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 do I allow specific (uncodesigned) programs to access certain keychain items without password?

I use the python keyring module to interact with with macOS Keychain, and I got a prompt to enter my login password to allow access (which I always click "Always Allow") every time I run my ...
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Admin account sudo code asking for password in Applescript

I'm trying to create an Applescript that COMPLETELY removes the user from having to set up an admin account AND with full access to the disk (on macbooks/macbook pros). The newly created admin account ...
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Can I integrate location manager and Security Preferences?

I would like to integrate location manager and Apple preferences so that the time to require a password after sleep or screensaver is 1 minute when I am traveling but 4 hours when I am at home. Is ...
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Keychain problems following Recovery Mode

On macOS Sierra (10.12.6). Last week, an installed application (XAMPP) tried to access my keychain upon launch (which it always does), but (for reasons still unknown) the correct password was rejected....
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I have a password problem with my iMac OSX 2007 desktop

I just recently bought a iMac OSX 2007 desktop from someone online. She does not have the password. It is password protected and I’ve been trying to figure out how to do a factory reset to reset the ...
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KeyChain asks for Touch ID and password multiple times

Whenever I need to view some WiFi password, KeyChain requests me to enter Touch ID, then it asks to input user login/password, and sometimes (when I don't use it for a long time) it requests for login/...
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MacBook Pro 2020 M1 Big Sur not accepting the right password

I am sure that I am typing the right password but my computer doesn't accept it. Mac doesn't show forget reset your password. When opening in Recovery Mode it doesn't show the startup disk. And when ...
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If I'm using password manager provided by Apple on my iPhone, what would happen if I lose that iPhone?

I just realized something, so I'm curious to know the answer. I bought an iPhone and seem to like the password manager that is built into it. I set up all my email passwords (Gmail and all) in it, as ...
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AppleScript to guess notes app password

I accidentally set a password on my notes app and I have no idea what it could be. I was hoping to write some code to just brute force guess at it using AppleScript. I really don’t have a ton of ...
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iCloud extension in Chrome asks for a code to be entered... where?

I hope this is the right sub... I have installed iCloud on my Win11 PC, and downloaded the iCloud Passwords Extension for Chrome. Every time I am asked for a password in Chrome, a box appears with a ...
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Can i remove Guest Account completely in Terminal or add a password when logging in even with FileVault enabled?

I have a Macbook Pro, with MacOS Montery Version 12.1 Just wondering if there is a way to either completely delete the Guest Account option on my Mac, not just turning it off, through Terminal maybe? ...
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Why did my password-protected MacBook unlock immediately after waking?

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro that is set up to require password to unlock immediately after sleep or screensaver begins. Well, I opened it up this morning after having it closed all night and it ...
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Gave Apple SSD disk password after selling. Is my security compromised?

I follow steps 4, 7 and 8 (I think...) here for a Macbook Pro 13 Late 2013 in order to sell it. I would like to know if my security is compromise for not doing steps 5, 6 and possibly 8. Asking since ...
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Can I reset my firmware password manually or using third party tools? [duplicate]

i forgot my firmware password on my macbook air 2013,i was tempting to replace my .efi file, but online articles says its too risks my machine can be corrupted forever. any idea on how i can solve ...
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Cannot wipe iPad

I have an iPad with another user still logged into iCloud with their Apple ID. That person has left the company and cannot remember her Apple ID password. She has tried resetting her Apple ID password ...
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Creating a new folder or pasting a file into shared network folder macOS asks for username and password

I am using macOS and facing an issue when trying to create a new folder or pasting a file into the particular folder located on a shared network server. A popup window occurs and asks for a username ...
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SQL Server Download Docker Issue for Mac

I am trying to download SQL Server on Mac and when I type, sudo docker pull mcr.microsoft.com/mssql/server:2019-latest into the terminal, I get prompted to put in a password. I have tried numerous ...
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How does iPhone encryption work?

I am trying to figure out how iPhone encryption works on iPhone 7. From my understanding there are 2 scenarios: Encryption is active by default (even without a lock screen password) and the encryption ...
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"Use Strong Password" autofill does not meet webpage's password criteria: Is there a way I can change Keychain's autofill suggestion?

Keychain suggested autofill password does not meet webpage's password requirement. Is there a way I can change the criteria of the autofill password feature to meet the requirements? The password does ...
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Disable/Lengthen FileVault 2 recovery key

Can I use FileVault 2 without a recovery key? If not, can I disable decryption via the recovery key? Otherwise, can I implement a longer recovery key? Reasoning: I use passwords that are at least ...
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Is there a way to add subdomains or different domains for one iCloud Keychain entry?

I have my passwords stored on ICloud via KeyChain the thing is it has different entries for something like: account.mywebsite.com and yet another one for the very same account only on the address: ...
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Mac wifi network is spinning and won't prompt for password

I want to connect to a password-protected wifi network at a co-working space. I chose the network and typed in a password but mistyped it. Understandably, it didn't connect. But I figured I'd be able ...
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Monterey's password manager in Firefox/other apps

How do I use the new Monterey password manager when I want to log in to a website in Firefox? I don't want to go to the System Preferences to look up the password, I want that it automatically pops up ...
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Mac Mini refuses my password even if its the correct one

As I wanted to keep my data more secure, I decided to change my admin password (my only account). I wrote my password on a piece of paper too (new passwords are easily forgotten). I try to connect ...
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M1 brute force protection, password complexity

What protection does the M1 SoC have against an attacker attempting to brute force the login password of a macOS user? What password complexity should be enough to stop an attacker from brute forcing ...
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Preview automatically password protects PDF when saving

I experienced a behaviour I've never seen before when opening, editing and saving a PDF today. As soon as save the PDF with Preview the file will be password protected, and I cannot open it again. I'...
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Mac in endless loop of keychain prompts

This has occurred a couple of times in the last week. The Mac (Monterey 12.1) will unexpectedly prompt for the local keychain password for a process. Whether I hit ESC or enter the password and ...
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How to enter a Mac system password in Terminal if you don't have one [duplicate]

I am trying Terminal for the first time. I have entered a properly coded command and Terminal is asking for a password. I don't have a Mac system password, so I have pressed Enter, but that doesn't ...
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how do I get my password prompt back?

I recently installed a password manager and since then, Safari no longer prompts me to use saved passwords when signing in to websites etc. I have turned the password manager extension off but Safari ...
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Stop 1Password from asking to save username and password after login

Every time I log in somewhere in Safari, I get the following pop-up from 1Password. Create New | Update Existing 1Password - Save Login Would you like to save the username and password for this site ...
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Search Password Change Logs for Specific User?

Is there any way to check all password change logs for one specific user? Someone changed my user password and I could get my user back through the appleID and terminal password reset using safe mode. ...
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Why does MacBook Pro 12.1 Monterey drop characters during password input?

After wakeup from sleep, one user on a multiuser system is selected. When a password is prompted, MacBook loses several characters of a 6 character password. Upon attempting to carefully type the ...
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what is the logic behind not requiring admin password for adding login items on macOS?

I've recently installed steam by just copying app folder to applications and was surprised to discover that app automatically added to login items after first run. I didn't expect that to happen. It ...
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Password not recognized after Apple servicing

After coming back from the Apple center my Mac does not recognize the password. When I try to change it through AppleID, my Mac does not manage to connect to iCloud’s server. Tried to reset it through ...
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Wait time for resetting Apple Id account

Recently, I tried the account recovery process of AppleID, which I had logged in. I had forgotten the password, and the recovery option was the last resort. I tried resetting the password by using a ...
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Connecting Time Machine to a server: "Your password on the server X needs to be changed."

I am trying to reconnect Time Machine to a backup server. It was used for Time Machine in the past. After entering my credentials, I get the following error: Your password on the server “server” ...
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Why is encrypted volume asking for password on first run only?

MacBook Pro running macOS Catalina. I have a “QuitAllApps.app” automation that quits all open apps, including an encrypted .DMG volume that is opened with different automation. After working great for ...
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Enter password on macOS when smart card is available

I have a Yubikey with PIV enabled and paired with my MacBook. I also use Touch ID to unlock when available. But Touch ID requires the password to re-enable from time to time (e.g. not unlocked for 48 ...
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how to sync keychain passwords from one iPhone (organizer) with a family member’s iPhone (member) that has a different iCloud account?

how to sync keychain passwords with another keychain? I tried setting my husbands new iPhone 12 using my iCloud info and after inputting his personal details, the info on my iPhone 8 changed to his ...
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What happens if I leave-cancel-quit a password manager service/app? [closed]

This isn't a purely Apple scenario, but since all my devices are Apple products, I'll have a chance at understanding/using any tech-toned answers. Question: I've been doing due-diligence in choosing a ...
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Safari autofill does not fill the inputs on macOS

I'm using M1 MacBook Air and Safari's keychain autofill is not working. Prompts show up and Touch/Password authentication works, but still it is not filling anything in the text input fields of ...
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Apple APP store will not accept my current password [duplicate]

I recently decided to revive an old phone to use around the house on wifi when my current phone is charging. I set the phone up fine with my Apple ID and password, but when I went to go to the App ...
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Keychain is broken system-wide after tampering with System.keychain

After some frustrations with a half-broken login keychain, I eventually found myself deleting System.keychain and hoping that it would regenerate with defaults. This was a terrible move in hindsight — ...
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Forgot iBooks Author book password - how to brute force it?

I found a book on my MacBook that I wrote some years ago. However, I password-protected it and did not save it in my keychain. I had the idea to brute force the password. I don't know of a way to ...
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Remove the duplicate password warning

I'm going through all my Safari passwords and updating the ones that Apple is warning me are no good for one reason or another. About half of the warnings are not accurate because Apple is warning me ...
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Migration Assistant failed to transfer both Mail passwords

I have two MacBook Pro's; one old, one new. I used Migration Assistant. It transferred two mail accounts, only one password. So only one account works. The second password is NOT in the keychain in ...
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Show password of mounted DMG file

I recently created 3 encrypted DMG files using the same password for all of them. Apparently I do not correctly remember the password anymore but one of the DMG files is still mounted. Is it possible ...
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I need to retrieve my password to get administrator access back in macOS High Sierra [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Pro that I have forgotten my administrator password to. I believe I last logged into it in 2018, so I am still using macOS High Sierra because I can't upgrade without being in the ...
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Why is Mac Mail refusing a correct password?

Recently Mac Mail started requesting the password for my MSN mail account and refusing the correct password when entered. I'm 100% certain the password is correct (I've used to to log in on iOS in ...
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Set password on iPhone 13?

I was recently considering buying an Apple iPhone 13 Pro. I like to ensure all of my devices are protected with passwords, having had a prior negative experience with a rogue organisation which could ...
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