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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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How can I stop MacOS 10.14.4 Safari from automatically logging me in when I select a password?

When I go to a site that has a password saved and I select the password, Safari attempts to log me in immediately. However, this completely breaks functionality on some websites (ex adding accounts to ...
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macOS: Setting up an administrative account from a user account without admin password

I need to get administrative privileges from a standard user account. I am using macOS Sierra 10.12.6. I have six accounts on my MacBook for me and my family. One of them is administrative and the ...
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iOS 12.1.4 : Lost keychain passwords after signing out from Apple ID

I have an iPhone 7 running iOS 12.1.4. Today, I just randomly signed out from my Apple ID. Then I again signed in using my Apple ID and received all my pictures and videos back from iCloud. But I lost ...
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How do I get Apple to accept my account passwords?

My Mac has started asking for passwords to several of my (non-Apple) accounts (listed in Settings > Accounts), which until recently have been working fine. Entering these passwords (for several ...
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Forgot Password After Amnesia

I need to connect my 2012 iMac back to the internet. I had it shipped back to my parent's house (completely different state from where I had it) after I had a motor vehicle accident while working for ...
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Renamed /etc folder. I can't login anymore

I did a silly thing by renaming the /etc folder. I was asked for the admin password to change the folder's name. But it's not possible to rename it back to /etc. As if my password was wrong. I assume ...
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Admin password not working for sudo?

I've been trying to run this command in the terminal: $ sudo rm -ri ~/.Trash However after being prompted to type in my password (which I believe it needs to be the admin's password) and after ...
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Mojave 10.14.4 update causes mail passwords not to work

After 10.14.4 my hotmail and ntlworld mail accounts will not login. Have checked passwords and theses are the same ones that still work on the iPad and iPhone . But re-entering on iMac says "unable to ...
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How can you clear a Mac without access to the admin account (firmware password enabled, unknown)

I have a late 2009 Mac running High Sierra and I recently acquired it from my girlfriend who said it belonged to her father. Her father has since passed, taking the passwords with him, so I'm not sure ...
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Keychain does not sync all Keychain items across devices

The Keychain application on my Macbook only syncs the "iCloud Keychain" items with my other Apple devices, which I guess is somewhat the point of "iCloud Keychain", specifically the passwords that are ...
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Stuck in Windows with no firmware password

A little while ago I used Boot Camp in macOS to get into Windows on my Macbook Pro 2017, and now am stuck in Windows because I don't have the firmware password to get back in. Since this a school ...
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Mac asking for username and password on starting up

I am running MacOS High Sierra on a Macbook air and this is the screen that usually comes up on booting. The mac starts up after typing the right password. From yesterday after restarting, after ...
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Encrypted forgot password NO Recovery Key

I forgot my password to my Macbook Pro and I dont have the recovery key. I dont ever remember putting my computer on FileVault lock...to the point well forgot my password. I need help :'( I have ...
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Unknown Admin Password on New/Used IMac 2011

How do you Change the Administrator User Name and Password if you can not see it on the users list and do not know the previous one?
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Force Strong Password Generation

Is there any way to prompt iOS to generate a password when it doesn't detect a New Password/Change Password field?
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I have never seen this “Sign in…” message before downloading

I Am wondering why I am getting the message [above] all of the sudden. As far as I know I am already signed in. Why is this message being displayed, rather than the one similar to the one in the 2nd ...
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Apple ID locked - reset password

So my son forgot the password of email and Apple ID password. When we go to reset, after we enter the Apple ID, it says it will send instructions by email to ****@icloud.com He can't get in his email ...
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How to tell the difference between a legitimate Apple request for my password, and an app phishing attempt?

If an app pops up a modal that looks just like the Apple password request modal, how can I tell the difference? https://krausefx.com/blog/ios-privacy-stealpassword-easily-get-the-users-apple-id-...
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Should I change my password if I see an iOS popup that someone tried to login from an unrecognized city?

An iOS a popup just occurred that says someone tried to login from a city I do not recognize. In the past, I have changed my password when this has happened - but despite using a unique, multi-...
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Should my child know their Family Account Apple Id password?

My 8-year old child's iPad it logged in with their child's family account under family sharing. I am using a Parental Passcode to restrict access. It seems that (according to Apple Support, a '...
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After apple id login change iPad wants password to old iCloud login I don't have

I updated my apple login a couple of years ago when I changed email addresses. Recently started using an old iPad not used since the email and login was updated. Changed the apple id login in settings ...
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Managing iCloud Keychain Accounts on iOS

How do you do this? On macOS, once you enable iCloud Keychain, all of your accounts get listed in the Internet Accounts System Preferences Pane. Active ones and inactive ones. So on any given Mac, ...
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iphone 6s freezing; passwords

my iphone 6s plus has been freezing on me randomly and frequently. i have the most current ios. this was happening before the latest ios upgrade. i tried both soft and hard restarts. then i did a "...
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How to enable Norton virus updates without requiring OSX admin password? (El Capitan)

I have elderly parents who are regularly confused and frustrated by prompts "from Norton" for their Norton id and password. They are not prompts from Norton, they are prompts from Mac OSX, telling ...
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Trouble logging into macOS

When I left my MacBook Pro for a minute, it closed out, which is normal. But, when I returned, it refused to accept my password to my regular administrator account. So I clicked on Guest User to see ...
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Password to Join FaceTime Call

I am conferencing a few friends over FaceTime video in the near future and would like to add a fun feature to the call. I want that as I call my friends and they accept the call, they are greeted with ...
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How can I set a file password for a Numbers file with AppleScript?

Is it possible to activate the password protection (that is available in the file menu, like described here) of a Numbers file via AppleScript? And if yes, how? As an alternative: could this be done ...
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Sharing the Wi-Fi Password with Both iOS and macOS devices Under the Same Apple ID? [closed]

Sharing the Wi-Fi Password with both iOS and macOS devices under the Same Apple ID is not available for me. I can share the the Wi-Fi password with other person if we if we are registered in the phone ...
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find vnc client password

I am running a vncserver 6.2.1 on macOS 10.10.5. I'm running the client on Ubuntu. I'd like to automatically login from ubuntu to my macos machine. I've found you can automatically login from the ...
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Does turning lock screen passcode off disable iCloud password saving?

I'm not an iOS user myself, but my mother has an iPad and iPhone, and I'm the family tech support (I've been a software engineer for almost 40 years). Her iPhone frequently asks for her iCloud ...
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Passwords in Chrome

I forgot one of my passwords stored in Chrome. When I navigate to the page Chrome offers to auto-fill it in. I need to know the password. I checked Settings, it says View and manage saved passwords ...
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How to find lost Safari password on iPhone

I need to know how to access a password that I lost on my iPhone. The password was saved using Safari but for some odd reason I can no longer access those passwords
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Mac OS network password change syncs partially

In the company I work we use a Network Account Server. Every 3 months we have to change the password. My machine behaves weirdly at every restart. When the login screen comes, my current password does ...
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Forgot administrator username and password MacBook Pro [duplicate]

I got a MacBook Pro and I forgot my administrator username and password and I can't log in into my account. If I use my guest account I can't log in into my iCloud because it is asking me for my ...
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Manually added keychain password not showing on Mac

I have a website I previously logged into using iCloud Keychain that has changed its domain/URL. I can still log in by using "other passwords" and finding the old domain, however this isn't ideal. I ...
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sharingd keychain

sharingd keychain sharingd is currently asking for my password in keychain "my second key chain". If I understand correctly I should be able to pass the key to the keychain "login" and not being ...
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Too many dots in Safari password fields

Safari 12.0.1 (14606.2.104.1.1) / macOS Mojave 10.14.1 (18B75) / both Mac Mini late 2018 and macBookAir late 2018. Each time I type a character in a password field, instead of being displayed as a ...
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Lost restriction passcode

I have forgotten both my iTunes backup password and my iPhone's restriction passcode. How can I recover my restriction passcode without wiping my iPhone?
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Is my Apple Id under attack, and how do I fix it?

So I got an e-mail from Apple which says: You recently requested a password reset for your Apple ID. To complete the process, click the link below. Reset now > If you didn’t make this change or ...
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Why did Apple decide to lock my account and force me to change the password?

A few days ago I got a message on my Mac that my Apple account was locked and I had to change my password. I did that, but ever since then, using Apple products has become a nightmare. I have Mac, ...
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Unable to launch iOS app without entering Apple ID password

I just encountered a case where launching a pre-installed app in iOS asks for my Apple ID password. If I choose not to the enter the password, the app is minimized. Here's what I am encountering. I ...
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Reset admin password without the old password

I am trying to reset the admin password through command line. Below command used to work till High Sierra: sudo dscl . -passwd /Users/admin new_password But on Mojave it throws an error saying: ...
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unable to enter password on terminal for sudo [duplicate]

I am trying to disable the crypto token for apple so I can use my DoD CAC. In terminal I enter sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.security.smartcard DisabledTokens -array com....
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Looking for a notes app or password manager that is accessible only at certain times of the day [duplicate]

I am on a Mac OS High Sierra So basically I have an app locker device (to prevent myself from opening certain apps). However, I also need to somehow put away the password for that app locker or else ...
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what happens if an Apple ID is never authenticated?

Allan says that something smells rotten about the account, that something, somewhere, must be compromised. Is that an absolute? That, in order to create an Apple ID, that the e-mail must be ...
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How to contact Apple if somebody has created an AppleID using an email address of mine.

Before you downvote this question consider that I'm not the first to run into Apple's odd recursive authentication loop. Frustrated Apple User sums it up as: So Apple could do nothing and this guy ...
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Password protect WhatsApp iOS app

I’d like to place a passcode over the WhatsApp iOS app. So that when the app is opened, it does not launch right away, but rather asks for passcode verification first.
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Safari created a strong password but did not remember it

On a website I tried to change my login password. After typing it in once, Safari replaced it in both input fields with a generated strong password. In the menu on the bottom I tried to select “other ...
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Safari Password Cache?

On my iPhone I use Safari to log into my twitter account (I don't have the app on my phone). When I'm done I log out of twitter, so I'm very often using Safari's password saving ability. I also use ...
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How to recover Apple account login when 2-step authentication without Apple device?

I remember my Apple ID and password but not security questions so I cannot recover my account, since I do not have my iPad and not my iPhone anymore. I processed Apple iForgot many times but they do ...