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

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OS X 10.10 default username and password?

Is there a default username/password for brand new OS X installs that have yet to go through the initial setup process? I have several headless macs already racked, but no display set up for them, ...
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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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What can I do when my Time Machine password is not accepted, although it's correct?

Having troubles with a botched system upgrade on OS X 10.10.3, I tried to restore my MacBook Pro, 15" Early 2011 version, using an encrypted Time Machine backup made on an external USB drive. The ...
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Temporarily set non-iCloud password; now both temporary and iCloud passwords required at startup

My Yosemite MacBook Pro is normally set to use my iCloud password. Taking it in for service to the Apple store, they suggested I create a temporary password, which I did by going to Users & Groups ...
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Why does Keychain ask for the same password twice?

For security reasons, I have a different password on my keychain than my user account password. I have achieved this by opening Keychain Access.app, right-clicking on the Login keychain, choosing ...
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Brute Force on Whole Disk Encryption

I'm helping someone that changed their password (Thanks to corporate policy) and then forgot what they set it to. They remember the first part so I would not need to completely brute force it. I was ...
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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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sleep, screensaver and Filevault

I am mystified: first, I have an iMac and a mbp, both running mountain lion. In System Preferences > Security > General > Require Password after sleep or screensaver, I can adjust the time to 4 hours ...
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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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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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iCloud won't accept my password

iCloud won't accept my password even after going to iTunes and restoring data from iPhone. I cannot use my phone to call or receive calls. I have the iPhone 4S. What can I do?
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Apple Mail 9.2 Gmail app-specific password not accepted and main pw doesn't last

Since I re-activated my Gmail account with 2-step verification on a fresh install of OS X 10.11.3 "El Capitan", I've tried to use a fresh app-specific password for this account on my Mac. Yet, OS X ...
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Password resets itself after each reboot

Macbook with OS X 10.11.3. No iCloud account, regularly updated via softwareupdate -i -r && brew update && brew cask update. Rather restrictive firewall(ing) via LittleSnitch and pf. ...
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How to make Safari auto-fill both username and password, rather than just the username?

In some cases Safari decides to fill the stored login/password for you, other times just the login. I thought once that it depends on whether there are multiple login/password pairs stored for a given ...
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Keychain won't let me Allow or Always Allow after 10.11.1 update 5

I am having the same problem described in this question: Keychain won't let copy passwords after 10.11.1 update The difference is, I do not have any of the listed "helper" applications installed....
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Forgot passcode. Can't reset without turning off “Find My iPhone”. iCloud.com doesn't display phone

I forgot the passcode for my old iPhone 4 which I planned on letting my friend borrow while she waits for a new one. Here are the things I tried: holding home and sleep/wake button until symbol ...
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Password protected drive gives error when moving from a time machine partition

Goal: Move from time machine partition Problem: Password protection gives an error. Partitioned my wd elements 500 gb into two equal sized backups, elements1 and elements2. I perform time machine ...
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Recover MiniKeePass master password?

I've been using MiniKeePass for a while now to store and access some of my passwords from an iPhone. Since I already use a passcode to unlock the phone, I somehow configured MiniKeePass to don't ask ...
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Can't use Internet effectively after password change for office web Proxy on Mac

We have an Internet/office web proxy for http and https, pretty common proxy. Every so often we have to reset our password. On a Windows machine, the password change is automatic and is propagated ...
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iMac running 10.8.5 hangs on password entry

Account is system admin. Other accounts on iMac work fine and, using them, I can obtain admin privileges by entering my short name and password. I've recovered all files except for Library which ...
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ICloud Password won't work on iPad but will on iPhone

I guess the title spells it out. A bit of background into - I have an iCloud password associated with an old email. It also has a secondary email set up so I still get email when I reset the iCloud ...
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Macbook Pro got stolen. Thief knows password. iCloud Keychain all compromised?

My Macbook was stolen. And I think the thief knows my Macbook's login (admin) password (not Apple ID). (I know, very stupid of me) Does that mean all my passwords stored in iCould Keychain are now ...
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iOS/Mac OS/Gmail 2-step verification broken

Okay, so I've been struggling with this conflict for days now, and I can't figure out how to fix it. Something happened with the way iOS, Mac OS, and GMail has set up 2-step verification and app-...
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Allowing any keyboard to input for passwords

I use 3 keyboard layouts: Dvorak-Sougou (Chinese), Dvorak-Kana (Japanese), and Dvorak (English). Whenever I input a password, it always returns me to the EN-Dvorak layout. The problem is two-fold: ...
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MacPro: Flashing world logo, can't go into any mode, incorrect password types itself

When I turned on my mac this morning, the world logo flashed and then took ages to boot up and finally when my logon screen came up. An extremely long password started typing itself out. I deleted ...
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Fatal: Unknown scheme: SHA512-CRYPT - is This mac related?

You can see from the output of the samples shows in the first case, that SHA512-CRYPT seems to be Unknown. The code I used is from a Linux based tutorial on setting up Postfix+Dovecot+MySQL on a site. ...
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OS X asking for local items keychain password

My mid-2010 macbook pro was running just fine on OS X 10.10, and then I decided to enable the guest account. My account still works fine, but when I login into the guest account, I get an annoying ...
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Need to clean install Yosemite without knowing or resetting password

I have a laptop that I would like to get in working order. There are 2 main issues: I forgot the password. When I boot the laptop, I am seeing the flashing folder with a question mark which ...
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Password Protect one work space alone in Mac OS X Yosemite

I used to work with multiple workspaces, putting my dev apps on one space and music apps on another. I want my Chat apps in one workspace where I want to protect it with my password, because I will ...
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How does iTunes gain access to a passcode-locked iPhone?

Recently I witnessed how iTunes, which is linked to a certain iPhone may unlock it's first screen - the one which requires a password. I also know of a few tools which may mimic this effect; I`m ...
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Backup of a cracked screen

I cracked my iPhone 5 screen and the right side of the screen is black and un-touchable but the left is fine. I want to back my phone up to my computer and when i try iTunes says "iTunes could not ...
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My Password wasn't working, I had to hard reset the computer twice, what happened?

Environment: Yosemite MBA mid 2012 Full Disk Encryption Screen was locked Sequence of events: Moved finger on trackpad to wake up. Tried entering password, dozens of times, making sure about ...
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Encrypted External Drive Using Apple's Password Generator and Forgot the Password: Can It Be Salvaged?

I have a partition on an external HD with some Time Machine backups. I decided to encrypt the partition using Finder and used Apple's built-in password generator to create the passphrase. ...
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Can't remember the password for an old Apple ID and I'm not getting the password renew email?

For some reason, iTunes has suddenly decided it won't let me sync tunes onto my ipod which were bought with an old Apple ID (even though the email account is still active and linked to the new Apple ...
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iCloud keeps asking me my password

I enabled 2fa for my apple account, and now iCloud keeps asking me my password a lot of times every time I login. I think it doesn't even bother to check it, since as soon as I enter it, it pops the ...
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SSH Public key access - my password is being stored somewhere?

I've just created a Public/Private key to access my server via SSH, this has all worked fine but I added a passphrase to the key when it was created. The first time I logged in via terminal and ...
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Password dialog very different in app store on iPad-3 iOS 8.0.2?

Whenever I'm asked for a password in the app store of my iPad-3 iOS 8.0.2 (e.g., when installing an app), I don't see the password request dialog like before. See the screen shot below. I'm guessing ...
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How to show which right and app is requesting elevated privilages (like in older versions of OS X)?

In older versions of OS X, when you got the prompt to enter an admin's password, you could see which right was being requested by which app. It seems they've moved that info from the authentication ...
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Can't authenticate my Mac as it won't let me enter details

I need to install software but it's asking for authentication. However, when the boxes appear it's all blank and I can't type anything in the boxes. This keeps happening with fonts and software.
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My iPhone got stolen and appears offline

Okay, so I lost my iPhone 4s last night and it appeared as offline immediately upon signing on to Find My iPhone. I placed it on Lost Mode right away. I got an email that my Apple ID password got ...
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Disassociate Game Center account from device without access to device

I play the game Clash of Clans on my iPad, and for a while I allowed a friend to use my Game Center account. Now I need it back but he won't let me play it. He changes the layout and ruins it and ...
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Office for Mac requires activation password on every boot

I have an Office 365 subscription on a Mac Mini running Mavericks. On every boot, I am prompted to enter my Office 365 account user name and password to activate my Office for Mac installation. Is ...
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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 ...