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Questions tagged [authentication]

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*Persistently* disable password authentication in SSHD

I want to be able to SSH in to my mac. I do not want to be able to use passwords to authenticate. I know how to configure this, what to put in /etc/ssh/sshd_config. But every time I install even a ...
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can't get into encrypted .dmg files even though I could the day before and I am 100% certain the password is correct

I needed to encrypt a few folders on my MacBook (one of the first of the 'just MacBooks', running High Sierra now, though the problem started under the previous OS). I followed the instructions on ...
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Why does Keychain ask for the login password twice to show a password?

Whenever I want to view a password in my Keychain, it asks me the login keychain password twice: First like this: Then like this: I'm having trouble understanding why. I am running macOS High ...
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Unable to link FaceBook account to High Sierra

I'm using a late 2009 MacBook (A1342) running a clean install of High Sierra. When I add my FaceBook account in system preferences, it seems to be successful but macOS continues to prompt me for the ...
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Log in to domain bound macOS with just username without ‘domain\’

Any idea how to make it so domain bound machines can log in with just the "username"? I'm having to always specify "domain\username" in the login window.
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Is there a way to unlock screen programmatically? [duplicate]

I want to be able to unlock screen, or login to physical user while I'm connected with ssh connection. I know this might be unsafe etc. However that's ok for me at the moment. What options do I have ...
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Is there a way to set multiple passwords for a single account on macOS?

I wonder if there is a way to set multiple passwords for a single user under macOS?
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Built-in or FOSS GUI application for generating a file hash

I would like to know if there's a built-in GUI application in Mac OS X that can generate file hashes (Disk Utility?). If there isn't such a built-in application, does a FOSS alternative exist? I can ...
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Safari not prompting for basic authentication

Our website provides hyperlinks to third-party software which requests basic authentication. Previously a user would click the link, they would be taken to the new URL, and an authentication prompt ...
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military CAC card access no longer works with OS 10.13.2 upgrade

I use an external Common Access Card reader to access secure websites for work. This CAC card has ID certificates loaded onto it for security purposes and allows access to secure sites, different ...
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determine authentication attempts using log show (MacOS High Sierra)

Hi I upgraded to High Sierra last night and working on some High Sierra log analysis. Log show output has changed quite drastically from Sierra, so how can determine authentication attempts from the ...
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iOS 11 Safari: How to pass user/password in URL for Basic Authentication?

I have one iPhone running iOS 9 and another iPhone running iOS 11. On the iOS 9 iPhone, I can navigate to http://username:password@mywebsite.com in Safari, and the webpage will pull up without asking ...
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I need to identify a name of an iPhone authentication function

I saw today someone transferring data from two iPhones (not sure which models). I suspect that was for the sake of backup/restore data one phone from another, but I'm not entirely sure about that also....
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MBP Touch Id doesn't work when trying to change preferences

When I try to do any simple change to some preferences, for example changing the timezone, I get prompted to use the touch id to authenticate but it fails and after 3 retries I am forced to manually ...
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How do I authenticate my external hard drive?

macOS Sierra 10.12.6 (MacBook Air) I am trying to move a directory/folder from my local disk to an external hard drive. But I get an error that says: Modifying "Remote Disk" requires an ...
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Touch ID setup fails on new (duplicate) user account

I duplicated my account based on this answer. After the procedure, macOS asked me to set up Touch ID. I tried multiple times with many different fingers, but I couldn't get it to fully scan the ...
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Thunderbird stopped working with iCloud email

I had Thunderbird configured with an iCloud (me) email account and it worked fine until about two weeks ago. When I tried to send a message, it asked me for the server password. When I entered it, I ...
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Internet Authentication Service (IAS) for Mac OS X does not work on macOS Sierra

I need to connect my MacBook Pro with macOS Sierra to my company using IAS for Mac OS X. If I double-click the icon of IAS for Mac OS X (made in the year 2008) it is denied due to incompatibility (...
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Brand new iMac, cannot login to anything

I received my brand new iMac today. During installation/startup, I was surprised to find that I could not log in to iCloud. I skipped, figuring it was a minor glitch and I would do it after setting up ...
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iPhone 6S fingerprint reader malfunction

I am unable to unlock my device because it is not recognising my fingerprint. What can I do?
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Apple Software Update behind Websense

I'm trying to keep Mac OS X updated behind an ancient Websense (pre-Cisco websense.com) and corporate IT won't play along. To anything other than Windows, Websense appears as a man-in-the-middle. So, ...
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Install OS X recovery mode. Can't log in

Dusting off an old iMac and it was hanging at 50% progress bar during start up. Since I don't need anything on it I'm trying to reformat. I've booted into recovery mode and erased the drive. Then ...
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saving password for springboard webapps

I'm using an html application with form authentication. If I open this application using Safari on iOS and complete the login screen, iOS asks me if I want to save my credentials. but it doesn't work ...
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Why would AppleIDAuthAgent take nearly 100% CPU?

The AppleIDAuthAgent process on my 2007 Mac Pro running OS X 10.7.5 is taking up 95-100 % CPU continuously. I use it whenever I go to work. I also use it as a server. I occasionally pull/push ...
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Decrypting Login Keychain encrypted with smartcard

I set up login with smartcard (actually a yubikey, but over PKCS#11/PIV). I restarted and logged in with my smartcard+pin instead of with my password, and I was prompted to give my old password ...
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Can't Authenticate my work gMail — I get right through the OTP dance then it simply fails

I've updated my iMac to Sierra (which is a red-herring, see further update below) and since then reset my work password, so need to re-authenticate via System Prefs > Internet Accounts. We use the ...
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iPhone 6s Authentication Required error will not go away [duplicate]

I recently updated my phone to version 10.1.1, and ever since I have gotten the attached error. i enter my iTunes username and password and I still get the error. I have tried restarting the phone ...
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AppleIDAuthAgent: ### Request GS token for '<private>' start failed: -101

What's the significance of this error? It's showing up in the Console every 15 seconds: error 11:24:07.727949 -0700 AppleIDAuthAgent ### Request GS token for '<private>' start failed: -...
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How to use RADIUS with macOS Server?

We have a Mac Mini Server (macOS 10.12) with Server App (5.2) configured (Open Directory and DNS Server Services active, the network is on static IP). We used to have one Airport Extreme configured ...
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Sign into different third party app accounts

I'd like to be able to sign into different third party apps with separate accounts. Is there a way to force iOS to open a web view instead of switching to the app for sign in? For example, I currently ...
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List apps with access to your Apple ID

Since you can now login to certain OSX/iOS apps using your Apple ID credentials rather than with an application-specific account, is there a way to list all of the apps you have granted access to and ...
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Authenticate with phone instead of password

I understand that what I want is really strange. We have something like shared build server (mac mini, yosemite), which is located in public place in office; basically everybody have physical access ...
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How can I run a shell script with admin privileges from Applescript?

I am writing an Applescript that aims to automate the install (add to root keychain) and 'Always Trust' setting by simply launching the Applescript. I'm stuck with how to get the admin user ...
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How to implement SSO on Mac and IPAD [closed]

We have a web application that uses SSO to authenticate users. On Windows everything works well. Now the question is how to make it work on OSX and IPAD? Is this possible in principle. I don't have ...
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Can't ssh into another mac on same network, wrong password

I've got two macs on my home network, both are enabled for Remote Login. From mac1 I open terminal and enter "ssh mac2.local". I am prompted for the password but the when I try the password I use ...
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How can I reset my user account password on OS X?

My MacBook keeps saying that my password is wrong. I haven't changed it in a year. I have tried to reboot it, but I have no idea how to do it. I have my laptop in recovery mode.
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What are some good two factor methods for logging onto your Mac?

What are some options I can deploy to require users to use multi factor authentication when logging onto their Macs. In the same fashion you use your password and Google Authenticator code to log into ...
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How to not be asked for a password when modifying system files?

I constantly tinker with my system files and other whatnot, and it's a pain to literally type in a password every single time I edit a system file. I am the only user on my computer. Any way to do ...
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iOS 8 CNA not triggering

I'm in the process of implementing a captive access point and when testing with iOS 8, I don't get shown the captive network assistant. When I use Android and BlackBerry, they're able to detect that ...
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How to unlock my new iPad by just sliding to the right?

On my iPad mini, when the screen is locked, I unlock it by just sliding to the right. This is very nice. I want to be able to do the same on my all new iPad Air 2. It seems that the only way to do ...
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How do I get someone else's apple ID off of the iphone 5 [duplicate]

I purchased a used iphone and now I cannot transfer my information to it because it still has the former owner's Apple ID.
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Login or unlock screen on a Mac using an NFC tag?

Does OSX have support for unlocking the screen (or logging in) using a NFC or RFID tag? The ACS ACR122T USB NFC dongle (a PC/SC device) seems to have working OSX drivers, but no software suite for ...
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Safari 'forgets' cookies, iTunes requires authentication 3 times?

I'm having some really odd problems with my new Mac, that I haven't encountered ever before. Every time I restart my iMac, Safari 'forgets' all cookies and stored website data, which means I have to ...
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Run a program/script when the screen is locked or unlocked

Is there a way to run a specified script or program when the screen is locked or unlocked? Ideally a bash function or an AppleScript. Is there an event that I could subscribe to that would allow me ...
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Can Apple Macs bind to two domains in two separate forests?

Is there anyway natively or with third party extension to bind a Mac so that it can search two domains for Authentication? We have two forests each with one domain in them. In Active Directory terms ...
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Logging onto Mac with RFID Cards

I want my users to be able to login to their computers (which are Macs) using RFID or Magnetic Stripe. Can anyone recommend a way to implement this? They all run Mavericks or Yosemite, and it doesn't ...
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How can I get my browser to remember a password it doesn't offer to remember?

In my university internet authentication is required. When i use Macbook to connect to internet the password popup window will be appear. On this window I cannot set it to remember my ID/Password. ...
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Kindle not connecting to iPhone Wifi hotspot

Im trying to connect my Kindle HD to my personal hotspot on my iPhone. I keep getting an authentication problem. How do I fix it?
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Login shows “network accounts unavailable” but I can access server once local user logs in

I am currently setting up a Mac Server using 10.9.1 and have a client also on 10.9.1 When the client boots up I get a popup window next to the Username box that says "Network accounts unavailable" ...
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How to use 802.1X authentication with Edimax EW-7811Un USB Wi-Fii adapter?

Edimax EW-7811Un, Mac OS X, Snow Leopard, 10.6.8. According to the manual, you can use 802.1X tunneled authentication with Windows (it is mentioned e.g. on page 23, EW-7811Un User Manual). However, ...