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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
0answers
31 views

Automatically update Outlook details when password is changed

We've set up our Macs to use Mobile Accounts, so that the passwords get changed and these changes are reflected on our AD server. The problem we're having is that our clients use MS Outlook 2011, ...
0
votes
1answer
363 views

How to access a FileVault-encrypted home directory with forgotten password

For ease of the reader, the short version: MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion. A user has forgotten his FileVault password and master recovery code. FileVault 2 is not enabled, just the user's home ...
0
votes
1answer
583 views

How do I disable ALL password prompts in Yosemite?

Have searched far and wide with no answers. I want to never enter any passwords again for my entire OS X experience (except internet passwords, of course). Please do not answer "it's a bad idea"; I ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Avoiding being locked out of Apple Store - password

Twice I put in an incorrect password. I did not want to be locked out.. so I stopped trying.. I know that I can set a new one.. BUT I would prefer to keep the one that I have for the time being... If ...
-1
votes
1answer
241 views

How do I obtain my dead husband's password for his iPhone? [duplicate]

My husband died. I have the death certificate. Also using his iPhone. Don't have his password. Would like to obtain it. How do I do that?
0
votes
2answers
61 views

Cannot mount encrypted Time Machine

I've an encrypted Time Machine with the password saved on the keychain. Now, trying to plug in, it ask me the password and it's always wrong. I've checked hundreds of times and it also allowed me to ...
1
vote
2answers
55 views

List contents and extract individual files from password protected archive file

I want to list contents of a compressed archive file, then choose some individual files to be extracted. Archive is password protected. I tried Unarchiver and Keka but it seems none of them has a ...
1
vote
1answer
230 views

iPad is stuck in Guided Access

My daughter accidentally turned on the Guided access, and the dilemma here is that we forgot the password, and we can't turn off the iPad to reboot, because it is stuck in app which she is using. How ...
0
votes
0answers
88 views

g5 ppc osx 10.5.8 i can't change administrator password

I have a problem with my G5 PPC with OS X 10.5.8. I bought this Mac from an English friend of mine. He forgot an administrator password. I don't have the system CD or Internet connection. I tried to ...
1
vote
0answers
915 views

iCloud keeps asking me my password

I enabled 2fa for my apple account, and now iCloud keeps asking me my password a lot of times every time I login. I think it doesn't even bother to check it, since as soon as I enter it, it pops the ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

Prevent non admin users from accessing keychain

Ive setup mail accounts on an employees computer and noticed that they were able to view the passwords by looking in the keychain, what id like to do is not allow them to view the passwords stored in ...
0
votes
2answers
514 views

Is the Yosemite File Vault password (usually) the same as login password?

So when I upgraded to Yosemite, I can remember turning on FileVault. I cannot remember the password I used. Is that password is the same as my login password for my administrator account (the only ...
1
vote
1answer
117 views

I can't change administrator password on G5 PPC OS X 10.5.8

I have a problem with my G5 PPC with OS X 10.5.8. I bought this Mac from an English friend of mine. He forgot an administrator password. I don't have the system CD or Internet connection. I tried to ...
0
votes
1answer
855 views

Obtain Apple ID from son/daughter for tracking app

I have signed up for TeenSafe to monitor the content of my 15 year old's usage of her text/pic messages on her iPhone (I suspect sexting and explicit pictures). In order to establish the link, it ...
0
votes
1answer
87 views

Is my password vulnerable to recovery using my Apple ID?

For some time, in Mavericks, I had an option, which I had disabled, in Users & Groups > Password to reset the password using Apple ID This option vanished after a migration, under Mavericks, to ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Can I have Screen Sharing use something like ssh-keygen, so I don't have to type my password every time?

I can use ssh-keygen to set up accounts on my two Macs so when I type "ssh me@my-other-mac" from here, it doesn't need me to type my password again every time I connect. Is there a way to set up ...
1
vote
0answers
54 views

SSH Public key access - my password is being stored somewhere?

I've just created a Public/Private key to access my server via SSH, this has all worked fine but I added a passphrase to the key when it was created. The first time I logged in via terminal and ...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

Password dialog very different in app store on iPad-3 iOS 8.0.2?

Whenever I'm asked for a password in the app store of my iPad-3 iOS 8.0.2 (e.g., when installing an app), I don't see the password request dialog like before. See the screen shot below. I'm guessing ...
1
vote
1answer
26 views

Can there be different passwords for the same account that prompts a certain reaction from Applescript?

Can I set two passwords for the same user account so if one password is entered the computer opens up normally, and if another password is entered, Applescript locks certain applications from opening? ...
0
votes
1answer
854 views

How to reset Apple ID PW without knowing original PW and answer to security question?

I cannot use iCloud since I forgot the password for my MACBookPro original APPLE ID. The email address associated with this ID is no longer valid and the security question was never set up. How do i ...
1
vote
1answer
217 views

Turning off Require Password on a filevault enabled MacBook Air 2011

I am trying to use the product form soma-zone.com called RedHand. The only catch is you must have Require Password turned off in the Security Preferences Pane. RedHand won't start until it is turned ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Bypassing dead relatives Apple ID?

My Auntie died unexpectedly without leaving her icloud information (pretty standard!) I've restored her ipad as I thought it would reset her passcode as I couldn't guess it but now it's asking for ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

View passwords of all Wi-Fi networks my Mac has connected to in the past

I have connected my Mac to lots of public Wi-Fi networks. I want to know their passwords. What should be the terminal command to list all the Wi-Fi networks whom I connected with in the past with ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How do I sign out of all devices currently using my apple id?

I have an ex that is using my account and I want to get him off my account. I have changed my password, but as he was already signed in, it appears that he is still using my account. I remember once ...
0
votes
1answer
185 views

Need to reset admin password with OS X 10.6.8 Will this impact Time Machine backup?

I have Mac OS X 10.6.8, connected to Time Machine backing up my files. I see directions you gave for resetting admin password. I'm wondering if I can just keep Time Machine plugged in while I reboot ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

How to stop my machine asking for multiple passwords when I log in?

Ever since I changed my user account password, every time I log in to my machine I have to enter multiple passwords. First, I enter the new account password to actually log in. Once I'm at my desktop ...
0
votes
1answer
254 views

mail.app rejecting correct password for gmail accounts

Mail.app has stopped accessing several of my gmail accounts. It gives the generic error "Mail can't connect to the account "xxxx". Enter the password for user "myusernamehere". When I enter the ...
2
votes
2answers
102 views

How do I configure my browsers not to save passwords for specific websites?

There are certain web sites whose passwords I don't want saved, for security reasons. I want to type them in manually whenever needed. How do I configure Safari, Chrome and Firefox on Mavericks to ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

ipad icloud password [duplicate]

My sister purchased an Ipad from a man on facebook or craigslist, well they cant access it because they don't have the password to the icloud. She tried to contact him and the number was disconnected. ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

iPad's Apple ID did not reflect the change I made on and now I can't turn off Find my iPad

So this is quite a headache already. I'll lay out what I've done chronologically: Not knowing that the Apple ID is still in use on a device (iPad), I've changed the associated email address on the ...
0
votes
1answer
6k views

Can't access iCloud account

I have forgotten my iCloud password. It has also an old email address I can't change. It is not the same as my Apple ID and password. Now I can't get into my iCloud. My iCloud is updating for 3 days ...
0
votes
2answers
92 views

Can I identify all iTunes purchases bought with a particular ID Account?

Having restored back-up from iCloud I am being repeatedly asked for the password for a work-related email address. I was made redundant from that company about 10 years ago and cannot retrieve that ...
1
vote
1answer
94 views

software question about my apple ID

I downloaded the IOS8 and all of the sudden my iphone5 needed restoring and i lost all of my data!!!! Now that i can turn it on its like a brand new phone but my problem is that i cant restore my ...
0
votes
0answers
809 views

Can I stop my iOS 8 device asking for my password for each app?

We use Cisco Meraki to download apps. It works great aside from the fact we have to re-enter the password for the apps every 15 minutes. We have a VPP account distributing the apps, and it works ...
0
votes
1answer
92 views

Forgotten iPhone 5S password, but the password is stored in notes

I cannot remember the password for my iPhone 5S. The password is written in the Notes app on my phone. Touch ID is not an option because it's not working (I haven't set it up). Is there any way I ...
2
votes
1answer
37 views

Make Home Directories Not Persist?

We have a Macintosh being used by many people. They use Active Directory so they can get their own home directory in which documents can be cached, credentials are partitioned from other users, etc. ...
0
votes
1answer
137 views

How do I disable requirement to enter password after I close and reopen the lid?

I don't like having to re-enter my password if I've just closed the lid for only 5 - 10 minutes. How can I disable this? I've already tried going to System Preferences --> Security & Privacy, ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

My iCloud email and password

My iCloud account is under a @yahoo.com address which was canceled by yahoo for some reason, and the security questions do not seem like ones I would have chosen. So I cannot get my back up from ...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

How to show which right and app is requesting elevated privilages (like in older versions of OS X)?

In older versions of OS X, when you got the prompt to enter an admin's password, you could see which right was being requested by which app. It seems they've moved that info from the authentication ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

Mail certificates: continuously displays password popup

I use a mail certificate issued by GlobalSign. The certificate is in my login keychain. But every time I want to send a signed email it asks me for password to my System keychain. See the screenshot. ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

How to run iphone side by side with another iphone

I just bought a new iphone to replace the one I dropped in water. The old iphone works except for the screen and I can't back it up via itunes on my computer because I have a password on the old ...
0
votes
0answers
767 views

Keeps promoting me for icloud password when i enter it it's incorrect and the account is locked

Every so often on my phone it pops up saying "enter icloud password" when I enter it correctly it says the password is incorrect so I go onto I forgot and enter my icloud email address and answer by ...
0
votes
0answers
123 views

Google Calendar Refuse Login Password

Out of no where the iCal 7 refused to sync with Google by prompting me to input password upon launched. I tried both Google account password and application-specific password but no availability. ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

Reset Admin password/ unauthorized password change [duplicate]

My ex-wife managed to get on to my Mac (OS X 10.9.4) and change my password for log on. Luckily, I am still able to access my Mac as she didn't set it to screen lock. What do I need to do in order ...
2
votes
1answer
91 views

Standard user cannot change password

On my macbook, running OSX Mavericks, my daughter has a standard-user account. I wanted to show her how to change her login password under: SystemPreferences > Users & Groups > ChangePassword ...
0
votes
1answer
861 views

Applescript Invoke Specific User and Password

I have a do shell script that I need to run in Applescript, but it needs to run as a different user. It is to be deployed into the student's network drive as a standalone application that the students ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Why do my account settings (seem to) change after migration?

Prior to a recent Mavericks-Mavericks migration using Migration Assistant I had additional password security related options which are absent after the migration. In Security & Privacy > General ...
2
votes
1answer
724 views

How to look up lost iTunes shared library password?

I forgot the password to my iTunes home shared library. I know I can set a new password in the iTunes prefs, but I do not want to update all my home devices to the new password! I cannot find the ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

How do I see when my appleID password was changed?

How can I see when my appleID password was changed? This morning the password I was using was no longer accepted and I had to reset it. If there isn't a way to see when changes were made, is there a ...
0
votes
2answers
82 views

What security settings should one use with Keychain?

I'm a new to Mac and found that Keychain has gathered quite a lot of passwords so far. I'm concerned about the security of these data, and I would like what security settings would you recommend so ...