I would never have to do it again later. This works with ...
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I noticed a .myPassword file in my home folder root. Is this supposed to be there?

I ran "$ ls -a" in Terminal from my home directory and it listed a .myPassword file which contained my user account password. Is this file where the password is stored? It seems like it should not be ...
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iPad Pages Password Protection

I've read that pages on iPad can access protected files created on Pages (mac). Can you also edit the files on iPad, or are they locked? If you can edit the files, do they become unlocked, or do ...
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Keychain keeps locking since upgrade to Lion. I get prompted every 5 min, turn it off

After completion of a "clean" install of Lion I get prompted for keychain passwords every 5 min. It's driving me crazy. I want my keychain to fill needed fields automatically as it had in the past. ...
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Is there a default SSH password on Mac OS X?

If I create an account, and don't give it a password, what's the password to SSH it?
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Automatically typing a password into terminal

I want to be able to change the password of a disk image, but fully automated. Is there a way to enter a string as a password instead of plain text? Or can I have a .txt file with nothing but the ...
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Password dialog appears when SSH private key permissions are set to 0600

I installed my SSH private key in ~/.ssh/id_rsa and set its permissions to 0600. When I connect to an SSH server which uses my private key in Terminal.app via ssh, a dialog pops up and asks me to ...
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Where are the dictionaries of Mac OS X's built in password assistant?

Mac OS has a built in password generator. It is a little bit hidden behind the key icon in System Preferences / Accounts / Change password. The memorable option is quite nice as it even conjugates ...
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I can't delete or reset password on accounts in Snow Leopard

I have this strange situation in Mac OS X (10.6.8) wherein 2 accounts cannot be deleted nor can I reset their passwords. If I try to reset their passwords I get "Reset Password Failed". I have tried ...