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Mount network device from login-script without entering password or using sudo? [duplicate]

In Finder you can cmd-k and mount a network device just clicking Ok a few times, without manually entering a password, if the device is known and its login details are stored in Keychain. Can this be ...
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2019 MacBook Pro Intermittently Rejects Login Password, Requires Apple ID Reset

I'm experiencing a persistent issue with my 2019 MacBook Pro running the latest macOS. Every 1-3 months, my system fails to recognize my login password. To regain access, I have to use my Apple ID to ...
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How do bulk update outdated passwords in iCloud Keychain?

In the past, I moved to using Bitwarden, because Chrome stopped natively supporting iCloud Keychain and I needed something that would work on all devices. Now I'm using Arc Browser, which does seem to ...
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How can I reset my apple ID on all my devices synchronously?

I am running Sonoma 14.5 on a macBook Pro, Macbook Air M2, iOS 17.5.1 & mac Pro Monterey 12.7.5. I am consistently be asked to change my apple ID password. How can I force change it ...
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Does Apple's new Password Manager work with 2FA QR codes? [closed]

Today I use Dashlane's family plan, which suits me well, but it comes with a cost. I read in the announcement that Apple's password manager supports QR codes, which makes me understand that it's ...
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Unable to reset local admin account password

I have an iMac (Late 2014 27" Retina 5K, macOS 11.7.10) in need of password recovery. The user knows their Apple ID credentials, but when following the reset option using their Apple ID, their ...
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Time Machine OSStatus-Error 80 (English)

I deleted MacBook Pro's disk, reinstall of Sonoma, Time Machine Backup is on a Synology DS My Time Machine Backups are password protected with the mechanism used by MacOS or Time Machine itself. I ...
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How to set MacOS Sonoma password that was accidentally set to blank

I was delivered a MacStudio for work. It runs MacOS Sonoma 14.1.1. Our IT technician set up a password for me on it and asked me to change it. I went to change it but accidentally left the new ...
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I forgot my phones passcode and got locked out from my iPhone 13 and forgot my iCloud password and lost recovery key how can I reset my Apple ID?

How can I recover my recovery key from my iCloud account? I locked myself out from my iPhone 13 and recently found my iPhone 8 that I was still logged into. Unfortunately it doesn’t allow me to make ...
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Resetting Mac to factory setting - Override Admin username and password

When my old job closed shop, I was given my old Mac laptop to keep. It is running Catalina. I like to reset it to factory setting but it requires administrator log in info which I do not have. Is ...
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Internal Keyboard Acting Strange Locking me Out

Typing this on a phone. My 2020 MacBook Air’s internal keyboard is not working properly. The keys I, K, Z, 8, and , don’t work. What’s even stranger is that Function keys at the top (like the one that ...
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Disable/reset screen time passcode (account without AppleID)

I've got a Macbook Pro running MacOS 12.7.4 Monterey with two local accounts: user and admin, both without an AppleID. The user account has a screen time passcode set that I forgot. The official ...
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How to choose a password storage strategy between windows spreadsheet and an iPhone?

Consider someone with an iPhone. Passwords are saved in a spreadsheet that is only on a Windows computer. Chrome is installed on the iPhone but mainly Safari us used. The solution mainly needs to be ...
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How can we shorten the delay when resetting the Apple ID password?

My daughter forgot her Apple ID password. We started the process of resetting from her iPad (her only apple device). They sent a code to her e-mail, and another one to my telephone (trusted phone ...
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How do you trigger a CSV export of iCloud Passwords from the command line?

Since macOS Monterey, you can export your iCloud passwords to CSV through the 'Export All Passwords' action in System Preferences > Passwords. Is there a way to trigger this export from a script or ...
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how can I require macOS user password before mounting a USB device to the mac?

How can I require macOS user password before mounting a USB device to the mac? I don't mind that all USB devices need the same password to mount. I had a thought that this would improve security, that ...
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Clear all browsing data in Safari

In Edge, Chrome, Firefox, I can clear all browsing data which lets me delete everything, including history, cache, cookies, site permissions, page zoom, passwords, form data, etc, all in one click. ...
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Terminal will not accept password after removing Extension Settings from touchbar

I wanted to remove Extension Settings, which I intensely dislike, from the Touch Bar, and found the excellent answer to Removing "Configure in: Extensions Settings" from Quick Actions on ...
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Can I backup only the iPhone keychain?

I need to be able to backup my keychain separately from the normal backup process. My core issue is that I have forgotten/lost my iPhone backup password. I want to be able to create usable backups ...
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How to set a new iPhone Backup Password for new backups

Unfortunately, I have lost/forgotten the password for my old iPhone backups. I understand that I cannot access any old backups without having the password to those backups, but I want to be able to ...
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Request password to open Documents folder of another user account

There are two administrator accounts on my Mac. Both are for my own use and both are password protected. When I try to open the Documents folder of the second account from the first one, it is not ...
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Avoid having to enter password for updates of app on child's account

When I update App Store apps on an iPad using my child's account, I'm each time asked to enter the password for the account. Is there anyway to avoid this? I don't see the reason why app updates would ...
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Is it possible to recover iCloud without the email [duplicate]

I lost my iPhone iCloud since I changed my device to Android but I can't even remember the iCloud email now
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Acquire an image of the hard disk from the outside

I need to take a dd image of a MacBook (Model A2179) 's hard disk. I have no way to recover the password to access the system and I want to acquire an image of the main hard disk for forensic purposes....
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Boot a live OS from external usb drive on a Silicon M1 [duplicate]

I need to take a dd image of a MacBook (Model A2179) EMC 3302 hard disk. I have no way to recover the password to access the system, so I was going to live boot something like puppy or ubuntu to dd ...
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Error recovering MacBook login password: “There was an error communicating with iCloud”

I forgot my Apple MacBook Pro M2 password yesterday (running on MacOS Sonama) and after multiple tries, I tried to recover using recovery options provided by apple. After following all the steps ...
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How-To export all "Keychain Access" passwords into plain text / search for specific (compromised) passwords [duplicate]

How-To export all "Keychain Access" passwords into plain text. I wish to search for specific passwords, because some of my passwords were leaked. I did a web search and found Import and ...
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ssh-agent asks for passphrase on reboot even with AddKeysToAgent and UseKeychain enabled

I have the following configuration in ~/.ssh/config: Host * AddKeysToAgent yes UseKeychain yes IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_ed25519 I have a single SSH private key and I've even tried adding it ...
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Preventing "WSJ" iPhone keychain access / Apple ID attack [closed]

The Wall Street Journal has identified a novel form of bank password theft, that targets iPhones. https://www.wsj.com/video/series/joanna-stern-personal-technology/an-iphone-thief-explains-how-he-...
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Change Mac password not login password

My company has setup some MS crap to handle user accounts on the Mac. Via this frontend I updated my password. Problem is that this only changes my login password. The Mac password itself is still the ...
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How can I get my iCloud ID password reset? [duplicate]

So last week I bought a new iphone15, and the sales clerk at the phone store encouraged me to make a quick “throw away” iCloud ID for in store setup, since as he said, “I could just change it later.” ...
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Are Keychain Passwords Stored in iCloud by Default?

Are Keychain passwords stored in iCloud by default? If so is there a way to disable iCloud Keychain without having to sign-in to iCloud. I have NOT signed into iCloud on the Mac I am using. Was going ...
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Viewing login attempts on an iOS device

Is there a way to access a log of login attempts on an iOS device? I'm specifically looking for the following: When was the function activated for the first time? Dates and time that the device has ...
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How Can I Copy Keychain Local Items From Old Mac to New Mac Without iCloud?

How Can I Copy Keychain Local Items From Old Mac to New Mac Without iCloud? Copied Keychains from old Mac to new Mac but unfortunately the Local Items did not copy over. After a bit of searching it ...
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Prompt for password for encrypted root partition on every boot

I have a MacBook Air A2681 13" and I'd like to disable the auto unlock on the root partition so it prompts for a password on every boot before unlocking the root partition, loading the OS and ...
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Are iCloud passwords and iCloud Keychain separate?

I've seen people refer to iCloud Passwords as 'Keychain' but I am unsure if it's the same as what we see when you open 'Keychain Access' on macOS. Years back I ran into an issue where my keychain was '...
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Hey there I’m sorry to bother but I need some help with my other appl iPhone ID password.the thing is the number is no longer active and I email [duplicate]

Can anyone help me change my password on my other iPhone I forgot my Apple ID password and I’m no longer using the email even the phone number is not active
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How do I bypass password in Ubuntu on A1224

I was given an A1224 iMac for my 5-8th grade students. The previous owner said he could not remember the password. It has Ubuntu on it. When I hit alt at boot up it shows one drive. I click on the ...
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How do I set up separate verification codes in Passwords for two sites with a shared domain?

I'm trying to set up Verification Codes in Apple's Passwords for two sites that share a domain (top-level and second-level) but with different subdomains. But Passwords seems not to allow this. For ...
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Cannot switch to root after applying Account Policies

After running the following script, that applies some Account Policies I have lost the access to root account. I took the script from Git Executing command sudo su - Resulting in request of an old ...
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How to securely manage SSH passphrases via keychain?

Recently I had a long time mitigating possible risks occured due to malware I got on my Mac. Now I wiped the system and trying to figure out how to set up it in such way that when similar situation ...
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Can't set password for Mac internet sharing over Wi-Fi

I'm trying to host my Mac's internet connection to my other devices. But I can't set the password, nor I can't change my Wi-Fi host name from Wi-Fi Settings panel. I'm trying to change and click "...
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One of our Apple TV 4K devices does not permit speaking the characters when entering a password

Title says it all. We have two Apple TV 4K devices. One of them lets us speak each character of a password when in a password data-entry screen. The other Apple TV 4K does not. Is there some way to ...
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Can I create missing keychain entries?

The Mail app on a MacOSX 10.15 system keeps asking for entering the mail account's password. Gmail is working, the other accounts are not. There is a keychain entry for the Gmail account. There are no ...
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How do I find the password for my "Local Items" keychain?

I'm looking through passwords in Keychain Access, but some of them are prompting me for a password for a keychain I'm not familiar with. How do I find the password for my "Local Items" ...
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Safari 17.0 clear history command deletes passwords in keychains

Since the Safari 17.0 update under Ventura 13.6, I noticed a problem with the "Clear history" menu command. When clearing history with the "all history" option, Safari asks for a ...
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Does iCloud password extension for Chrome work?

I have a couple of sites that I connect to on Chrome on my Mac and when I go to the logon screen, I get the following pop-up: Enable Password AutoFIll Click the toolbar button to enable the iCloud ...
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No Fingerprint (=Touch ID) after some time with a paired Bluetooth keyboard / mouse set. How to get the fingerprint feature back without a restart? [duplicate]

After working with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse set for some time, my iPad will often drop the fingerprint feature. That does not stop me from working with it since I can enter the password instead. ...
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Checkmark for switching Apple-ID password on icloud.com

I have a little question which hopefully some of you can answer me. You can switch your Apple-ID password in different ways. One for example is on the device settings itself or via webbrowser on any ...
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Force ipad to ask Apple ID password when install new software

I understand it’s convenient to avoid entering a password when using app store. For parental control purpose, how can I enforce the use of apple id password when using the app store every time?
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