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

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Cannot log in with Apple ID after performing password reset

My wife forgot the password to her Apple ID account. Her Macbook Air (OS X Yosemite) restarted to install some updates. She has her user account set up through her Apple ID account. Since she forgot ...
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Lost Wi-Fi passwords after reset network settings on iPhone

After a network configuration reset on my iPhone all Wi-Fi passwords were lost. They were stored in iCloud Keychain, synced with my Mac, where they disappeared too. This is very frustrating since it ...
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How do I instantly lock my computer when screen saver delay is on?

I have my security preferences set up to delay for 15 minutes after screen saver turns on and then ask for a password. (I use two computers and don't always notice right away when the screensaver ...
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Need to boot MacBook Pro into USB recovery mode

I am trying to help someone recover data from a non-functional MBP (it was dropped). I have the internal drive mounted in a sled and connected to another MBP via USB. I can boot off of the drive ...
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Can sleep password and screensaver password timeout settings be different?

In El Capitan, is there a way to separate the request for password when the computer wakes from sleep from the request for password for stopping the screensaver? See System Preferences --> Security &...
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The App store doesn't load

My iPhone 5 with iOS v9.2.1 doesn't load. I can only download applications I already purchased and can't load anything else. I reset my phone setting, but I still have the same problem. How do I fix ...
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Make iTunes stop prompting me for my username and password

On OSX Lion, iTunes keeps prompting me to enter my username and password to "sign in to enable this computer for automatic downloads." In the past I tried checking the box to remember my password but ...
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How do I remove a preference (save password) set in the iCloud keychain?

Months ago I was on a website and after logging in, Safari prompted 'Do you want to save this information to your iCloud keychain' or something. If I'd said yes, the next time I'd went to that site, ...
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iOS: Your passcode is required to enable Touch ID

Occasionally, when unlocking my iPhone or iPad, I get the following message: Your passcode is required to enable Touch ID Now this is not after a number of failed attempts or turning the device off. ...
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Some keyboard keys not working on password input to Yosemite login screen

As stated in the title some keys don't work when trying to input my password into the Yosemite login screen. The weird thing is that if my mouse isn't plugged in (Razer Naga) when I turn on my Macbook ...
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Why does my iPhone 6 randomly ask me to enter my password with Touch ID enabled? [duplicate]

This happens every few days: I wake up in the morning, try to unlock my phone with Touch ID, and it prompts me for my password. The length and complexity of my password and my drowsiness in the ...
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OS X randomly asking for NAS login after using mount_afp on Terminal

This is a very weird issue that is apparently so rare Google hasn't been any help in finding a clue as to why this happens or how to fix it. I use mount_afp on Terminal to mount the music directory ...
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Forget log in password on MacBook Air

I do the same as stated, open terminal and key in resetpassword. But the new screen doesn't allow me to type anything at all.
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Password dialog for ssh key not working

I am trying to test my AWS git code commit: ssh git-codecommit.us-east-1.amazonaws.com But I keep getting a mac password dialog for ssh key. I enter in my password, but I keep getting Saving ...
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I keep getting locked out of AD in a seemingly random manner

My Mac worked fine until recently when I had to change my Active Directory password. Ever since then, my account will randomly get locked out. This morning, I got in fine. I used my machine until 10:...
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Can't enable password protection in Notes app

I'm following the advice here where I want go to settings and set a password. If I do this I get Update Notes For the configuration of the password protection open "Notes" and update your notes. ...
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Screensaver login password forgot

I was working on my mac(mountain lion) when its battery finished. Now when I open it shows the screensaver login screen. I do not remember the password. I searched for a way out online. The method ...
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Password incorrect and Internet Recovery Mode -3001f Error

Have an iMac here roughly 2 years old and within the last week the admin account password has stopped working. It is the correct password, used on all of our devices and only IT staff use it. The ...
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How can I setup two iCloud Keychains?

I want to replicate my Keychain setup for OS X in iCloud Keychain, to have passwords sync between iOS and OS X devices. The way I set it up was following this article. The idea is having the default ...
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Getting exchange password from keychain

Is there a way using security find-internet-password or something similar to get my exchange credentials on the command line? I'm trying to write a script to auto-login into an exchange server and I'...
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Forgot the password of a keychain (non the login one)

I have installed a bunch of certificates on my mac, due to italian legal system, in order to login to a certain website with a smartcard. It all worked well for a few months and then yesterday it ...
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“Show Password” in Keychain Access doesn't work

I am having a problem, as a program is requesting my RSA password but my Mac won't let me see it. As I check the "show password" (mostrar contraseña) chechbox, it immediately unmarks itself. I ...
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Macbook wifi invalid password

I made a hotspot using a WiFi receiver with a program called Connectify just today. I use USB wifi stick connected to my PC that gets the Internet via LAN connection. I have noticed that only my ...
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Creating new user yields endless keychain password prompts

Here's the story - I have three user accounts on my Mac mini. I go and add a forth. A few days later, the user forgets their password - we had the iCloud password reset functionality enabled, but we'...
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Superuser su password reset

I am using OSX 10.6 I am the admin of my computer, however when I try to login as the super user through my terminal using my admin password, I am denied. Is there anyway to reset the password or find ...
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El Capitan: How do I use my Apple ID password to log in after a temporary password change?

Today, I reset my User password to a temporary password for use in a service appointment. Previously, the account was using my iCloud password to log in, and I thought I could change it back to that ...
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Command key when running Mac through virtual box on Windows OS

I just recently installed Yosemite in Virtualbox. Here's the installation video I followed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYMEb0ZCfes My OS is Windows and I'm trying to run Mac using Virtualbox. I ...
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How do I put a password to stop the download of an app

I have an iPad for my children and I want to stop them downloading the YouTube app. Can I put a password on their iPad to stop them downloading it.
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Someone has created an account using an email adress in a domain a I own

I own "mydomain.com" (actually something else!) and have a catchall to receive all emails sent to any xxxx@mydomain.com Earlier this week I received an email from appleid@id.apple.com asking me to ...
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My kid set a passcode on the iPad and doesn't know it. Now what?

My 7-year-old daughter mistakenly set a 4-digit passcode on the iPad and doesn't remember what it is. Now it is locked and useless. What are my options to recover it (if any)? The answers I have seen ...
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Does someone know my (old) Apple ID password?

Today, I suddenly got the following message on my iPod: Question 1: Does this mean that someone has entered my Apple ID password, or are there other situations where this dialog is triggered? ...
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Legacy Apple ID username without email address

I selected an Apple ID previous to 2010 before using an email address was required. I purchased an app with that user name in 2009 that contains lots of critical data. Now to open the app, I am ...
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Cannot type non-english text in html password fields

When focus is on an html password field, the input languages options are limited to those using the Latin script only. If the language selected is some other language using a non-Latin script, like ...
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Stolen MacBook Pro, name changed

My  MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) - 2.5GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 was stolen two days ago. I have notified the police. I have clicked on “Notify me when found” on the Find my iPhone app on my ...
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Ignoring the “You must change your password within 60 minutes” pop-up

This morning I got the Passcode Requirement You must change your iPhone unlock passcode within 60 minutes. popup covered in this question (although none of the reasons there ring true). I ...
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Invalid Password El Capitan with Filevault encryption

I just recently enabled Filevault on my 2011 Macbook Pro. As long as I do not run out of battery El Capitan let's me enter my password and log into my computer. If I run out of battery the password ...
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How can I access an iOS Mail password stored in Keychain?

I upgraded my wife's iPhone to a newer model but she can't remember her Yahoo mail password which is stored in Keychain on her old phone. She uses the standard iOS Mail app which successfully fetches ...
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Deleting a hard drive protected by password with Mac OS X Yosemite

I recently changed my hard drive for a SSD device. The removed storage device can be used as an external drive, via USB. I want to delete everything on this HD, but it is asking me for a password when ...
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This Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons — more info?

I recently got a "This Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons" message on all my apple devices. I've have since performed the obligatory password reset process and everything seems to be in ...
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Outlook 2016 for Mac: cannot connect to work server after password change

I've had a great experience with Outlook for Mac so far, connecting to the Exchange account for my company, but I changed my password in my work system, and now Outlook won't connect. It doesn't ...
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How to accommodate changed yahoo mail password on iPad?

My friend has an iPad. I have never used an iPad, but am trying to help her set things up better -- so it's definitely a case of the blind leading the blind. My friend reads her yahoo mail on her ...
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Is there a way to disable passwords for free apps on iPhone 4?

Under Settings > iTunes & App Store there is no Password Settings option for me on my newly activated iPhone 4. From reading this article, it seems this might be a bug and that I have to turn ...
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Applescript - Open password protected excel file

Is there a way for Applescript to open an Excel workbook (.xls) that is password protected? I see that in the library there are functions to check if a workbook has password, but I do not know the ...
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Why does the iPhone - only iPhone on my account - keeping asking and rejecting my AppleID password?

One account; no other. Just recently it has gone berserk asking me for my AppleID. I logged in online and with no problem.
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Command-line keychain access not showing any results [duplicate]

I have been trying to learn to control my computer through command-line, and keychain access is what I am trying now. I have been using the security command, and attempting to get my wifi password (I ...
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Apple ID Password requirements

As you know, the Apple ID Password must meet some minimum requirements, such as having at least one lower case letter, one capital letter, one number, etc. So, how come sometimes I see a customer ...
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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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Can mac receive messages when iCloud keeps asking for password?

One day my older Macbook Pro (which is now not in my hands) started asking for iCloud password with text "This Mac can't connect to iCloud because of a problem with mail@mail.com." but I kept ...
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Stuck “Enter your Apple ID password”

I just changed the password of my Apple ID. When I started using my Mac, several minutes later, the system preferences asked me to enter my password to continue using iCloud. after entering my new ...
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App Store asks me for a password, but won't let me change the Apple ID

I'm taking over someone elses job and am using the computer he was using. In the App Store there are some apps that ask me to enter a password and have an Apple Id already filled in but won't let me ...