Questions tagged [password]

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

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Why can’t I update my password setting for the App Store?

I went into “account” then “password settings” but it’s not letting me change settings and I don’t have Touch ID set up
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Resetting a user's password as admin results in 'Password Reset Failed'

I am logged onto a 2013 Macbook Air trying to reset a user's password. This user is not logged in, and is not an admin themselves (they were before, which was revoked). When I reset the user's ...
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Police-panic mode for Apple Watch?

On iPhone you can immediately lock all sensitive information by pressing the side button five times. On Mac you can hold down the power button. What is the equivalent for Apple Watch? Also, since your ...
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pam_tid.so asks for password instead of requesting for fingerprint

I used to use auth sufficient pam_tid.so in the /private/etc/pam.d/sudo file to allow fingerprint authentification when using sudo command. Recently upgraded my NBP for a new M1 under MacOs BigSur (11....
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iPad not accepting Apple ID

For some time now my iPad Air 2 has been pestering me to enter my Apple ID. When I do, I get error "Verification Failed Your Apple ID or password is incorrect". I'm currently using my ...
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After reboot prompted for a password and logged to a different user

something strange happened on my mac and it looks like a serious security/privacy bug. We have two accounts with different passwords (lets call it: primary/secondary) on my Macbook Air 2018 with macOS ...
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External HD FileVaulted [closed]

A friend of mind backup, (not via Time Machine) drag and dropped her files onto an external drive. This drive was password protected and encrypted though Disk Utility. What she thought was the ...
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Migration assistant won't let me use an umlaut in the password for the encrypted time machine backup

I'm trying to restore a mac from a time machine backup. The time machine backup is found but requires a password and it happens to include one of those funny letters with an accent. The usual way to ...
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Reset Mac user password via SSH

I have a local Mac machine with Catalina that I haven't used in a while. I have forgotten the GUI password for the account, but I still can SSH into it because of my public key being on that machine. ...
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Big Sur 11.1 Screen Time Pass Code Field Failing to Appear: App Limit

I am setting up the controls on my child's computer using App Limit in Screen Time. It used to be that you limit certain websites or apps to a number of minutes, and when the time is up, that site or ...
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macOS Big Sur (11.1): How to summon “Unlocking with Apple Watch…” when Mac is locked but not raised from a sleep?

When I wake my Mac from a sleep, I'm always able to unlock it with my linked Watch first. If it's unsuccessful due to any reasons, a prompt appears but in most situation everything works smoothly and ...
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How to move iOS backup password from one Mac to another

I backup my iOS devices to my Mac instead of iCloud, I encrypt them so they are more complete, and I keep the password in my keychain. I got a new Mac. I still have the old Mac and its keychain so I ...
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How do I use lastpass on Safari for macOS Big Sur?

The docs on lastpass did not help. I installed lastpass app, but no lastpass behaviour shows up in safari.
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Macbook Pro stuck on password sign in

I can't log on to my 2011 MacBook Pro. It boots up ok with the chime, then goes to the Apple logo screen, then to the "enter password" screen. There I'm completely stuck as can't get past ...
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iPhone 11 Pro - repeatedly being asked to enter passcode to continue using iCloud?

I recently changed the passcode on my iPhone 11 Pro. About a day after, I started receiving messages saying: “Confirm iPhone Passcode - Confirm your iPhone passcode to keep using iCloud. You ...
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Cannot change admin account password on company-provided laptop

I have a macbook pro running macOS Big Sur 11.1 that was given to me by my former employer. They allowed me to keep the laptop after I left the company. When I try changing my password, I get this ...
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Can't “Click lock to make changes” after update to BigSur

After I updated my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) to BigSur 11.1 something went wrong. I can log in, I can change the admin users password, I can access my keychain and I can run sudo with no issues. ...
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Cannot set up Touch ID, unlock System Preferences, or reinstall Big Sur [2020 Intel MBA i3]

Today I have upgraded my 2020 Intel MacBook Air to Big Sur (11.1). Since upgrading, I am unable to unlock the "lock" in the System Preferences panels that require it (the window "...
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How to import WiFi passwords into KeyChain access from JSON file

I have a JSON file with a few <wifi_name>: <wifi_password> pairs that I would like to import into KeyChain Access. Is it possible to that from a command line? I know it's possible to ...
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Mysterious login/password woes after migrating to Catalina

After migrating to Catalina, login after restart and after change-user feature different users/passwords, please help! I recently set up my new Airbook laptop with a fresh MacOS 10.15.7 and used the ...
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Can you recover a password stored in Apple Remote Desktop?

I have two servers that haven't been touched in ages. Their passwords have been forgotten and I have a Mac where Apple Remote Desktop has saved their passwords. Can I view those saved passwords? I'd ...
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After updating the password, many programs asking me to enter the new password

After updating the password, many programs asking me to enter the new password. How can I get rid of it? And outlook also asked to update something After updating the password, I cannot use Apple ...
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“A password reset request was sent…” System-level phishing?

Over the course of the last two days I have received upwards of ten notifications alerting me that a password reset request was sent from some device. When I go to check my Apple ID email, I see no ...
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Recovery Key is invalid

My iPad 2 has an activation lock for no reason. It still remembers my home wifi network. Two problems arise from here: The email iTune suggests doesn't seem to be the email I use for my Apple account ...
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How do I exit/cancel Mac recovery mode password page?

I had some problems with my work MacBook Air that runs MacOS 10.14.6. I read that it is easy to fix this problem in recovery mode, so I tried to get into recovery mode for the first time. I restarted ...
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Differential diagnosis: source of password error with external HD

I have a LaCie Rugged external HD that has had issues with the password for the disk-level encryption resulting from being formatted in macOS Recovery for use with Time Machine. On a number of ...
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Iphone keep getting “Incorrect Wi-Fi Password”

Something strange happened to my little iphone 6s. This morning, everything was alright, wifi connectiong was perfect. I went on google and searched some info, send 5 photos to a friend through social ...
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When updating the password for an Apple ID, is it then necessary to sign out of and back into FaceTime and iMessage?

I was recently working with a user that decided to change the password for their Apple ID; this was changed directly within iOS. When the change was complete, they were prompted to change the password ...
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Make FileVault password different from user login password?

In macOS Catalina, I want to specifically set a different (and longer) password for unlocking FileVault (e.g. when I first turn my MacBook Pro on) vs. a shorter password to use in more casual contexts ...
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Reset email password

My friend got me a new iPhone. We put the 2 side phones together to start transferring before this I had to change my iCloud password as I forgot it so did that I really thought it was complete so I ...
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Cannot reset password using Apple ID

I got quite the headscratcher here... I'm in a password reset loop. I have been tasked with "fixing" my wife's MacBook. I'm a technical support engineer for SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD on the Windows ...
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Changed DMG password now it won't open

Hardware: Hackintosh running Mavericks. Problem: I had a DMG where I store (stored...) stuff I obviously wanted to keep private, so I unchecked the "Save in my keychain" option. Some weeks ...
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How to change the keyboard language (two languages setup) at login screen on Macbook Air 13?

During login I had two keyboard language options which appeared on the right top corner which I could choose. After reboot, I lost them. How can I get those two keyboard language options again? I ...
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Wiped all disks for Ubuntu installation, but “macOS Recovery over the Internet” still knows my Wi-Fi password

I wiped all disks for Ubuntu installation. The macOS Recovery partition was gone. Decided after half of an year, to install again macOS with macOS Recovery over the Internet If you can't start up ...
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Can't seem to auto-fill username and password in Fluid.app webapp

I would like to use fluidapp.com to make a webapp for me to auto-login to uptodate.com. I've used (and still use) fluidapp for my email and other websites and it saves my password so I don't have to ...
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T2 Chip/Filevault 2 Isn't Asking for Password Before Unlocking System Drive

I have a 2018 Mac Mini with an encrypted system volume that should only be unlockable by a single user. It used to be the case that when I started up my computer I get a brief apple logo then see a ...
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iPad cannot be restored due to 15 min timeout (recovery mode)

I have forgotten my passcode and have tried to restore my iPad(8th 32gb wifi) by this instruction. It reboots after 15 minutes and iTunes on my PC says me "Waiting for Ipad..." or "...
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Where does an iPhone store the number of failed password entries?

Background: Recently I changed my password on my iPhone. I opted for an alphanumeric one for security. However thanks to the likes of FaceId I did not have to re-enter it for a while to the point ...
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Password with £ when using security add-generic-password / find-generic-password

How do I add/retrieve a password that contains £ using security add-generic-password and security find-generic-password? security add-generic-password -a username -s "test" -w abc -U ...
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How can be possible that my MacBook Pro is able to connect, automatically, to a protected wpa2 wifi network without asking any password?

I have two MacBook Pro notebooks (15” mid 2010 and 13” mid 2012); I bought two new ssd disks and new ram modules for upgrading them; I installed on both Catalina (10.15.7) via usb key obviously from ...
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Problem with firmware password

Some days ago, I opened my laptop, it was doing security update. After the update, the login screen appeared and I enter my regular user/password but instead of login it asked the firmware Any idea ...
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How to get access to an admin account without an admin account without losing data

My wife just left me, but changed the password to the admin account on my iMac just to spite me, and I have no way of contacting her. I have a separate managed account for my brother when he was ...
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Accidentally activated firmware lockscreen, how do I go back?

I logged out of my Macbook (pro 2019, Catalina) then after mistyping my password, accidentally hit the “recover password” button (or something along those lines, can’t remember). I do remember my ...
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How to find out when and where backup recovery password was set for iPhone backups?

I had to get my iPhone camera repaired and I had to back it up and erase it so that the repair shop could access the camera app without being able to access my data. After picking it up after the ...
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Is there an auto-login setting for Filevault? (To avoid asking for password)

Is there an auto-login for FileVault? I ask because I think I had this but now I don't: I am now asked for "Disk Password" on startup of my Mac, but didn't used to be. The reason why I think ...
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icloud keychain is turned on but does not suggest passwords

For a while now safari on my iphone (iphone 6s, ios 13) has stopped suggesting strong passwords when I am signing up for new webstites online. iCloud keychain is turned on, however safari will not ...
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Can't use recovery to reset my Mac password

Help, I'm currently having a problem with recovery. The PC won't accept my password (it's actually correct but for some reason, the PC wouldn't accept it so I decided to use recovery to change the ...
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How to delete or track the sign-in information on an iPad?

I have used a couple of Adobe apps on my iPad. Following the first time I logged in to my account, it just remembers the details. I’m not sure if it remembers the password as well since they were just ...
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How to get my passwords out of keychain access (and Firefox) from my CCC backup without a Mac?

My MacBook Pro (running 10.11.6) has a swollen battery, so I shut it down promptly and am sending it in for service. I have an up-to-date backup (a bootable backup) made with CarbonCopyCloner. The ...
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search password with security find-internet-password based on `where`

From the macos terminal, I would like to be able to find an internet password based on the Where field and i cant find a way to do that. From the manual of the security utility , i cant find anything ...

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