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Can I script checking for password date changes from ARD?

Basically, I would like to know if the root password as been changed on several machines. Can I have Apple Remote Desktop script this for me and automate this check?
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DMG password protection under Mavericks

Under Snow Leopard I applied password protection to some archives on a Flash drive. Upgrading to Lion and later Mountain Lion did not affect that protection, but Mavericks strips it from some (not ...
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How can I give an app permanent permission so it doesn't ask for my password every time?

I am using an application called Hostbuddy to manage entries in my hosts file. It works great, the only problem is that is asks for my password every time I use it, which adds up to a lot of ...
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How do I change askForPasswordDelay from the command line? dwrite alone doesn't work

I normally run my Mac with a very long password delay on the screensaver. Sometimes, though, I want to reduce the delay to just 1-2 seconds. This command is supposed to reduce the time for the delay ...
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Why does my keyboard language switch on website password fields?

Using a Mac with Mavericks, I have keyboard setup to Hebrew. Then, when I click in the password field, it switches it back to English and Hebrew is disabled. I saw that another question says to ...
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Can I force Safari on iOS to store a password, though the site disallows it?

For OS X Safari there is a solution to force storing of passwords. Some sites disallow the storing of passwords, and I wonder if I can force this, at least for some sites, on Safari on iOS 7.
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Mac OS X Server user can't change password

I have non-admin users who need to change their password. The passwd command is apparently limited to administrators. On the Server website, there's a change password link, but it doesn't work, and ...
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No password required after Power Nap

I have enabled the setting Require password 1 minute after sleep or screen saver begins. However, I sometimes noticed that my password is not asked after I open my laptop in the morning. This seems to ...
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Set the master password from terminal

I am trying to set a master password from the terminal (using a shell script). I see the passwd function and the master.passwd function, however I don't see any documentation on either of these to set ...
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How do I get the Calendar app to stop asking me for my gmail password?

Since upgrading to Mavericks, the Calendar app will pester me for my gmail password every half hour or so, even though it already has the correct password stored. I've tried changing the password, ...
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How long should my System password be?

In the early versions of Mac OS X, only the first 8 characters of any password was used. Later Apple increased that number. A proper password system stores a hash not the actual password. In that ...
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What is a good App for OSX that locks your Macbook when outside “known” wifi area

I am looking for an app that locks my Macbook when not connected to a known wifi network. And I am the only one who can manage my known networks: I'm asked for a password to add networks to my "known ...
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Saved passwords in Safari keep coming back

So I had saved some some passwords in my Safari on my Mac (Mavericks). I went to Safari > Preferences > Passwords > Remove All to remove all the stored passwords. But no matter how many times ...
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Our iPad is locked and we're not sure of the Apple ID / iCloud password

My Granddaughter has lost/forgotten her ID and passwords for her iPad. When the iPad powers on, it goes straight to an iCloud password request and I cannot get past it. I have installed iTunes on my ...
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How to recover from a forgotten password for MacBook Pro?

I've forgotten the password for my MacBook Pro, which uses OS X 10.9.1. How can I reset my password?
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Why am I being prompted for my password for updates in the iOS App Store?

Recently the iOS App Store has started to prompt me for my password for updating apps in the App Store. Is there something I can do to change this back to the way it was?
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How to bypass iCloud login for iPhone 5 running iOS 7 when email and password was forgotten?

I restored my iPhone 5 with iOS 7 without knowing that iCloud account will be asked. I already forgot what email and password I set on that phone. Now, after the phone was restored and unlocked but ...
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How to retrieve unsaved password

How can I Retrieve unsaved passwords from history on safari or hard drive of a macbook pro password not saved on keychain.
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How can I retrieve a saved WiFi password from iOS 7?

I have some wireless networks that I joined on my iOS device and I now want to retrieve the passwords from the device. How can I (by hook or crook if necessary) get into the iOS 7 keychain and obtain ...
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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 ...