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

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Possible to reset Keychain password without knowing the old password?

My girlfriend forgot the password for her MacBook (don't ask), so I reset it using the Utilities. But as you may be aware, this doesn't reset the Keychain password. Her MacBook is now virtually ...
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unlock external locked encrypted disk with applescript command by filling dialog box to cracking password by force brut

I make a terrible mistake. I totally lost my paper with the secret password for my encrypted external GUID hard drive. This external drive contains many pictures but also some works documents very ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How to avoid password prompt in terminal?

So sometimes my Mac loses its connection to the Internet. When I'm in front of it physically I can use the terminal and do the following to repair it: networksetup -setnetworkserviceenabled ...
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Can I re-install OS X on an encrypted drive without the password?

I don't know my password to my Mac OS X account and it has file encrypt enabled on drive. If I reinstall Mac OS X, will it require a password to do so?
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How to list failed login attempts on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan (FileVault enabled)?

Just now, something strange when I open my Macbook Pro Retina : the password entry was locked for 30 seconds and a tooltip saying me to use the machine's encryption passphrase to unlock it. I wonder ...
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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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Administrator password lost for late 2013 MacBook Pro with Yosemite

An ex-employee change her administrator password when she was fired and nobody can access the MacBook Pro (late 2013 model). It is running on Yosemite. I have tried using the Command/S key to change ...
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I had this ipod for a year and i already had an account but i got my ipod taken away for 2 months and i had to reset it and i don't know my apple id [duplicate]

Can someone help me I had my ipod for a year or so and i already had an account and I got my Ipod token away and now I forgot my password on my home screen and I had to rest my Ipod like I just bought ...
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Mac drive not showing up on resetpassword screen

I am trying to reset my admin password using recovery partition. When I type resetpassword in terminal, a window shows up but I don't see my drive in the top box. Is there a way to fix this? btw, I ...
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“security add-internet-password…” gets “User interaction not allowed”

I'm trying to update an old and outdated Puppet manifest to setup a new Jenkins slave on OSX El-Capitan and hit an issue which I suspect could be related to new security features in El-Capitan. The ...
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Can i update apps with my new apple id's password ?

Somebody I don't know who but somebody changed my sisters apple id password.My ipad is connected to new id but the games downloaded from old id requires the old id's password.I don't want to lose my ...
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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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El Capitan Macbook Pro password expiration

I have just set up a brand new Macbook Pro and updated to 10.11.4. It is bound to our school Windows network and our Apple OD. My problem is that it immediately started prompting for password resets ...
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Lost Game Center password

My Game Center password is lost and I can't remember the security question because it is an old account and I never wrote the password down, I also switched to a new phone.
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iTunes local backup of iOS device: can't disable encryption

I have a strange problem with iTunes local backup of an iOS device (an iPod, in this case). I know I've backed up the iPod to my computer before, but iTunes states, "Latest Backup: Your iPod has ...
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icloud keychain web form passwords not syncing

Follwing having to create a new keychain on my laptopm, I have had to reset my icloud keychain, follwoing the advice on apple's support page. turn off all icloud keychain, re-enable on the most up to ...
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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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Password dialog appears when SSH private key permissions are set to 0600

I installed my SSH private key in ~/.ssh/id_rsa and set its permissions to 0600. When I connect to an SSH server which uses my private key in Terminal.app via ssh, a dialog pops up and asks me to ...
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Authenticity of password prompts

This article on osxdaily.com discusses an issue in Mavericks and Yosemite where the user is prompted for passwords "at random times". In the article, the following is claimed. [The scenario where ...
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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 we unlock an iPhone backup file if we don't know the password?

I've got a rather peculiar problem. My wife's iPhone got stolen and we bought a new one from the insurance money. When trying to restore the backup file to her new phone, iTunes asks for the password: ...
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I can't remember my iTunes password and the email it's tied to is no longer active

I have been trying for months to log into my iTunes account on my iPad but my usual choices of passwords are not working. When choosing "forgot my password" it wants to email me at an old Verizon.net ...
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What are all the different passwords and passcodes needed to fully setup iOS? [closed]

The other day I was surprised to have to remember my restrictions passcode when reseting my iPhone. What are all the difference passwords and passcode needed to fully setup an iOS device? And which ...
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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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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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How to stop OSX making a second desktop user authenticate 802.1 passwords?

To run Calabash tests in parallel on several iOS simulators, I have to log in several desktop users. I do this by ssh-tunnelling port 5800 to 6800 and using ScreenSharing, through a nasty ...
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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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El Capitan with Network Authentication Change Password not working

OS 10.11.4 : When trying to change password of my user i am getting the following error The password for the account was not changed The server is not available. Change your password when server ...
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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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Backup iCloud Keychain

I recently encountered an issue where a very important (and non-resettable) password was deleted from my iCloud Keychain. All of my OSX-based keychains are backed up via Time Machine, but I realized ...
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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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How to restore Yosemite's keychain information

So basically I was able to backup and restore past version of my keychain with Yosemite but now the fun is to use those data on El Capitan. I should have made a backup after migrating to El Capitan ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) Version 10.10.5

I have recently changed my Apple ID password. Now when I do a full shutdown and restart I get about 10 boxes saying various apps (talagent, message agent, etc) want to use the "Local Items" in ...
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El Captian not showing user account after creating second one

I am using Macbook Pro with El-Captian. I had only one user account in the machine and I created one another. After creating the new one, old user account is not showing in the login screen. It is ...
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OS X is repeatedly asking for login keychain password

I know this has been asked here several times, but I already checked the other discussions and tried their suggestions, but without success. Is there anything I can do instead of re-installing the ...
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After enabling two-factor authentication, I no longer have the option to use my iCloud password to log in

I enabled two-factor authentication (the new one available in iOS 9, OS X 10.11, etc., not the old two-step verification) for my Apple ID. After doing so, my MBP prompted me to change my password ...
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Creating a new user account using iCloud password

I am trying to create a new OS X user account using iCloud password but the option to do that isn't displayed. I am on OS X 10.11.4 According to this support document I should see an option to pick ...
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How do I create a passwordless keychain?

Just what the title says - how can I create passwordless keychain on OS X? Using 10.7.1 OS X
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How to enable password lock on Notes in iOS 9.3?

I recently got iOS 9.3 for my iPhone, but I'm not finding an obvious way to password-lock my Notes. This feature was advertised by Apple as part of the iOS 9.3 package, but is it only available for ...
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Customise Restrictions passcode on iphone

I know you can customise the iPhone main passcode to strengthen the security but there doesn't seem to be that option when doing the same when setting up restrictions. After I have written it down ...
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After I log in with main password, asking me for “other” name and password

I am selling my Macbook Air early 2014 El Capitan OSX, and I was trying to remove my info-when I start up, it shows my name as always, I log in, but now it's showing a silhouette with the name "Other" ...
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Mac asking for multiple “login” keychain app passwords but won't accept them

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro. My husband reset the password for iCloud and iTunes and now I cannot get access to my computer. I can put in the password at login then nothing but a black screen with ...
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Unable to login to El Capitan Macbook Pro after booting, works after waking from sleep

I've got a macbook pro running El Capitan and when I wake it up from sleep, the password works fine. However, when I power it on from being shutdown or restart it, the password no longer works. I ...
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Bought used MacBook-Have not password-How to reset [duplicate]

I just bought a used MacBook pro (Retina-early 2015) with Yosemite 10.10.5 on it. It came mint and in box but nothing else, the seller has no admin password for it and I am stuck now, not being able ...
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Get iPad Restriction Password

Before this is immediately down-voted, I would just like to say this is a slightly different question. My iPad has restrictions put on it and I really would love to get the password. The reason I did ...
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My iMac won't load after I enter new password and old FileVault password

I reset my password about five times. I input the master code then put a new code but then it asks for the last password for the FileVault. So I put the last code I reset with. But when I enter it, it ...
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sudo: /etc/sudoers is owned by uid 501, should be 0

To run programs as sudo without password, I edited /etc/sudoers with wrong content. Then I re-edited it with Mac's default text editor(course sudo cannot be used when /etc/sudoers is wrong). I ...