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Questions tagged [password]

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

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iPhone seems to be chaching password/credential

My IT department is suspecting that my iPhone is caching some password and/or some other credentials to our work network that causes account lock downs for my work PC (the IT system receives invalid ...
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Exclude admin user from global password policy

I have added a global password policy which enforces password rotation for every 90 days. But there are two types of accounts: User Accounts - Enable Password rotation for 90 days Admin Accounts - No ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to hit “Always Allow” in password prompt?

I noticed that OSX will prompt for a password on certain actions. If I repeat the action, it will prompt me again and this time with an Always Allow option. If I hit Enter it will default to Allow ...
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What is the request to “Confirm Mac Password” about? [duplicate]

Since changing my Mac password I constantly see the message "" in my iCloud settings. What is this for: What does providing this password do? What does not providing this password not to (e.g., are ...
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Why won't my mac remember my keychain username and password when connecting to an SMB network folder on my Windows 10 PC?

I've reached out to Apple and they say I have to reset my keychain to fix this problem but I've done that and even started a new user account on my mac with the same result. Can anyone explain why ...
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Does a normal iTunes backup instead of the iCloud one save the wifi passwords?

In case I restore my phone or change for a brand new.
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With automatic login I got a login screen after power failure, and hitting the return key does't work

I have my computer (Mac Pro running Mojave) set with no administrator password (just hit the return key) and just set up the machine for automatic login. Before I had a chance to restart, we had a ...
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Can't activate my iphone because my I forgot my appleID [duplicate]

I have an old iphone 4. for some reason, I have to activate it. I've been using it for years. So I dunno what's responsible for me having to activate it again, but I can't seem to be able to activate ...
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OS X 10.14: Can't get password hashes

Anybody know why I can't get password hash with this command on 10.14? sudo defaults read /var/db/dslocal/nodes/Default/users/<username>.plist ShadowHashData I need to change admin's password ...
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iPhone - Whats the matter with the Passcode?

I'm just thinking about the passcode to unlock the iPhone. You have to retype the passcode regularly. Winter is coming - so wearing touch-gloves are fine for using the iPhone. To unlock the iPhone, ...
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How do I change the Keychaing password on a used Apple Mac

I bought a used Apple all in one Desktop Computer. I need to know how to change the Keychain password since I don't know it. The man passed away and I purchased it at an auction. Is there anything ...
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Mounting password-protected sparsebundle doesn't ask for password

I have an encrypted, password-protected sparsebundle that I occasionally mount and unmount from the terminal. I want the system to ask for the password every time I mount it, but for some reason it ...
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How to reset device passcode on iPad, as erase procedure doesn't seem to work?

My iPad (2.5yo) has a device passcode that I seem to have forgotten, and only way around seems to be to "erase" the device (by pressing Home and top power button together to hard-reset), but that ...
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Can't change time before password is required after sleep or screen saver starts

I recently upgraded to Mojave on my 2015 MBP. I had the time before password is required after sleep or screen saver begins set at 1 hour which is what it still says in System Preferences but I ...
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Can I Search The Passwords Stored in my Keychain?

I use unique passwords for everything, and most of them I do not write down. I just let Keychain manage them. As I'm sure you know, "i hacked your email, give me $800 in bitcoin" emails are all the ...
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After installing Mojave, my previous username/password combination does not work

I just installed Mojave on my MacBookAir, and now my username/password (under Yosemite) are not accepted. I called Apple support and they told me to restart and immediately push down command-r giving ...
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How to harden user/login password?

In High Sierra or Mojave, is it possible to harden our login password so that the hash is more difficult to crack? I'm not a crypto person, but can we increase the iterations, transforms, hashing algo ...
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How to harden user/login password?

In High Sierra or Mojave, is it possible to harden our login password so that the hash is more difficult to crack? I'm not a crypto person, but can we increase the iterations or hashing algo strenth ...
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check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'PASSWORD(“newpass”)'

I'm using Mysql 8.0.12 version and I am currently facing a problem and I can't solve it even with the references around the internet. I have this error on phpmyadmin . By the I'm using High Sierra 10....
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Cracking hashes for MacOS passwords

I've followed practically all the tutorials on cracking hashes for a macOS password, but I've come up empty handed. I've ultimately come up with this hash: Admin:$ml$28169$...
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Macbook pro won't start after update to Mojave

I've just updated my 2012 MacBook Pro to macOS Mojave but it won't boot (the caps lock light won't turn on and off.) So I've try to hold CMD+R during the boot but it asks me for a password, but I don'...
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iCloud keeps insisting my iPhone passcode is incorrect. It's not. How do I convince it?

Trying to get an old Mac back up and running. Frustratingly it recognizes my iPhone, but doesn't acknowledge the passcode. I changed the passcode on the iPhone, but the new one won't work either. What ...
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How to turn off Find My iPad without Apple ID password or security questions? [duplicate]

I have a previously school-owned iPad that I would like to restore but in order to do that I need to turn off 'Find my iPad.' I can't figure out my Apple ID password to do this and I can't reset it ...
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Facebook problem

My iPad, which I've been using daily for the past 3 years, all of a sudden is asking for my Facebook password constantly. I first noticed that one of my games would not connect to Facebook. It ...
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Don't get password prompt when ssh-ing from fedora

I can ssh successfully with password from one mac running Yosemite to another, but when I try to use password authentication for ssh from fedora to either Yosemite system, I never get a password ...
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Cannot uncheck “Require password” in System Preferences>Security & Privacy

I've upgraded to Mojave and ever since I can't uncheck "Require password" or change the timing from "immediately" to something else in System Preferences>Security & Privacy. More precisely: it let'...
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Move Wifi passwords from one mac to another

A little bit of background here. I previously had High Sierra installed on my Macbook Air, but for some reason, at one point when I tried to boot up my mac, it showed a folder with a question mark ...
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How to find the hashed password from the 32 character password keychain shows me?

I have a 32 character password that keychain access has shared with me, it's 28 uppercase letters and numbers combined, and 4 "-" symbols. Can I retrieve the hashed password that is the actual ...
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Apple wants to make changes

I get a persistent pop-up window that states: Apple wants to make changes. (See pic below) Before I mindlessly press OK, I'd like to know what the action is about. Can anyone suggest how I might ...
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Can't save password to established gmail account on iPad iOS 9

I've got more than one gmail account, but on one account the mail app began demanding my password but then won't save it. I tried deleting and reading the account but after deleting was unable to ...
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MAC High Sierra password stopped working

This happened today, and I am writing this in case someone else have the same issue. I have a corporate MAC, have separate password for Corporate and local password for the MAC. Everything was fine, ...
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Ipad Mini Not Restoring?

The pass-code has been entered incorrectly on my Ipad so many times that a screen showed up saying: Ipad is Disabled. Connect to Itunes I have tried two methods to restoring the Ipad. Connect the ...
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Not able to store Wi-Fi network passwords in keychain

A few years back I gave my laptop in to fix a charging problem, and though that was resolved pretty easily, when I got it back I seemed to be having problems with logging on to Wi-Fi. What happens is, ...
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LastPass on Safari not autofilling if auto fill is unchecked

I'm trying to migrate from Chrome to Safari and I'm having trouble with the LastPass extension. What is annoying me is Safari always asking me to save my passwords in its own password storage ...
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Unable to verify email account name/ password - is this effected by 2 stage verification?

I changed my email password as I had forgotten it (hotmail address) and when I was renewing it asked me to setup 2 stage verification. My email worked for 12 hours (i received emails) then stopped - ...
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schedule to wake up and power-on

I set the computer to wake up at 4:45 AM, I have a script scheduled to run at 4:50 AM to play wake up music. However, this morning, it didn't work as I intended. It seems that the machine wake it up ...
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How do I find my MacBook Pro password? [duplicate]

I have a new MacBook Pro 2017, running OS 10.13.6 and I am afraid to shut down because I don't remember my password. How do I find it or make a new one?
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iPhone 6 Google and Gmail

I have suddenly encountered a problem with google and Gmail on my iPhone 6, when trying to access Gmail it keeps telling me to place password in settings. When I do try to insert new password it will ...
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When I type it shows some weird symbols

I haven't used my MacBook Air since last January. When I tried to login recently it shows my password was incorrect. I was sure that I typed the correct password. At last, I decided to reinstall macOS....
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“To continue using iCloud, confirm your new Mac password” keeps crashing

I recently changed my Mac password, and a System Preferences notification comes up, asking me to "confirm Mac password to continue using iCloud": However, when I click Continue, all that happens is a ...
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How to decrypt shared WiFi passwords?

With the introduction of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, a new feature was added: Sharing WiFi Passwords. This awesome and convenient feature comes with one draw back: The passwords are stored in ...
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Where are Wi-Fi passwords stored?

Are encrypted Wi-Fi passwords stored in /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.airport.preferences.plist? If yes, which string? I know we can view wireless passwords using the Keychain ...
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Mysterious keychain modifications

Earlier today I noticed that a bunch of wifi passwords in the keychain on my laptop had been modified. These are all networks that I've not logged into for months and are all protected by the ...
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Eservererror MacOS High Sierra Singer User Mode creating new admin or setting new password

I have just installed MacOS High Sierra and it asks me to put in the password when I switch on the computer. The problem is that I have never had any password: the previous OS version would allow me ...
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What data is accessible after resetting administrator password with FileVault enabled?

I just broke into my boyfriend laptop and reset his password. I'm afraid that he do the same to my laptop. Will he gain access to my notes and browser bookmarks if he resets my password and FileVault ...
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Mac freezes after entering login password

My Mac starts up normally, but when I enter my password on the login screen, it freezes with a spinning beachball. I am unable to access it due to this problem. How do I resolve this issue?
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Locked out of Apple ID

I changed my Apple ID password sometime in the last year. I don't really remember the password, since I use Touch ID almost exclusively. I wanted to enter the password on my computer, and could not ...
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Weird Password/iCloud stuff going on - baffled. “This is impossible.”

I've had some weird stuff going on in the last few days. On Wednesday, I was listening to a Podcast on my iPhone. This one is rated "E" for explicit. I was about 5 minutes from the end, when I ...
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How to disable Password Prompt for select apps

How can I disable administrator password requirement for select apps, for example the app "Mac DaddyX" will not require a password to be entered to operate the desired function (in my case... changing ...
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Change password for iCloud keychain / prevent it from being unlocked with computer password

I use iCloud Keychain across iOS devices and my MacBook Pro. I recently discovered that on my Mac I can access the passwords stored in the iCloud keychain simply with my (admin) login credentials. Is ...