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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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how to reset security question [duplicate]

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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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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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 ...
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Recovery mode asks for a password OS X 10.8.2

When I tried booting into recovery mode (Cmd ⌘ + R) during boot up, there's a field asking for a password. I do not know this password. I am using a late-2009 21.5" iMac. Anyone know what to do?
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Prevent Mail.app from caching passwords in Keychain

I recently upgraded from 10.7 to 10.8, and noticed a behavior change in Mail.app. Previously, in 10.7, I told it not to save the password to my IMAP account, so every time I quit and restarted I was ...
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.htaccess protected site cannot be accessed by iPad

I have been working on a website on a test server test.domain.com for a few weeks now. I was always able to access the .htaccess password protected site using my iPad mini as well as my iPhone or ...
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Why do settings disappear? Mail, usuallly

Long-time Mac user, curious why, from time to time, Mail settings just plain disappear. I only discover this when Mail suddenly can't connect. Have to input passwords again. And not the same ...
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How can I avoid seeing an Apple ID password field on my iPhone 5?

Whenever I unlock my iPhone 5 I go to an app or text or call someone then a keyboard pops up and says apple ID password and at the bottom it says cancel or continue i always click cancel but I just ...
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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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stop Ipod from asking for old Apple ID password

Recently, I've changed my Apple ID because my old E-mail has been hacked. Now that I set the new one as my apple ID, the old Apple account still appears when I open almost all my apps on my Ipod Touch ...
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Is there a way to unlock a password protected iPad?

A friend's father died a couple of weeks ago. He usually used the same numeric password on all devices. But not on his iPad. I can't even reproduce the password via the fingerprints. The lock time is ...
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change or remove password on bootup

I just bought a used macbook (osx 10.8), and when i started it up there was a disk password. The former owner gave me the password but i would like to remove it, or at least change it. How can I? Is ...
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How to Make G-mail Remember my User ID and Passwords with Safari

I work in marketing and have several G-mail accounts established exclusively for my clients advertising programs that I must access frequently. Until a few days ago, each time I opened any G-mail ...
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How to password protect apps without Jailbreaking iiphone

Is there an app for iPhone that allows you to password protect apps without jailbreaking the phone?
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Disabling password prompt at every installation for App Store/Mac App Store

Is it possible? It's really annoying. Especially on the iPad (don't know if it exists on the iPhone) :S
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How do I show content of hidden password boxes?

About 1 year ago, I set up FTP access on a webserver that's being used for our client. The project temporarily stopped and is just resuming now. I need to set up the same FTP access on another ...
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Encrypted/Journaled Seagate won't accept Password

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro Intel running Mountain Lion. I have a 2tb Seagate External Drive with 3 partitions: all three were set up the same way with different passwords as a person who used to live ...
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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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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 ...
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Notes keeps prompting me for POP passwords

The Apple Notes app (Mountain Lion) keeps asking me to enter passwords for my various email accounts (POP) that I've added to Mail. Mail does not prompt me to re-enter any passwords, but sometimes ...
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Apple not recognizing my id and password

Just purchased a software update (OSX Snow Leopard) but cannot download it because my apple ID and password will not be recognized. I reset them yesterday, still not recognized. I checked to make ...
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Password problems changing users in Terminal

I'd like to switch between the default user in Terminal and the user 'postgres', created when I installed PostgreSQL 9.2. If I type su postgres, I'm prompted for a password that I don't know and ...
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Is there any way to access some apps before I put in my password?

I have a 4 digit passcode for my iphone, but there are some apps that I might use frequently that don't really need to be protected. Is there a way to access those apps without entering my passcode ...
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iPad stuck in Guided Access

Hello I haven't used Guided Access in a while and I needed to use it again. I had previously set a passcode and I went to use it expecting it would ask for a new passcode, but it must've used the old ...
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Repeated pop-ups 'Safari wants to use the “login” keychain'

I get repeated pop-ups saying I then enter the password But the system always keeps on telling me it's the wrong password, which I'm sure it's not This is what the Details reveal: What is ...
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Add admin username & password to the keychain

How can the admin's username password, be remembered or added it to the keychain so these annoying prompts would be less frequent? The app referenced here (Anvil) is not relevant. I'm looking for a ...
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iCloud says Password is Wrong Even Though I Know It's Right

iCloud says that my password is wrong - even though I know it's right. Here's whats happened: Yesterday, I reset my iCloud password. Got the reset email, changed password. Tried to log in to the ...
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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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How to protect my Mac from reseting the admin password

Yesterday I was studying and writing some texts in german. I closed my MBP and went watch some TV which made me forget about the german keyboard layout. When I came back, my password wasn't being ...
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mac asking password after cd in terminal

Recently my mac has started asking me for a password after I use cd in Terminal.app (haven't tested other term apps). strangely though, if I press ctrl-C when the passowrd is asked, the question goes ...
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Script to unmount mounted image automatically after some time

I have a sparse image that can be mounted as an encrypted volume. I want to make sure it doesn't stay mounted once I am done using it. To get help doing that, I had earlier asked this question, but ...
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How can I be sure that Mac chat applications like Adium won't leak my Gmail, iCloud, AIM, or other account/password credentials?

Mac chat/instant-message programs like Adium, Jabber, and AIM require you to enter your chat service account login and password information in the preferences, to enable them to function. How can I be ...