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 can I setup two iCloud Keychains?

I want to replicate my Keychain setup for OS X in iCloud Keychain, to have passwords sync between iOS and OS X devices. The way I set it up was following this article. The idea is having the default ...
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MacBook admin account password reset using Apple ID does not work

I talked to Apple support and they were not able to figure this out. MacBook 13 Retina Early 2015 with latest 10.11 El Capitan updates. I changed my admin MacBook user password, tested the new ...
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How to bypass Touch ID provided access to the iCloud account?

If a user has Touch ID on. Then he loses his finger, or dies. How to unlock the phone? Provided he or his family know the iCloud password.
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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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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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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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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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How do you stop Safari from offering passwords from all subdomains of a domain?

So I have these few websites in the same domain (i.e. example1.domain.com and example2.domain.com) that have a different subdomain and Safari offers me passwords from all of them when I enter just one ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to reset security questions if I forgot them

I've forgotten security questions to my account and I want to reset them. I've logged into my Apple ID, went to security section, and went ahead and clicked the link which says "Reset security ...
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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 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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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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Can AppleScript be used to brute force a FileVault drive where the password is lost?

I make a terrible mistake. I totally lost my paper with the secret password for my encrypted external GUID hard drive. This external drive contains many pictures but also some works documents very ...
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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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Ability to add non-SMS non-Apple 2FA to an Apple ID?

I would like to add non-SMS, non-Apple multi-factor authentication to my Apple ID. Specifically the "code generator"-type Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP) based on RFC 6238 implemented ...
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Can Touch ID for the Mac Touch Bar authenticate sudo users and admin privileges?

Does Touch ID for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar support elevating admin privileges in macOS? Somewhat differently, can the Touch ID give sudo access in Terminal? I wonder this because I'm considering ...
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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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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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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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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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Sync Chrome passwords with Apple iCloud Keychain

Is there a tool or a process where I can export/sync my Google Chrome saved passwords into iCloud Keychain?
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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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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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How to Set a Short User Password in macOS Mojave and Later (10.14+)

I just installed macOS Mojave and put in my usual short desktop-only password I've been using for years (yes, you read that right). Now though, the operating system rejects setting a password less ...
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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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Safari created a strong password but did not remember it

On a website I tried to change my login password. After typing it in once, Safari replaced it in both input fields with a generated strong password. In the menu on the bottom I tried to select “other ...
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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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Can‘t update any iOS Apps: “If you have an Apple ID, sign in with it here“

Edit: I did a factory reset and it worked. Very annoying bug... I haven‘t been able to update apps in months. Whenever I click on update, the App Store prompts me with: “If you have an Apple ID, sign ...
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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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