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

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What type of hash are a Mac's password stored in?

On OS X 10.11 - I have opened up my user's .plist file, and have looked inside of the file. I did this with the following command: sudo defaults read ...
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xxd not found in Recovery Mode, Mac OS X 10+

In Recovery Mode, I was trying to access my password hashes, except bash 3.2 returned command not found for xxd. Any help would be appreciated.
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How to get the password hashes for a user in Mac OS X 10+, in recovery/single user mode?

I would like to view the hashes on my Mac, in either single user mode, or the terminal in recovery mode. I tried to follow the steps described in OS X 10.9: where are password hashes stored. But I ...
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Is it possible to connect an iPhone to a WiFi network that you've previously connected your Mac to without having to enter the password on the phone?

I'm pretty sure that iCloud will sync Wi-Fi information from your iPhone to your Mac, but I've connected to a network with a "secure" password and typing it on my phone is a pain. Can I use the fact ...
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Move item from iCloud keychain to normal keychain

Is there any way that I can move an iCloud keychain item, in particular an internet account, to a normal keychain? Moving items between keychains usually works with drag and drop, but I cannot drag an ...
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Refurbished phone prompts me for previous owner's password

I recently received a replacement iPhone 5 from my insurance provider, sealed in Apple refurbished packaging (and they maintain that the device came directly from Apple). After doing a factory ...
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How to manually add ssh key to keychain?

In the past year I've been using dsa keys to access several remote machines. On one of these machine, dsa keys have been deprecated so I simply switched to rsa. In doing so it seems that my key is not ...
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Can't ssh into another mac on same network, wrong password

I've got two macs on my home network, both are enabled for Remote Login. From mac1 I open terminal and enter "ssh mac2.local". I am prompted for the password but the when I try the password I use ...
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How can I reset the admin password without a working screen?

I know that there are many threads about resetting/retrieving an admin password, but bear with me please and I'll explain why they don't work for me. I recently moved in to a property only to find ...
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Migration Assistant, can't change password

Because my former work laptop had a lot of applications and files I needed, I used Migration Assistant to set up my personal laptop. However, after I finished the migration, I can't change my ...
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Second password for SSH-only access

TL;DR: I want to have a simple password to unlock my computer with physical access and a complex password to connect over ssh. This, using the same account. I'm looking for a solution to manage ...
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Keychain: Beachball When Visualizing Password

I can use the passwords in the keychain when opening a program, but if I try to display the password in the keychain entry I get asked for the root password. When entering the root password the ...
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Macbook Pro (mid 2015) locked with Find my imac and does not show pin textbox

I was gone for three weeks and having left my macbook pro behind I decided to lock it using the 'find my imac' option from the icloud. Since yesterday I am struggling to unlock it. At first the pin ...
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Forgot passcode. Can't reset without turning off “Find My iPhone”. iCloud.com doesn't display phone

I forgot the passcode for my old iPhone 4 which I planned on letting my friend borrow while she waits for a new one. Here are the things I tried: holding home and sleep/wake button until symbol ...
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iPhone 5 iOS 8.0 - Forgot my apple ID password & cannot restore the password

I received my dad's old iPhone 5. He remembers the password, but he cannot remember his Apple ID's password, nor the security question, nor the password for the email linked to this account. I can ...
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Auto login with FileVault in El Captain

When using File Vault on El Capitan, is there any way to disable the Auto Login, so when you start up it loads straight away without needing a password. If not, then is possible to set it so when you ...
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How to suppress transient display of passwords on an iPhone?

Once you have defined a passcode to unlock an iPhone, and for every application asking a password, when waiting for a password an iPhone makes a transient display of any character you type. It is ...
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Cannot connect to App Store via iPhone - Wrong Password although password is right

So I have this weird problem. I can connect to the App Store via iTunes on my Macbook. However, if I try to connect via the iPhone appstore using the same email and password I get: "Verification ...
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Only protecting email with a password

I will be using my computer as a music device during a party, so it will be open and others will have access to it. I do not want people to snoop into my personal email. Is there a way to password ...
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“Enter your passcode” without a passcode

My iPhone 6 is running iOS 9.1 (13B143), not jailbroken. Installed one app, f.lux, which is sideloaded, everything else is from the App Store. Occasionally, about once per day, while charging or ...
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OSX forces new password at login screen

My girlfriend today experienced a strange issue with her Macbook Air: After a reboot at the login screen, OSX asked to set a separate login password next to iCloud password to be able to login. The ...
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Application Password

I'm looking for a simple application that password-protects selected applications. Can anyone help please? Just bought an Apple device after several years using Android.
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Keychain won't reveal forgotten password; how to fix?

Skype automatically logs me in by getting the password from my login keychain. This means I haven't typed the password in a long time, and I have forgotten it. When I select Skype (or anything else) ...
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Logging in automatically without removing the password

Is there any way to have OSX log in automatically in a certain account when starting up, without asking for the password, while preventing remote (or even local network) connections without password? ...
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How can I reset my password with “reset password”?

I cannot find my password. Tried to reset from terminal by typing reset password I see the prompt, but it does not allow me to fill in any blanks
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Forgot Mac password, don't have apple keyboard

I have forgotten my Apple Mac password. I have searched for multiple key codes to change the password but i haven't figured out how they work on a non-apple keyboard. I use a logitech (K120) keyboard. ...
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How to get the hash linked to a GeneratedUID in El Capitan?

Trying to find the GeneratedUID in OS X still works (see example below): dscl localhost -read /Search/Users/<username> | grep GeneratedUID | cut -c15- But entering the following into the ...
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I need administrator password for file management on external hard drive

So I have an external hard drive, my passport, that used to be a Time Machine, but now I use for basic file storage. Whenever I try to add a folder, or manage files, it asks for an administrator ...
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Password protected drive gives error when moving from a time machine partition

Goal: Move from time machine partition Problem: Password protection gives an error. Partitioned my wd elements 500 gb into two equal sized backups, elements1 and elements2. I perform time machine ...
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How to remove connected passwords on Wi-Fi on Mac

I want to remove the connected Wi-Fi password on my Mac so that it always ask me for my Wi-Fi password, but I am unable to do so. How can I do this? I tried this by going towards System Preferences ...
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Unable to export .p12 certificate from Keychain Access [duplicate]

I'm trying to export a Developer certificate from Keychain Access. I've followed all the instructions and got to the point where I need to enter the "login" keychain password. However, when I enter ...
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I bought a iPhone 5, but didn't know the home screen was locked [duplicate]

I bought a used iPhone 5 not knowing it was locked. What do I do,I've tried to restore it by holding the power an home button but it's still locked.
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How can I access my iPad even though I don't know the passcode? [duplicate]

My iPad 2 froze up and went into recover mode, I gave t to a friend to fix and it has come bk restored but I can't get on it because there is a passcode on it. I've tried all the obvious ones I would ...
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I updated my iPod 5 gen to iOS 9 and now it has a 6 digit passcode

I updated my iPod to iOS 9 ( i think, its the current one right now 10/24/15) and my pass code was 5-6-8-9(4 digits) and now after updating it and recovering it through iTunes to prepare to sell it to ...
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Mandatory passcode change

I never asked to change it I do not need to change it If I change it, I need to get authorization from my employer since it is a work issued phone. I am unable to use the phone while due ...
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How to recover/resurrect my Apple ID?

I had only had my iPod about 6 months (more or less) and used downloaded apps frequently. Therefore, I used my Apple ID very regularly and never had any problems with it until one day. I was ...
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I have two keychains, how do I get rid of one?

I lost my Skype password and reads somewhere online to look in Keychain Access. When I couldn't retrieve the password I decided to Reset My Default Keychain. Now I have two keychains: Login and ...
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Cannot verify Apple ID

I know you will think I am stupid but when setting up my Apple ID I didn't realize that the underscore was not in between my first and last name. My email address amy_minks@ymail.com, what I put as ...
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How can I make my Mac accept a user password of 8 characters?

I just unboxed my new MacBook Pro, running Yosemite 10.10.5. When I went through the setup procedure, it didn't ask me what password to use for my account, and just set it to that of my AppleID. (I ...
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Can't log out of someone else's find my iphone without their icloud password

I just got a previously used iphone from my work. However, the previous owner is still logged into their icloud account. Whenever I try to logout of their account it requires their icloud password to ...
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How to store SSH Credentials in Terminal

I am new to the MacBook and I am running El Capitan. I'm migrating my machine usage from a PC to a MacBook. I am long time user of PuTTY and SuperPuTTY on a PC. I want to create and save login ...
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OS X 10.10 default username and password?

Is there a default username/password for brand new OS X installs that have yet to go through the initial setup process? I have several headless macs already racked, but no display set up for them, ...
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Ipad Air iOS 8.4 Restrictions passcode forgotten [duplicate]

How do i recover/reset/remove restictions passcode on iOS 8.4 ? I have already tried : SBParentalControlsFailedAttempts X SBParentalControlsPIN 1234. No result obtained . Please advise. Thanks in ...
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How to unlock Keychain: “access to this item is restricted”, when I accidentally denied it?

Running: OS X 10.10 - Macbook I accidentally hit "deny" on trying to retrieve one of my passwords in Keychain access, and now it is saying "access to this item is restricted (-67808)". I have tried ...
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OS X 10.11 unable to press “allow” on Keychain Access dialogs

I'm running into an issue where keychain password verification box does not verify password - does not shake for incorrect password and nothing happens when I press "allow". I'm using iCloud keychain. ...
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Password in Proxy Settings gets changed automatically (from cache?)

I want to change the Proxy Settings on my Macbook Air. But somehow the old password is stored in some kind of cache. When I change the settings and save the changes the password is instantly replaced ...
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Enabled Guest User Account, the Password Box Doesn't Show Up, Mac requires Recovery OS

I enabled the Guest User Account. Then, I tried turning off the Mac and then powered it on again to check if there are already two accounts on my start-up screen- mine, and the guest's. I tried ...
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Set restriction code automatically when i update my iPhone to iOS 9

I didn't set restriction code on my phone, when i update on iOS 9 it shows pass code and i don't know about it.
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Recover MiniKeePass master password?

I've been using MiniKeePass for a while now to store and access some of my passwords from an iPhone. Since I already use a passcode to unlock the phone, I somehow configured MiniKeePass to don't ask ...
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No passcode if at home?

Is there a way to set up the iPhone so that when I'm away from home it requires a lock code, but when I'm at home I don't need a passcode?