Questions tagged [password]

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

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Forgotten iPad passcode - How to reset it with no access to old email address and without using iTunes? [duplicate]

At first we forgot the passcode for our iPad, so we tried to change the passcode but it was connected to an old email address we no longer use. The iPad is now disabled. How do we reset it totally ...
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Change user password without the old one on macOS Catalina

How do I change a user's password without the old one, via the command line, on macOS Catalina beta? sudo dscl . -passwd /Users/abc password used to work before Catalina, but asks for the old password ...
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Admin Password refused

I have got a slightly strange issue. The other day I logged into my macbook without problems. It went into sleep mode, I tried in the evening to log in again. My password was refused. I reset the ...
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Updating username AND password for a keychain via the security command in terminal?

I'm asking if there's a way to use the security command in terminal to update both the username and password. I can change the password via: security add-generic-password -a <account> ... -U -...
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Can I clone an ESD.dmg file to an external disk without having admin password?

I have one Mac running 10.7.5 and another running 10.6.8 that can be upgraded to 10.7.5. Unfortunately, I don't have an admin password for either, because the previous owner of the first died suddenly ...
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macOS Mojave timed bug, Keychain password prompt by system services, Menu Bar disappears, windows become unfocusable

macOS Mojave version: 10.14.6 (18G87) I've been having a rather strange, but insanely annoying issue that occurs after a few days of uptime as of late with the following symptoms: The Menu Bar ...
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How to get the age of a password?

The question is all in the title, but I'll repeat it here. Is it possible to get the date of the last time a password was updated for a user account in macOS? If so, how? Ideally this would be via ...
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iCloud Keychain out of sync after Mac user password change

on my macOS Mojave 10.14.5 (18F132), where I'm logged in with my iCloud account, if I perform a domain Mac user password change (from System Preferences) then the iCloud Keychain sync will be turned ...
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iPhone says icloud password is incorrect but it's right [duplicate]

I shattered my iphone so I changed the sim card with the one from a family member's old phone and I wasn't signed into icloud on the not shattered phone but I keep forgetting my password and having to ...
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osmojave Mac mini

I can't remember a password for an application. I store all my passwords. however now I cannot remember my password to get into the password vault. how can I get this password to the password vault ...
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Restart on password unlock?

I have my an old iphone 5 running iOS 10 that I decided to get repaired. I never knew until now of this lock out forever thing that happens if you get the password wrong 10 times in a row until I read ...
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Why does Apple send a verification to an iPad/Mac that is logged out

I was trying to reset my apple ID password on my Mac. Apple sent a verification to my iPad/Mac which is logged out of iCLoud and iTunes. Why is that? I thought that after logging out on my iPad/Mac, ...
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MariaDB cannot reset lost root password according to usual process

I'm preparing a local copy of MariaDB on OS X (already works fine with one local dev site) for a data dump and forgot my root password (stupid I know). But the usual reset password fails like this: $...
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No Prompt & Password Fill Install for Homebrew

I'm trying to create a script to deploy macOS and the last piece that isn't automated is installing Homebrew. Because of the unique scenario where Homebrew shouldn't be installed with sudo, and it ...
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Trouble with updating mobile and local user account passwords

I've started a new position where I manage a number of macbooks running High Sierra and Mojave with Filevault enabled. We've got mobile/network accounts on them that are connected to Active Directory. ...
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Lock macOS with a password from bash

Is there a way to lock macOS so that waking it up requires the user’s password? (Even If normally the password won’t be requested if it is waked up in, say, 1 hour)
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How do I change the password on an AD-bound Mac to match what's already in AD?

My Mac at work is bound to our Active Directory domain. It's managed with JAMF, and I have NoMAD installed. The last time I came due for a password change (every sixty days), an unknown issue ...
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How to reset/bypass iphone password after restarting iPhone [duplicate]

Last night I changed my iPhone's password, but now I've forgotten what it was, and since then it ran out of power so now it's at Before First Unlock mode. So now I can't access my iPhone, and I've ...
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Individual iCloud passwords randomly/occasionally disappear

Every few months I notice a password or two I need is no longer in the iCloud passwords list found in Mac Safari preferences. This issue has happened on several (6+) occasions over the past year. The ...
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macOS: how to set a custom lock screen delay (from command-line)?

In MacOS, if I don't like the System Preference's provided options in the dropdown "Require password [...] after sleep or screen saver begins", is there a way to set it to a different value, ...
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How do I remove an ssh private key from ssh-agent/keychain

I followed some aws guide to add my private key to ssh-agent, using: ssh-add -K "MyPrivateKey.pem" However, I can't seem to remove the key using : ssh-add -d "MyPrivateKey.pem" which gives me the ...
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Why doesn't defaults read` work for obtaining ShadowHashData key user's plist?

I've read how to obtain the user's password hash on OSX using sudo defaults read /var/db/dslocal/nodes/Default/users/user.plist ShadowHashData. However, after giving Terminal "Full Disk Access" on ...
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Cannot enter password to unlock disk while in Recovery mode

After restarting my Macbook Pro a white circle with a slash through it appeared on the screen. I went into recovery mode and tried to restore a backup or even reinstall OS, but I keep getting ...
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How do I retrieve the data from an iPhone 5 that was backed up on iCloud, if I forgot the passcode to the iphone?

I used to use an iPhone 5. Then I transitioned to an Android and forgot the password on the iPhone. I want to retrieve the data, including photos, recordings (I used the app called "Voice Recorder &...
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What Password is needed to run Xcode?

I just downloaded the Xcode application again after a few months, but it asks me for a password that I do not have. No "password forgotten", I do not know how to proceed to open the application?
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Stop Safari (MacOS) from suggesting password on captive portal

I'm often logged into a non-public Network, where I was given a user name and password for the captive portal to gain internet access. In Safari on my MacBook, I made a bookmark for the portal page ...
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iCloud in iOS and mac os require my phone password to log into icloud on my mac? Since when?

I recently noticed that when trying to log into my icloud on either my iphone 7 running ios 12.3.1, or my mac running high sierra, i am required to enter my iphone screen unlock password on ios (for ...
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MacBook air 2014 keychain forgets Wi-Fi passwords

My 2014 MacBook air 2014 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 ...
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How to change the password of a local admin user that has never being logged in using a bash script

Every Mac OS X system in my company uses 3 local users accounts. 1st user is a local administrator user, the 2nd user is a local standard user and the 3rd user is a local administrator user. The 3rd ...
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How do I restore an iPhone 5 without Factory reset with a forgotten password?

My friend has an iPhone 5 that he forgot the password to, and he wants to recover the password without Factory resetting the device. Is there a "brute-force" password cracker that can be downloaded, ...
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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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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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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 ...