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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 to generate text on clicking/long pressing specific key?

Is there any way to customize or create the setting to generate text(password) after clicking/long press of certain keys so that one does not have to enter password each time?
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How to lock a browser with a password/passcode on iPhone?

Is there a way to make a Web browser on iPhone 11 Pro other than Safari to be lockable with a password or a passcode, even by any extension? That is, when you launch the browser, a password is ...
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How to unlock iPhone with unresponsive screen?

A relative of mine needs to unlock (i.e. type passcode) an iPhone 5S with unresponsive screen in order to back it up to iTunes. In order to connect iPhone to iTunes, it has to be unlocked and computer ...
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Macbook Pro mid-2012 restarts after entering password

Macbook Pro mid-2012 restarts after entering password and gives an error after restart I'm unable to use any other boot command like Command + R etc as it leads to a screen with a lock and I've ...
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How to create a user without a password in Catalina?

I have a new computer and want to create a guest user whom's all data is not deleted every time it logs out. On my old computer I just created a user called guest and left the password field empty but ...
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Touch ID not working after copying a user account

I duplicated one of my user accounts to separate my work and personal setup and since that I cannot seem to get Touch ID to work. I tried to remove the fingerprint and add it again, but whenever I ...
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I know the sudo password, can I use sudo and install software without logging out and switching to the admin user?

I have two accounts on my MacBook (runs Catalina 15.1), one is admin, one is non-admin. Both are mine, so I know the password for both. Sometimes when I want to run some 'sudo' command or use the ...
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How to repair encrypted disk image which suddenly stopped recognizing password

I was in the middle of remotely backing up to a mounted encrypted sparse bundle (using rsync) when the machine was rebooted. Since it was an orderly shutdown, presumably the image should have been ...
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Why did I unexpectedly get a notification on my iPhone that says “Use this iPhone to reset your Apple ID password.”?

A notification about resetting my Apple ID password appeared randomly on my iPhone: I'm alarmed that this means somebody is attempting to break into my Apple account. If I follow the notification, ...
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Can I use iOS 13+ without creating a passcode?

I was given a hand-me-down iPhone and I just installed the update to 13.3 and upon booting after the update it's prompting me to create a passcode. I do not see any option to skip creating a passcode ...
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How to set up sidecar without giving Apple your account password?

Please demonstrate how to set up an iPad using sidecar to both a MacBook Pro and an iMac without giving Apple access to your local computer's account password (which can be used to decrypt all of your ...
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Why is my iCloud Keychain not syncing my passwords?

I just reinstalled a fresh copy of macOS Catalina (10.15.2) and set up iCloud with keychain turned in the iCloud settings. However, my Mac did not sync my WiFi networks or Safari passwords from other ...
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How to change the kind of a Keychain item?

How can I change the kind of a Keychain item? I'd prefer to do this via a GUI, command line (if no GUI), then lastly code (if no GUI or command line tool).
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Difference between kinds of items in Keychain, e.g., “Web form password”, “Internet password”, “application password”, etc

What is the difference between kinds of items in Keychain, e.g.: Web form password Internet password application password How can I create a Keychain item of a specific kind?
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In Catalina, Can Fingerprint Replace Password Requests on Preference

I am running 10.15.2 in a MacBook Pro15,1 (6-core, I7) and I was curious if the fact that you cannot use fingerprint authentication to gain access top Settings panel is by design or if this is a "...
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How to disable password prompt for FileVault-protected secondary macOS?

I have a dual-boot setup with two macOS Catalina systems, each protected with FileVault. No system shall store the credentials to unlock the other one to protect them against each other and keep ...
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MacBook Pro asks to reset password, but neither keyboard nor mousepad are working

When I turned on my MacBook pro, I saw a screen titled: "Reset Password", and I was asked to choose between three alternatives: I forgot my password, My password doesn't work, The keyboard doesn't ...
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Strange icon in all system password boxes on Mojave 10.14.6

For a few days, I've been seeing this very strange icon every time a system password box shows up. I have no idea what it means? Does anyone know? I do not have capslock on.
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Will turning on two-factor auth require me to know my security question answers? (because I dont)

Current status, signed in on several devices to iCloud services etc. I was prompted about using two factor auth and thought it a good idea. I also want to change the email address it uses so I used ...
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How can I select a password for a website with my keyboard?

I store passwords for websites in my safari keychain and when I visit a website there is the key icon in the username field. I can click on this key and autofill the username and password, but I hate ...
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Reset Admin password for macOS Mojave

This is a MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave 10.14.6 with FileVault enabled. In my case the problem is that at the login page, when the computer starts, the admin user account doesn't appear but after ...
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Configuring iPad's to not require passwords routinely

I have a small commercial building with about 6 iPads that were set up by a marginally competent vendor. They periodically require passcodes and Apple ID passwords and this has become a serious ...
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iBooks Apple ID sign in prompt accepts my password but fails and re-asks, repeatedly

I am on a new MacBook laptop running 10.14, and trying to sync my book library on iCloud to the Books app. When I open the Books app it asks me to sign in to Apple ID, and it accepts my password. But ...
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The password for the account “…” was not changed on macOS Catalina

When trying to update my user account password on macOS Catalina 10.15.1 in the System Preferences, under Users & Groups, with the Change Password... button, I get the error message: Of course, I'...
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How to use fingerprint/TouchID with LastPass?

I want to store password on Mac and later use a fingerprint instead of typing that password. The need: I'm using lastPass and for some passwords I need to enter my 1 master password. I want to be ...
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Accidentally entered the login window while working; is there another way to return to the regular desktop without typing in the password?

In other words, how do you exit the login window using shortcut keys or without inputting a password, or is avoiding this step not possible?
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How to have different passwords within the same domain with Safari (13)

AT&T has its main site at att.com and it has a community forums at forums.att.com ... they do not have the same identity management on their backend so there is two different accounts with ...
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decrypt incoming mail server password Apple Mail

I have a mail account where the incoming mail server password is set, but the outgoing not. I can't remember why the password is not set on the outgoing mail server, but I would like to use it now + I ...
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Using a script to set the firmware password manually

First off, I am using macOS Mojave 10.14.6. In this answer, it shows how one could manually set a firmware password in previous versions of OS X without any user input, excluding sudo, which is ...
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macOS doesn't sleep when password is required 15 minutes after screensaver starts

I run macOS Mojave 10.14.6 on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013). Except when specified, all settings and behaviours described in this post refer to the Mac connected to a power adapter. My ...
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macOS Catalina LogOn Screen Password is selected and overwritten

When waking up my MacBook Pro (Early 2015 Retina) with newest macOS version installed, I am usually very quick typing in my password. However, when in the middle of entering my password the whole ...
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Restore from Time Machine backup stalls on disk password request, won't accept true password

I have a machine whose drive became corrupt. I erased the drive and installed a basic system on it. I'm now trying to restore it to its previous state from the last Time Machine backup. I had been ...
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Macbook doesn't accept my password after update

I have upgraded my macbook from Mojave to Catalina. Upon rebooting after installation is complete, I entered my password to login, and it didn't accept my password. When I reboot my macbook, it ...
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Password validation text incorrectly displayed in unexpected language on macOS 10.15.1

I have created a new password profile from Apple Configurator 2 and applied that in macOS 10.15, Catalina. Then I did a pwpolicy to require new password: pwpolicy -a adminuser -u usertoforcechange -...
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Password reset with Filevault recovery key not working

My OSX machine somehow said my password was incorrect and I ended up using the recovery key to get in to the password reset step. When I try to enter a new password and want to save that the fields ...
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Unmounted volume asks for password at login

I have edited the /etc/fstab to not automount at login one of the volumes on my partition (the one, which is not the booting). The volume is encrypted. So, at login, though it does not automount, ...
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Is there a way to disable sharing of Wi-Fi passwords/PSKs?

While Apple devices call them passwords, I am going to use PSK (Pre-Shared Key) throughout this question as it is more accurate. Please feel free to substitute password for PSK as you read if it helps....
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Where do I update Google account details in iOS13?

I always changed email account passwords in Settings > Passwords & Accounts > (choose an account). Now I can't see any password field there. Same on two iPhone 7. How can I update the password ...
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Is this prompt for iCloud credentials legit?

So recently I bought Ethernet Status and activated the full version for an added €2.29 ($1.99 I guess...) and activated the full features. I still have the confirmation e-mail. Today I noticed the "...
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Apple ID is never remembered

Whenever I go to App Store Connect or any other Apple website where you can log in with your Apple ID, it always asks for my username and password, even though I always check the "Remember me" ...
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Reset External HDD password without losing data

I set a password on my external HDD using disk utility. Now I am trying to access my HDD however, I cannot access it even if I am trying to give right password. Is there a way to reset this password ...
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Why won't icloud account accept my password from my Mac Mini?

Attempted to sign in to my iCloud account on my Mac Mini and it failed. I use a password manager so the pwd hasn't changed. I went ahead and changed the password (and used the old password) and the ...
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How to Edit a website URL for existing App password on Safari Password manager?

I have saved some items to my iPhone. How can I edit and replace URL for existing Password on iOS password Manager?
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The `resetpassword` utility is failing to find users on the selected drive

I booted into recovery mode and launched the terminal to run the resetpassword utility. After selecting the drive to reset passwords for, I'm seeing:- There are no users on this volume to reset the ...
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No longer admin on Mac [duplicate]

So I have a 2011 MacBook Pro that I received from a friend of mine. It had Sierra on the Mac and I was able to upgrade it to High Sierra. The account that I used to do all this was an admin account ...
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How do I unlock an old iPad with Activation Lock without knowing the Apple ID password?

I want to start using my old iPad again. I forgot my old Apple ID and the iPad is stuck on the activation lock screen after resetting it to factory settings. I used a different Apple ID for my iPad ...
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Screen Time Passcode: Use Password rather than 4-digit PIN?

iOS uses a a 4-digit passcode to secure Screen Time settings (formerly known as Restrictions). Use Screen Time Passcode Use a passcode to secure Screen Time settings, and to allow for more ...
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How to create sha-512 password hashes on Mac for CentOS?

I need to generate password hashes on Mac for CentOS. I can generate sha with echo foopass | shasum -a 512, but as I've understood password hashes are more just one sha application. I've found some ...
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MacBook Pro 2012, not resetting the password after doing so in password reset mode

I have reset my password in recovery mode but it doesn’t unlock my laptop. The next time I go to reset password, I can unlock my account in the password reset using the new password I created. But it ...
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Password recovered from Keychain fails to decrypt volume

I lost my Mac computer and recovered some items from a backup. One was an a disk image with extension .dmg, with 400 MB, encrypted with Disk Utility, and last changed on 8th November 2018. The ...