Questions tagged [password]

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

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macOS will not remember AirPrint password

[macOS 10.14.5] I have an HP OfficeJet Pro 8710, all the latest firmware updates as of today, and have changed the default AirPrint username/password. I can successfully print. However, even though I ...
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Starting VPN Connection without Keychain Password Prompt

My IKEv2 VPN client certificates are stored in Keychain. When I initiate a VPN connection, I'm immediately prompted for my Macbook administrator account password before access to the Client ...
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Move “1Password” app and data to a new Mac [closed]

I have 1Password app version 6 installed and working on older Mac with an older version of macOS. How can I bring this over to a newer Mac with a clean-install of macOS Mojave? I do not have their ...
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Re-connect Apple ID (iCloud) to macOS user

I recently got my first MacBook (Early 2015 13" MacBook Pro, running macOS Mojave) and have been setting it up for the past few hours. I changed my Apple ID email and my password a few times and then ...
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macOS forgets Wi-Fi passwords

My 2014 MacBook forgets Wi-Fi passwords. When I enter a Wi-Fi password and I reboot or let it go to sleep, then I have to retype the password again. I am running macOS Mojave, so I can't keychain ...
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Change app Google 2 Step Uses for Verification

On iOS Google’s 2 Step Verification asks to open The Gmail app when logging into a google account or service This happens even when the Gmail app has been uninstalled How do I tell Google to verify ...
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Install Linux without firmware password

I have a Late 2013 MacBook Pro with an unknown firmware password set. I don't know the firmware password because the laptop is a castoff from a company and I have no way to get the password from them. ...
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Upgraded to Mojave and now MacOS won't allow me to have the same password locally as my iCloud account

I upgraded a new to me MacBook Pro (Mid 2015) to Mojave and the checkbox was pre-checked to use iCloud to unlock MacOS. This setting keeps me from having the same local and iCloud password. How do I ...
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How do I recover a locked pages document password on my iPhone? [duplicate]

I wrote down a password that I thought was supposedly the password to the right locked password document in Pages. Now I can’t find a way to recover it on my iPhone. I have no hints put on it.
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How do I I prevent passwords from being saved to the keychain?

Whenever I use the SVN command-line client on my Mac, it stores the password to os keychains without my permission. While the immediate issue is with the SVN command-line client, the scope of this ...
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External Disk, extended journaled with password, suddenly starts without password query

my External DiskLaCie hard drive D2 Quadra USB3, extended journaled with password, appears on the screen the next morning without a password query. On my MacBook Pro and on the hard drive no updates ...
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Why does iOS require passcode after reboot?

Why does iOS require a passcode (not Touch ID or Face ID) after reboot? Is passcode more secure?
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macOS Mail.app loses usernames/password for Google Apps accounts

Background: I manage 2 computers, both 2017 MacBook Pros. One of which is running macOS High Sierra 10.13.x (latest sub version) for about 6 months. The other one was running the same, but is now ...
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Root User Cannot Reset Another Users Password

I wanted to enable Root user on macOS Mojave Version 10.14.4 so that i can use it in case another users or admins lose their login credentials. I tried this and when i tested out password reset for an ...
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Mac Wake From Hibernate (not sleep) - prevent asking for password?

I have an old 2011 iMac (OSX 10.12.6) in the kitchen which I want to use as a "kiosk". It can go to sleep and on touching the keyboard I want it to come back on without asking for a password. Works ...
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Apple ID recovery mail going to wrong email address

I tried the forgot Apple ID / password option available on the Apple's site and selected the Reset via Email option. But the recovery e-mail they are sending to has got domain part wrong. As in m*****@...
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Can't find “setting -> iTunes & app store -> password settings” on iPhone

I want to turn off password for free apps on my iPhone. But when I followed some tutorials found on the Internet, that is, setting -> iTunes & app store, there's no password settings option. Is ...
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Password settings do not appear!

At random times Apple Mail rejects the current stored passwords for my gmail accounts. When I go into Preferences>Accounts>Server Settings, the windows that are supposed to appear to change or update ...
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Password and recovery key are not accepted at random

2015 MacBook Pro OS 10.14.5 FileVault The issue is the correct password and recovery key randomly are not accepted - how can I solve this problem? Or, what kind of an approach can I take to ...
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Is there a command line interface to Keychain's / the system Password Assistant utility?

When creating keychain records, changing your user password, and various other security-minded aspects of the system, there is a little key icon you can click on that opens the above Password ...
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Why does Apple allow factory reset if passcode is forgotten? [duplicate]

I just came across the instructions to factory reset Apple device if one does not remember the device passcode: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204306 I am very new to Apple and I don't understand ...
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MacOS Sierra: I forgot my password but have the SSD's Filevault recovery key. Can I reset my password?

I'm on MacOS Sierra. I forgot my password, but I have the SSD's FileVault recovery key. I used the "Recovery Key" account recovery method when I set up FileVault, so I can't use iCloud to unlock my ...
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FileVault password and login options

I've had a Mac for years now, and I used to customize a lot the way the login screen and filevault password used to work on my device. Recently, I had to handle it to the Apple Store for a logic ...
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Admin can't select user to reset password

This relates to a 2011 Macbook Pro running El Capitan. I'm set up as the admin and my child has a standard account with parental controls enabled. My child forgot their password and I'm trying to ...
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Keychain password from my Gmail address is gibberish

I have a fairly simple password for my bla@gmail.com address, let's call it foobar123 If I open 'keychain access' app on MacOS, under keychains -> login, category -> all items, I can see bla@...
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Reseting password on employer's network account time machine backup

I recently used a time machine backup from my former work computer to give my personal computer a fresh start. I just restored the backup from my work computer (which I've now handed back in) to my ...
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Decrypt Safari's Form Values file

Back on Mac OS 10.7, there was an encrypted file called Form Values in the folder /home/Users/${user}/Library/Safari. This encrypted file contained all "auto-fill" form values in Safari. I don't know ...
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Stop Safari asking for my password when autofilling my password

When using Safari, it will attempt to autofill passwords and credit card numbers for me. However sometimes (more than once per login) it will ask me for me computer login password. Previously it ...
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Screwed up administrative name on sudo when trying to change usernames

Disclaimer: I am NOT at all fluent in coding or its jargon, so bear with me. I recently downloaded a software and wanted to remove it. I tried to do it via sudo on the MacBook terminal. I was trying ...
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How can I lock files with specific passwords on mac, ideally through terminal?

I want to lock my /etc/hosts file so that you need a password in order to write. I know you can encrypt files with Disk Utility, but in this case the file needs to be read by the computer and the path/...
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Cannot reset password due to does not match any of last n passwords requirement

I've recently added some rules using pwpolicy. When I restarted the mac, it asked to reset the password after I input the current password. But I can't satisfy the does not match any of last 3 ...
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changed Apple ID password on iMac, need to sync with other system passwords?

I have a very very difficult time remembering passwords. I changed Apple ID password and system required manual entry of other passwords. Here's my question. How do I sync all system passwords (...
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Senior Apple Customer Service Contact Required

I’ve currently got an issue with Apple that issue being that I’m attempting to recover purchases that I’ve paid money to Apple for an Apple ID that I’ve forgotten the password to. Unfortunately I ...
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How to force Disk Encryption password on boot for ALL users?

I want my MBP to be unlocked with Disk Encryption Password before getting access to the login screen. (read : I want to have two passwords prompts before the MBP can be used) Therefore, I made a ...
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If I have a jailbroken iPhone, is there any way I can view, change, or disable the lock screen passcode?

I have a jailbroken iPhone 6s running iOS 12.1.2 and I have Cydia and Filza installed, as well as some UI modifying tweaks. I used unc0ver to jailbreak and I have complete read/write access to the ...
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Can't install an app in macOS High Sierra because of incorrect password

I'm using a Mac for the first time. I've been installing apps that I normally use. Everything was going smooth until an app asked me to enter my password. The computer came with an already existing ...
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After Forced Reboot, Passwords and SSL Not Working

I was having problems with my Mac Mini, stuff like the Finder not responding, so I restarted. I tried it the 'correct' way to begin with, i.e. apple menu, and then restart. All of the windows ...
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Why was my macOS login password reset for the second time without my intention?

Today, for the second time in a 2-yearly span it happened to me that my macOS login password stopped being accepted overnight and I had to reset it via Apple Id (it doesn't let you use anything but ...
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Help understanding Keychain passwords vs Safari passwords

I don't understand by which criteria a password is saved to Keychain vs Safari. Can I select somewhere where the passwords will be saved? Let's say that I want all my passwords to be kept in Keychain, ...
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iCloud keeps prompting for password after password reset, unable to log out

I am helping a relative with her Mac computer. I am trying to update the iCloud password, and I believe I have done so successfully. I was able to confirm the password change and the login attempt ...
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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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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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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 ...