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

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Latest update now requires a passcode and it didn't have one before. What can I do?

iPad was just upgraded and didn't have a passcode to begin with but is now asking for one. Tried an iTunes restore but that doesn't work. Why would Apple do this? iPad is now useless.
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Buying used iPhone5c - need to know about iCloud

I am supposed to buy the phone off someone. She says she does not have the iCloud email, but has the password (she says it was her ex's).. She told me there is something online that I could do to get ...
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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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I included emoji in my password and now I can't log in to my Account on Yosemite

I wanted to check if it's possible to use emoji in a password for my Account on OS Yosemite. It worked but I didn't realize that the login screen has only native keyboards, so I can't type emoji ...
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Disabling password in recovery mode, is default password restored when re-enabling?

I need to fix an issue with my friends mac, but I do not know his pass, and don't want to have to make up a new one, can I disable it in recovery mode or single user mode, then re-enable it after I've ...
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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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Why am I seeing these weird characters in the popup that asks for my password when I try to update Adobe Flash on my Mac?

I'm running OS X Yosemite on a Macbook Pro. I recently had an update for adobe flash but when the password prompt pops up to continue the installation of the update it looks like this: What's going ...
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Recover Yahoo password that's stored on my Mac

I forgot the password to an old Yahoo account as well as the answers to my security questions. When I try to recover it using keychain, I only find a very long series of letters and numbers that is ...
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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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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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MacOSX El Capitan: admin password only working from login screen

Since a week or so, I have a very strange issue on my Mac... I can login from the login screen, but any further action that requires my password fails: from a terminal if I try to sudo, or from any ...
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the iCloud IMAP server “p01-imap.mail.me.com” rejected the password for user xxxxxx

I reset my Apple ID (@me.com - Only have ONE account) as Apple asked me to update my information with a more strong password. I can login just fine into iCloud mail from the web and check, see my ...
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How do I obtain a list of all the passwords stored in Keychain Access?

My MacBook was stolen. I have a new Mac with all the data restored from my AirPort Time Capsule, including all the passwords that were on the stolen MacBook. Is there way to list all the passwords ...
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Remove requirement of App Store password

For some reason, I messed up my iPad and now when ever I try to download an app I already purchased, I have to type in my Apple ID password where before hand I could download it straightaway. I don't ...
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How does the sudo key symbol work?

I'm trying to write a script that requests the user password for some sudo-related commands. My goal is to emulate the default method that OS X uses to obtain the user's password, Password: followed ...
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Password required to pause / resume printer

We've got several macs (macbook pros + mac minis) in our office. Most of the users are running osx 10.9 and dont have admin access. If they hit pause on the printer dialog they and then try to ...
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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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How do I unlock someone's iPhone 6 without providing the owner's Apple ID and password? [duplicate]

How do I unlock someone's iPhone 6 without providing the owner's Apple ID and password? I can not contact the owner to find out the Apple ID and password.
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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 fields on Mac won't allow more than 3 characters

When Skype asked to enter my password it would not allow me to enter the full password. Skype simply stopped registering the keystrokes after 3 characters. I restarted the Mac but now the same ...
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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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How do I get opera to save website passwords in OSX

I'm using Opera 37 on MacOS 10.11.4. The problem is it doesn't save any of my logins for web sites. It does offer to save the password, and I always click yes. In preferences the "Offer to save ...
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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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Password not working

Today, out of the blue, my iPhone kept poping up a message that said my password was incorrect for my email account. I went to settings and reentered the password (I'm 100% sure this is the correct ...
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How to stop my iPhone from asking me to enter my password?

OK. So after the Apple hack when celebrity nudes were stolen I changed my password to something more complex than I can easily remember. (My password is now stored in the password manager app and is ...
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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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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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What is the purpose of lock the login keychain?

This is what I mean: When I try to lock above keychain I get a lot of pop alerts similar to this: accountsd wants to use the login keychain, "safari wants to use the login keychain" and so on. If ...
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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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How can you import Wireless Network (WiFi) passwords / settings to Mac OSX 10.10 from a text, html or xml file?

I'm trying to transfer WiFi settings of saved networks from a Windows PC to a Macbook. I have exported the wireless settings via the freeware WirelessKeyView to a txt file (can also be created as a ...
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Can't update my mail password on Macbook Air

I recently changed my Gmail password, and as expected, the mail app can't log in to that account anymore. It says "Login Failed" in the top right. The problem is, I can't figure out how to update ...
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Can't login to my usual websites using Safari

Mac Pro with OS X 10.7.5 running Safari 6.1.6. ESET ant-virus etc. I'm in the UK. Been using this for years but now have a new problem. Some of my usual websites (insurance, professional organisations ...
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Why not have iCloud keychain as default?

Yosemite 10.10.1 and iOS 8.1.2 On my Keychain Access on OS X, I have the "login" default keychain and an "iCloud" keychain (I have iCloud Keychain ON for all my devices). I'm just wondering, could I ...
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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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My iCloud email and password

My iCloud account is under a @yahoo.com address which was canceled by yahoo for some reason, and the security questions do not seem like ones I would have chosen. So I cannot get my back up from ...
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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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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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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.