Questions tagged [password]

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

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Apple ID: How to avoid changing password?

Whenever I try to log in to iCloud or https://appleid.apple.com/ from my PC I am getting forced to change my password ... I do not want to change it. Is there any way to stop these messages?
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How to check for and remove FileVault2 iCloud recovery key

[macOS Mojave 10.14.6] I created a bootable external SDD. I apparently didn't follow the traditional path of installing macOS and then enabling FileVault later in settings. Instead, I formatted the ...
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Trying to recover from very old macOS backups, but not sure I can recall the login/passwords I was using then

I realised recently that I'd lost some important very old photos from my laptop. Because I didn't notice, they've been lost from the online backup as well. I think I have them on on some old physical ...
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Login to mac os user account using apple script from Login window

I have a button on my mac login window which is presented using my daemon application. when I click on that button the login should happen using the user account credentials (user name, password) ...
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Update local password to match domain password?

Scenario: company-provided MacBook Pro, Big Sur 11.2.3, and I used it in office for a few months on the wired LAN and Wireless networks. COVID therefore WFH, but now my login password while home does ...
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Can iOS app bypass/skip the device passcode window if it knows the passcode

To perform some important actions on iOS it's required to enter the device passcode, for example adding a VPN profile or installing custom settings config (new feature in iOS 14). I wonder, is it ...
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Cant boot to SUM macbook pro 2018

Im trying to reset the forgotten admin password but while pressing command+s its just shows white text on screen and immediately heads to apple logo and login screen,
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iCloud Keychain encryption

I have a question about the strength of the iCloud Keychain encryption key. I know that when I enable iCloud Keychain sync on my device, Apple encrypts my local keychain and stores it on their servers....
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I don’t know if I am being hacked

Basically I wanted to open my MacBook Air and when I started writing in my password all letters were in all caps. Therefor, I plugged in my keyboard and it worked on the email Registration but not on ...
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Enforce authentification (passcode, Touch ID, Face ID) for viewing saved passwords on iOS

I have surprisingly realized that I can view all my (Safari) saved passwords on my iPhone under iOS 14.4 without having to type my passcode (again). This is problematic as for a regular user, it would ...
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Can malware skip the administrator password popup if it already knows the password on macOS

I have two accounts on my Mac: standard and administrator. I always use the standard account and when I need to perform an action that requires the administrator rights I enter my admin credentials ...
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Macbook Pro asks for old iCloud password for Find My Mac

I have a Macbook Pro which I have just wiped the disk and reinstalled Catalina on. I'm trying to enable Find my Mac, but in system preferences, under iCloud, the 'Find my Mac' checkbox is disabled ...
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Recover iCloud password on terminal

I have a macOS 10.14.6 Mojave, I forgot my iCloud account password and I was trying recover, however apple says that I need 24h to recover my password since I do not have access to my backup email ...
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How to change encrypted volume password on command line? [duplicate]

Disk util shows the encrypted disk I am using for time machine with the following info: But the Menu entry "file -> Change Password" is greyed out. Tried to turn to the command line, I ...
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Is there another place that passwords are saved in for iOS apps vs safari?

I log into Wells Fargo's app with Face ID. But when I try to log in via the web, the password I have saved in iOS does not work (an old password, apparently). I'm assuming that to log into the app, my ...
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iOS suggesting incorrect form data

over the years I've accumulated a number of email addresses, some of which are used for this or that service. However, there are really two - personal and business - that I use most of the time. I've ...
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Enable confirmation window when a folder is moved or deleted

On Mojave I would like to enable a confirmation window every time a user tries to drag a folder to a new location or delete a folder in Finder. Any kind of confirmation window in Finder. I also need ...
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2016 13' MBP - No password accepted after a failed update. How could I possibly recover or get this data back?

FYI, I was at onetime a ACMT. So feel free to talk fast. I have MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016) that appears to have failed an update due to not having enough space. (I'll never understand why the ...
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I have problem when I make Apple ID using iTunes

I have problem when I make an Apple ID using iTunes. The email with a code arrives, but I can not create the id. What are the password complexity rules to get past this error?
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My keychain passwords gone after upgraded to High Sierra

My keychain passwords disappeared after I upgraded to High Sierra. I have 130+ entries made in secure notes of Keychain Access. How do I restore them? In detail: After upgrade to MacOS 10.13 from 10....
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Password doesn't work for software update but does for everything else

I have a mac mini running Big Sur. My password is fine for logging in at start up and authorising everything, except the system software update. I haven't found an answer online as to why. Anybody got ...
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Stop unwanted Keychain sync between users

Every now & then my mother has a login to some service on her iPad autofill with a login of mine. Initially I thought it was a few Keychain entries inherited as a result of a clumsy first handover ...
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What characters/length are supported in Mail.app IMAP passwords?

I use a password manager and created the password LX7mQW9Tw^V0$Ef2Ag#v* (* don't worry, that's not my password any more, keep reading) My DNS / email provider accepted it and I could use it ...
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Use `security` to get my login username and password for use in shell scripts / cron

I'd like to create a cron job that periodically pings an external resource and retrieves some information on my behalf, using my username and password that I logged in to the computer with. I could ...
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Will my time machine back up go crazy if I changed my password for file vault?

I was thinking of changing my FileVault password to a stronger one - and that got me wondering if that will mess up my time machine. Can i ask what is the proper way to change the password of your ...
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iPhone services required previous password for Mac

A few days ago I changed the password on my Mac (Big Sur, 11.1). The Mac uses my personal Apple ID. Today I changed my iCloud password through my Mac settings. Then I needed to change it on other ...
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Turn off “Approve with Apple Watch” macOS security alerts

Using macOS 11 Big Sur, many items that used to require my user password now annoyingly buzz my wrist. I can still type my password, but now I have to first press "Use Password..." in the ...
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Unable to unlock my Mac unless I am connect to internet

So when I want to log into a session, I need to actually be connected to internet, else I am left locked out. It's been happening for months. I tried resetting the password but no luck, I still need ...
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Is MDM Password History stored on device or on server?

I was wondering if the password history is stored on the iOS device or on the server when the password history policy is implemented through MDM (specifically, Exchange ActiveSync)? I have done a lot ...
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Why can’t I update my password setting for the App Store?

I went into “account” then “password settings” but it’s not letting me change settings and I don’t have Touch ID set up
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Resetting a user's password as admin results in 'Password Reset Failed'

I am logged onto a 2013 Macbook Air trying to reset a user's password. This user is not logged in, and is not an admin themselves (they were before, which was revoked). When I reset the user's ...
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Police-panic mode for Apple Watch?

On iPhone you can immediately lock all sensitive information by pressing the side button five times. On Mac you can hold down the power button. What is the equivalent for Apple Watch? Also, since your ...
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pam_tid.so asks for password instead of requesting for fingerprint when docked

I used to use auth sufficient pam_tid.so in the /private/etc/pam.d/sudo file to allow fingerprint authentification when using sudo command. Recently upgraded my NBP for a new M1 under MacOs BigSur (11....
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iPad not accepting Apple ID

For some time now my iPad Air 2 has been pestering me to enter my Apple ID. When I do, I get error "Verification Failed Your Apple ID or password is incorrect". I'm currently using my ...
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After reboot prompted for a password and logged to a different user

something strange happened on my mac and it looks like a serious security/privacy bug. We have two accounts with different passwords (lets call it: primary/secondary) on my Macbook Air 2018 with macOS ...
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Migration assistant won't let me use an umlaut in the password for the encrypted time machine backup

I'm trying to restore a mac from a time machine backup. The time machine backup is found but requires a password and it happens to include one of those funny letters with an accent. The usual way to ...
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Reset Mac user password via SSH

I have a local Mac machine with Catalina that I haven't used in a while. I have forgotten the GUI password for the account, but I still can SSH into it because of my public key being on that machine. ...
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Big Sur 11.1 Screen Time Pass Code Field Failing to Appear: App Limit

I am setting up the controls on my child's computer using App Limit in Screen Time. It used to be that you limit certain websites or apps to a number of minutes, and when the time is up, that site or ...
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macOS Big Sur (11.1): How to summon “Unlocking with Apple Watch…” when Mac is locked but not raised from a sleep?

When I wake my Mac from a sleep, I'm always able to unlock it with my linked Watch first. If it's unsuccessful due to any reasons, a prompt appears but in most situation everything works smoothly and ...
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How to move iOS backup password from one Mac to another

I backup my iOS devices to my Mac instead of iCloud, I encrypt them so they are more complete, and I keep the password in my keychain. I got a new Mac. I still have the old Mac and its keychain so I ...
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How do I use lastpass on Safari for macOS Big Sur?

The docs on lastpass did not help. I installed lastpass app, but no lastpass behaviour shows up in safari.
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Macbook Pro stuck on password sign in

I can't log on to my 2011 MacBook Pro. It boots up ok with the chime, then goes to the Apple logo screen, then to the "enter password" screen. There I'm completely stuck as can't get past ...
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iPhone 11 Pro - repeatedly being asked to enter passcode to continue using iCloud?

I recently changed the passcode on my iPhone 11 Pro. About a day after, I started receiving messages saying: “Confirm iPhone Passcode - Confirm your iPhone passcode to keep using iCloud. You ...
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Cannot change admin account password on company-provided laptop

I have a macbook pro running macOS Big Sur 11.1 that was given to me by my former employer. They allowed me to keep the laptop after I left the company. When I try changing my password, I get this ...
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Can't “Click lock to make changes” after update to BigSur

After I updated my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) to BigSur 11.1 something went wrong. I can log in, I can change the admin users password, I can access my keychain and I can run sudo with no issues. ...
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Cannot set up Touch ID, unlock System Preferences, or reinstall Big Sur [2020 Intel MBA i3]

Today I have upgraded my 2020 Intel MacBook Air to Big Sur (11.1). Since upgrading, I am unable to unlock the "lock" in the System Preferences panels that require it (the window "...
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How to import WiFi passwords into KeyChain access from JSON file

I have a JSON file with a few <wifi_name>: <wifi_password> pairs that I would like to import into KeyChain Access. Is it possible to that from a command line? I know it's possible to ...
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Mysterious login/password woes after migrating to Catalina

After migrating to Catalina, login after restart and after change-user feature different users/passwords, please help! I recently set up my new Airbook laptop with a fresh MacOS 10.15.7 and used the ...
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Can you recover a password stored in Apple Remote Desktop?

I have two servers that haven't been touched in ages. Their passwords have been forgotten and I have a Mac where Apple Remote Desktop has saved their passwords. Can I view those saved passwords? I'd ...
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After updating the password, many programs asking me to enter the new password

After updating the password, many programs asking me to enter the new password. How can I get rid of it? And outlook also asked to update something After updating the password, I cannot use Apple ...

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