Questions tagged [password]

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

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Unable to share Wi-Fi passwords with one of my Macs

I am unable to share Wi-Fi passwords from my iPhone to one of my Macs. Let's call the affected Mac "Mac A". I am able to share passwords from my iPhone to "Mac B" and I am also ...
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Change Catalina login screen password prompt retries

When I login to Catalina, having fat fingers, I quite often mistype my password. Then up pops an unhelpful box saying "If you forgot your password, you can ...". I haven't forgotten my ...
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Passcode entanglement with UID

While reading the Apple Platform Security document, I came across this statement under the Passcodes and Passwords section The passcode is entangled with the device’s UID, so brute-force attempts must ...
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How to fix “The system was unable to unclock your login keychain” on a non-admin user account whose password changed by admin?

Users on the system User A (admin) User B (standard user) Scenario: User B forgets their password User A changes User B password as admin Result: when User B logins with new password a prompt &...
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Best way of retrieving scattered data on backup drive [closed]

I recently restored my MacBook Air running High Sierra 13.6 to it's original state in order to remove the clutter that came from a previous migration. I have time machine backups of the machine in it'...
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How to solve Mac Apple Store repeatedly prompting for Apple ID and password?

I've got a shared Mac from my company. The Mac was previously associated with another Apple ID. I logged out and I logged in with my Apple ID. I urgently need to be able to develop for iOS 13, and for ...
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Why does my iPhone ask for a screen time password when I’ve never set up one?

I literally set up screen time on my iPhone this morning and went through all the app limits, “this is my iPhone” etc. However I have never set up a screen time password on that device before and when ...
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Mac being hacked? Failed login attempts not by me

A couple days ago I opened my MacBook Pro (2015) and it didn’t ask for the password and automatically opened up to my desktop. This shouldn’t have happened since I set my Mac to ask for password 5 ...
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How do I change my iCloud password when it’s stolen?

My iPhone was stolen. And they have my iCloud password and changed it. Is there a way I can change it without it going to the iPhone or change it at all?
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Recover Pages Password

I locked a pages document and forgot the password. I tried looking up on keychain and it doesn't show up there I've been through a lot of posts on discussions.apple.com (basically did a google search ...
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Turn off the ability for users to have a password hint

I am working on a security setting for my company that requires users to not have a password hint. Since we have several users that either ignore our security options and purposely go against ones ...
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macOS password prompt

on macOS catalina,how to determine the name of the app which prompts the user for password? Are there any logs generated which stores the historical information about such .
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macOS Catalina periodically requests to reset my password before login

Periodically, in particular every 2-3 months, when I lock my system's screen, before I can access it again, I've been asked to enter a new password. This was not always the case and it was not enabled ...
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Load .pem certificate to Apple KeyChain

When I drag my .pem certificate to the Apple Keychain it shows me "An error occurred. The content of this file cannot be recovered". Also I tried to double-click the .pem file but show me ...
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Proxy user/password setting in System Settings apparently ignored

Using macOS Catalina 10.15.2, I observe the following behavior: I open System Preferences, Network, the network I am on (only tested Ethernet thus far), Advanced, Proxies, Web Proxy (HTTP). I enable ...
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How is the timeout for a wrong firmware password determined?

I noticed that when you set a firmware password on your Mac and you enter it incorrectly, the timeout before you can enter a new password keeps increasing with every wrong attempt. I was wondering: ...
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2019 MacBook Pro 16" T2 Security Chip question

Dont have much to go on here, but im curious to hear anything from those who might have some ideas. So for the past 4 days my computer has been at an apple authorized service center and authorized ...
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Entering Passcode too quickly?

Is there a setting or a way to have the phone accept the passcode more quickly? The Problem: My passcode is greater than 8 characters. I've entered it enough times that I've become quite efficient at ...
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what up with Catalina password change?

weird stuff. I went to user preferences and changed my simple user password for login, system preferences, etc to a longer one due to the fact that im bringing in the laptop, 2019 16" in for ...
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Mac not accepting Password even with Password Resets

My MacBook Pro stopped accepting my password. I have reset the password several times by restarting with Command+R, but every time my username is prompted to enter a password, the new passwords are ...
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How to delete saved server passwords on Files app (iOS)?

Recently I've been logging into my MacBook Air laptop using the "Connect to Server" feature on the "Files" app in order to access files from the iPhone. As far as I know this ...
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Forgot admin password…Unable to select Utilities in Recovery Mode

I have a MacBook Pro (mid 2009), which I haven’t used for a couple of years. I can start it and use it as I don’t have a log in password set up, but since I forgot my admin password, I’m now unable to ...
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Transfer passwords from chrome to Icloud/IOS 13/Safari?

I bought an Iphone se and want to sync my passwords between the key chain on my phone and my google chrome key chain. I understand, I can export the chrome passwords to a cvs file on ISO 13. Can I ...
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Change login password if already logged in

I'm trying to reset my forgotten login password. Most of the other questions I've seen are about not even being able to login. However I setup "start without login" so I can get into the System ...
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How to reset Mac Catalina password!

I will admit that i was messing around deleting system files, and deleted bunch of files,system asked permission. In a stage I wanted to delete something entered password, didn't accept. Well here ...
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Recover email account saved on iPhone

Sorry if this is not the right place to post this question. I've a Gmail account configured in my iPhone and I can send and receive emails. Problem is, I can't remember the password so I cannot login ...
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Can't Login System Preference After Changed Username

I just changed my username and after that I can't login in my System Preference. Usually there will be my username and just fill the password but now all is blank. I used my new and old username to ...
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How can I make a script containing passwords secure?

I have made a simple script : sysadminctl -adminUser AdminUserHere -adminPassword AdminPasswordHere -addUser NewUserNameHere -fullName "Full Name Here" -password NewUserPasswordHere Now the system ...
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What is the “Sign in with Apple ID - The password for ”<email-address>“ needs to be updated” dialog?

I just encountered the dialog below. It looks a bit suspicious to me and I am wondering whether it is an authentical or some scam/virus. It just popped up after I had an issue with my computer running ...
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Logging wrong password attempts even with right one

Found this answer for logging wrong password attempts, and it works kind of. This is what I get from one correct attempt: log stream --predicate '(eventMessage CONTAINS "Authentication failed&...
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How do I password protect a folder on macOS Catalina?

I have been attempting to password protect a folder on macOS Catalina. I did read through a couple of articles and previous answers and all of them talk about creating an encrypted disk image or ...
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How strong is mac login password protection?

I am trying to strengthen the login password i use on my mac as i feel its the weakest link in all my password. I use 1password for all my website passwords, but of course i need to be able to ...
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Second Hand Mac Mini Factory Reset with No Password

I bought a second hand Mac Mini from a friend a couple of years ago. I've only just got round to trying to set it up. He wiped the device before he sold it to me. I believe the device is the late 2009 ...
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How to get (my father's) Macbook Password

I first want to apologize if this is not allowed, I am super new to this website and I am desperate for information. As the title says I am wanting to find out my late father's Macbook password. He ...
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Mac OS - Is it possible to sign in to iCloud via touch id instead of using the password?

I have a 2018 MacBook Pro 15 running Mojave and from time to time I see this annoying iCloud popup saying I'm not logged in and that I have to enter my AppleID password. I have TouchID set up and use ...
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Powershell install keeps asking for a password

I'm trying to upgrade my version of powershell to the latest version 7.0.1 using brew. The install seems to be stuck on disabling some ruby gems and is constantly asking over and over again for my ...
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Fail to move proxy credentials item from login keychain to system keychain in Catalina

when defining system proxy from system preferences->network->proxies It keeps the credentials in login keychain which is only good for current user, and I'd like to have seamless access for all ...
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Recover auto-generated Time Machine pasword?

I've reinstalled my 2015 MacBook Pro recently. Before that, I've created a full Time Machine backup to my local NAS with an automatically generated password. Unfortunately, I cannot find this ...
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Retrive saved wifi password from iPhone 6 [duplicate]

Is there a way to find out the password of a saved wifi network from an iPhone 6 running 12.2? This sending/sharing the password doesn't seem to work on this version. I have no access to the router. ...
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File /System/Library/Frameworks/Accounts.framework/Versions/A/Support/accountsd

Im using Mac Mini 2016 with macOS 10.13.2. Problem My antivirus software, Sophos, identifies malicious traffic from /System/Library/Frameworks/Accounts.framework/Versions/A/Support/accountsd when Im ...
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FireVault Password [closed]

I deleted some important files that run my MacBookPro(I am not specifically sure as I deleted thousands to open up space) Now the problem is my password works but every time it comes to ask for my ...
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Unlocking FileVault2 macOS

we have on our Macs a security policy which actiavates for all users FileVault2 and also but also has a max. attempt to unlock the mac to 10. So this is working fine until a user enters more than 10 ...
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Firmware Password Lock after Bootcamp Install

Tried to install Windows via Bootcamp on my computer yesterday. When the computer restarted to try and boot on the Windows partition, I got hit with the Firmware Password. Asked my IT guy what it was ...
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sharingd wants to use the “.kc328-0” keychain

I was helping a coworker solve an issue with Xcode and followed these instructions https://stackoverflow.com/questions/24023639/xcode-command-usr-bin-codesign-failed-with-exit-code-1-...
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Auto Setup Admin Accounts in Macbook with MDM during first time setup

I am trying to implement Auto Setup Admin creation, but never able to get passwordHash working. I even tried sample config in here https://developer.apple.com/documentation/devicemanagement/...
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Seeing MacBook password

I am wanting to know if it’s possibly to see a MacBook password without changing it. Is this possible?
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How to log in using external keyboard on MacBook Pro

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro in front of me that had an issue with water being spilled on the keyboard. As a result of this, it was reported to me that the main issue was it appeared as if the shift key ...
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Why doesn't my system allow me to enter my Admin Password in Terminal when I try to flush my DNS Cache?

I've tried the sudo killall mDNSResponder; sleep 2; echo macOS DNS Cache Reset but when the Password symbol appears its locked and won't allow me to put in my Admin Password? Anyone ever seen this or ...
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How to prompt Key Chain Access to retrieve credentials

The website https://ritx-fl-sales.bswa.net requires a username and password. Credentials were saved to Keychain Access. Within Safari (OSX), I was expecting to be prompted to select the credentials ...
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Require password not able to change time delay , it is greyed out

Why is the checkbox in the second line greyed out ?

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