A code, key, or string of text required to gain access.

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Don't know Macbook login password

Recently I bought a used Macbook air but it was locked. The seller was not reached by phone or email. So I tried to factory reset or re-install the OS but all failed due to various reasons. I called ...
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I forgot my restrictions password. How many times can I enter my password? [duplicate]

One night I randomly put in a passcode into my restrictions on my iPad and did not remember it the next day and I blocked my access to many integral features on the iPad (i.e. the App Store, photos, ...
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Resetting password for Macbook

I need to factory reset my Macbook but cannot recall the password. So I used Cmd+R during startup and go to terminal and typed 'resetpassword' according to this advice ...
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How to access Time Machine without the access password?

I have an older 2TB Apple Time Machine with years of kids photos. Unfortunately, my wife cannot remember the passcode to get in. We are at a loss as we have tried every password we can think of. We ...
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Mac OS X, passwd, and keychain

As far as I'm aware, passwd doesn't change the keychain password on Mac OS X. Is there a way to do this properly from the command line with a single command? If not, what about with multiple commands? ...
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Mavericks asks for my password too much!

Since updating to Mavericks, I find that I'm getting asked for my password to do every little nit-noy thing, like moving a file to another folder or renaming it. Is there a menu in preferences that ...
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Sudo password doesn't work even if I have no password

I've erased the password from preferencenow I can log in without using any password but when I run a sudocommand terminal ask me a password if I insert nothing or the old one it return error. What's ...
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Cisco IPSec forgets password (Mavericks)

Cisco IPSec seems to have no way to store the password of the connection permanently. I have found on the web some solutions for the Mountain Lion release, but none for OS-X Mavericks. Is it ...
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How safe is iCloud Keychain?

Say I installed a malicious app on my iPhone that stole my iCloud password. Can the Keychain be compromised ? Basically, can the keychain passwords be accessed by solely having the iCloud password ? ...
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Ipad Mini is locked!

I just recently received my iPad Mini as a reward from my principal, and it was working just fine. I bought it home with me because it is now my property. Then, this morning, I turn it on and see that ...
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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 ...
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CalendarAgent keeps asking for access to “login” after reboot

I'm running Mountain Lion 10.8.5... and every time I restart my computer or log-out & back in, I get a message box saying that "CalendarAgent wants to use "login" keychain". I've tried ...
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Keychain passwords suggestions that I can't remember, how do I log in from a different pc

I hope that I put it right, that you guys understand. Everywhere I read that Keychain can suggest strong passwords and remember them so I don't have to remember them. Works wonderful. The thing is, ...
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Recover ssh private key from Keychain Access

I have OS X 10.8.5 – I just accidentally deleted my .ssh directory. I have backups, but would prefer not to have to go through the trouble. The keys still "work" right now (they're loaded into ...
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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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Were there changes to AppStore 'password caching' in iOS 7?

Ever since I updated my iPad mini to iOS 7, my son (4 y.o.) has been making sneaky in-app purchases. What's worse is he knows how he's doing it, but won't spill the beans when I ask him how. Whatever ...
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Mavericks SSH keys and Keychain

Before Mavericks I could use Keychain to store my SSH keyfile passwords The connection between private key and Keychain was like this: ssh-add -K /path/of/private/key However now in Mavericks, the ...
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Why is Mavericks forcing a password reset on every lock screen?

I just upgraded to Mavericks. Now, every time I wake it up from the lock screen or standby and proceed to type in my password it rejects it. To get back in I have to select "switch user", then type ...
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iOS 7 app to create a password protected PDF or DOC file

I would like to create a file on my iPad, password protect it, and email it to a colleague. Is there a way to do this? It would have to be in a format that is readable by others, like a password ...
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sudo requires root password

I've got an admin user phil with password orange, and the root user is enabled with password banana: If I type sudo ls, and enter the password orange, I get Sorry, try again. If I type sudo ls, and ...
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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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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 ...
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Recover forgotten WiFi password

I've previously connected to a WiFi network on my iPhone but I have no way of finding out the password. Is there any way to recover the password after resetting my device to view saved WiFi passwords ...
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Seemingly missing Apple ID account

I have been buying apps for months using the exact same Apple ID password with no problem. Then my iPod Touch started telling me that it is wrong. I tried the "I forgot" option, but it did not help. I ...
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My iPad won't accept my Apple ID password

My new iPad won't accept my Apple ID password. I get a "your Apple ID has been disabled" message. If I go to my laptop everything works fine. I've logged on and off the iPad, changed my password, ...
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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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Change user password by providing new password as hash in a script

Currently working on a deployment of a large number of Mac's, on which I want to set the password for an administrator account without putting the password plain-text in the script. Is there some way ...
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What does this command do: sudo dscl . passwd /Users/administrator thePassword

I'm (attempting) to administer a group of Mac Minis used as servers. I recently needed to change all their passwords, so I SSHed in and ran this command, which was what I used when creating new user ...
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My mother changed her session password and now the system can't unlock the “login” keychain

The title says most of it. My mother changed her password through the Accounts pane of System Preferences to a lengthy one (17 characters) about three weeks ago. Then, the next day, she left for ...
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Why do I have to “renew Touch ID purchases” all the time?

I have an iPhone 5S, and I have automatic app updates disabled as I like to manage these myself. However, when I do, I have to enter my Apple ID password every time? If I make new purchases, it seems ...
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My password to login to my “screen” isn't being recognized

My son used my computer last night. he logged onto it using the Guest User. He therefore logged off my "screen". I keyed in my password in the startup screen and it wasn't recognized. I rekeyed it ...
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No way of getting my iCloud password

So I have a complicated situation...I somehow have 2 iCloud accounts. One with an email that doesn't exist anymore and another that I use my email with. Of course the one that doesn't work anymore is ...
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2008 iMac, replaced HD, restored using Time Machine from ext HD backup. Will not accept my password

2008 iMac, replaced HD, restored using Time Machine from ext HD backup. Will not accept my password.
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how to reset security question

I forgot the answer to my security question and no email to rescue mail received. How can I change my rescue email? Or is there a way to change the answer to something like "used code for mobile ...
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Keychain access -airport password

I can connect without problems to the network with information stored on login keychain but when looking for the password in Keychain Access I discovered that the network name and the password ...
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How do I run sudo command from standard account?

From what I've read, it is good security approach to have two accounts, one admin and one standard. I am trying to run the following command in terminal on my standard account sudo mv ...
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Switch from a not-installed Windows partition to Mountain Lion

I tried to install Windows in dual boots (version 4 I think) in my Macbook Pro 10.8. Everything was fine until Windows boot for the first time for it's installation. The operating system was not able ...
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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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Is it possible the create a pkg that doesn't require root access (user & password prompt)

The title says it all really, is it possible to create a pkg that can install without the user requiring to enter their password?
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Options for getting into passcode-locked iPad 2 / iOS 5.1.1 (JB'd)?

I have an iPad 2 running iOS 5.1.1 and it is jailbroken (though as far as I know, not running SSH). A few hours ago I set a new 4-digit device passcode which I subsequently forgot. I've tried a few ...
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how find find my wifi password when i am already connect to it on my ipad [duplicate]

OK so I am trying to find my wifi password from my iPad and I am connected to it.is there anyway I can find out when I am connect to it?
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AppleTV rent movie without finishing transaction

Tonight we were in the process of renting a movie on our AppleTV, we got to the step of it asking for the password and then we suddenly had to leave. It sat there at the password screen and about 2 ...
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Move passwords from Dashlane to Keychain

I'd like to import the passwords stored in Dashlane into the Mac OS X Keychain. Can you help me to do it? Thanks. I understand that Keychain app is AppleScript-able, and that Dashlane exports ...
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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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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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Mail.app keeps asking for Google password

I've a Google account set up on a Mac of mine. OS X version 10.8.4 and everything else is up-to-date. And my Google account uses 2-step authentication. I'm having a problem with my Google account on ...
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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 ...
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Remember network share user name but not password

I regularly connect to a remote file store (webDAV) that uses different credentials to my OSX user account. I don't want to save the password to my OSX keychain, but would prefer not to have to retype ...
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How might text be selected while typing the login password on my Mac?

When I wake up my Mac I am presented with the login screen. I begin typing my password in the empty password text box. After typing the first few characters, the password text becomes highlighted ...
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Locating A WiFi Network Password Within OS X That Has Been Saved On My Mac?

Is it possible to locate a wifi network password in OS X of a wifi hotspot that I may have used in the past (AFAIK wifi networks are saved), in the rare situation that I may need to see it (to share ...