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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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Move Wifi passwords from one mac to another

A little bit of background here. I previously had High Sierra installed on my Macbook Air, but for some reason, at one point when I tried to boot up my mac, it showed a folder with a question mark ...
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How secure is File Vault 2 on Mac, given the fact that resetting/finding out someone's login password is not impossible?

There are ways to break File Vault 2 encryption: https://www.blackbagtech.com/blog/2017/07/13/macquisition-best-just-got-better/ Since you can reset a password when it's locked, I wonder in practice ...
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iCloud keeps prompting for password after password reset, unable to log out

I am helping a relative with her Mac computer. I am trying to update the iCloud password, and I believe I have done so successfully. I was able to confirm the password change and the login attempt ...
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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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macOS: Setting up an administrative account from a user account without admin password

I need to get administrative privileges from a standard user account. I am using macOS Sierra 10.12.6. I have six accounts on my MacBook for me and my family. One of them is administrative and the ...
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I can't enter passwords in Safari 11.1 on macOS 10.13 High Sierra because the last character gets removed

I installed a brand new 10.13 a few days ago. I downloaded it from the App Store and I installed all updates. I'm runnning Safari Version 11.1 (13605.1.33.1.4). Somehow I managed to log into Google, ...
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iOS 12.1.4 : Lost keychain passwords after signing out from Apple ID

I have an iPhone 7 running iOS 12.1.4. Today, I just randomly signed out from my Apple ID. Then I again signed in using my Apple ID and received all my pictures and videos back from iCloud. But I lost ...
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How do I get Apple to accept my account passwords?

My Mac has started asking for passwords to several of my (non-Apple) accounts (listed in Settings > Accounts), which until recently have been working fine. Entering these passwords (for several ...
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Admin password not working for sudo?

I've been trying to run this command in the terminal: $ sudo rm -ri ~/.Trash However after being prompted to type in my password (which I believe it needs to be the admin's password) and after ...
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Forgot Password After Amnesia

I need to connect my 2012 iMac back to the internet. I had it shipped back to my parent's house (completely different state from where I had it) after I had a motor vehicle accident while working for ...
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Cracking hashes for MacOS passwords

I've followed practically all the tutorials on cracking hashes for a macOS password, but I've come up empty handed. I've ultimately come up with this hash: Admin:$ml$28169$...
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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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Mojave 10.14.4 update causes mail passwords not to work

After 10.14.4 my hotmail and ntlworld mail accounts will not login. Have checked passwords and theses are the same ones that still work on the iPad and iPhone . But re-entering on iMac says "unable to ...
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Replace password prompt with Touch ID to read Keychain password

I'm using the following command to fetch a password from the Keychain in a shell script: security find-generic-password -w -s "MyServiceName" It works, but it's showing a popup window asking me for ...
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iPhone SE: forgotten passcode

I’ve recently changed the password on my iPhone SE (running iOS 10.x?) and now I’ve forgotten it. I was able to use my iPhone for a few days from TouchID but after the iPhone restarted today, I can’t ...
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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 2016 Touch Bar support elevating admin privileges in macOS? Somewhat differently, can the Touch ID give sudo access in Terminal? I'm guessing that the former may be ...
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Apple ID locked - reset password

So my son forgot the password of email and Apple ID password. When we go to reset, after we enter the Apple ID, it says it will send instructions by email to ****@icloud.com He can't get in his email ...
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I have never seen this “Sign in…” message before downloading

I Am wondering why I am getting the message [above] all of the sudden. As far as I know I am already signed in. Why is this message being displayed, rather than the one similar to the one in the 2nd ...
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Encrypted forgot password NO Recovery Key

I forgot my password to my Macbook Pro and I dont have the recovery key. I dont ever remember putting my computer on FileVault lock...to the point well forgot my password. I need help :'( I have ...
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sharingd wants to use the "Local Items keychain

Every time after I log into my computer the first thing that happens is I get this message even if I put in the password. I can click it 3 times or so and it will go away, or I can give it the ...
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How can you clear a Mac without access to the admin account (firmware password enabled, unknown)

I have a late 2009 Mac running High Sierra and I recently acquired it from my girlfriend who said it belonged to her father. Her father has since passed, taking the passwords with him, so I'm not sure ...
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Keychain does not sync all Keychain items across devices

The Keychain application on my Macbook only syncs the "iCloud Keychain" items with my other Apple devices, which I guess is somewhat the point of "iCloud Keychain", specifically the passwords that are ...
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Cannot backup Time Machine to Synology NAS due to “… problem with username or password.”

I'm setting up a Synology NAS running DSM 6.1. I only have SMB enabled (up to SMB 3) and enabled Bonjour for Time Machine discovery. I've setup my shares, set quotes, granted appropriate user read/...
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Mac asking for username and password on starting up

I am running MacOS High Sierra on a Macbook air and this is the screen that usually comes up on booting. The mac starts up after typing the right password. From yesterday after restarting, after ...
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Stuck in Windows with no firmware password

A little while ago I used Boot Camp in macOS to get into Windows on my Macbook Pro 2017, and now am stuck in Windows because I don't have the firmware password to get back in. Since this a school ...
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After running `ssh-add -K` to add my SSH key to the Apple Keychain, what is the name and type of entry shown in Keychain Access.app?

Supposedly this console command will add my private SSH key to the Apple Keychain, as discussed in this Answer on the Question, How to use Mac OS X Keychain with SSH keys?: ssh-add -K path-to-my-...
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Unknown Admin Password on New/Used IMac 2011

How do you Change the Administrator User Name and Password if you can not see it on the users list and do not know the previous one?
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Force Strong Password Generation

Is there any way to prompt iOS to generate a password when it doesn't detect a New Password/Change Password field?
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What can I do when my Time Machine password is not accepted, although it's correct?

Having troubles with a botched system upgrade on OS X 10.10.3, I tried to restore my MacBook Pro, 15" Early 2011 version, using an encrypted Time Machine backup made on an external USB drive. The ...
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Ability to add non-SMS non-Apple 2-factor auth to an Apple ID?

I would like to add non-SMS, non-Apple 2-factor authentication to my Apple ID account. This is the "scan a QR code"-type Time-based One Time Password (TOTP) based on RFC 6238 implemented by client ...
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How to tell the difference between a legitimate Apple request for my password, and an app phishing attempt?

If an app pops up a modal that looks just like the Apple password request modal, how can I tell the difference? https://krausefx.com/blog/ios-privacy-stealpassword-easily-get-the-users-apple-id-...
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“Unable to obtain authorization for this operation” when trying to reset my default keychain

I've not been able to save new passwords to my keychain lately. In addition, I can't view any of my passwords. I'll open Keychain Access, pick a login entry, click the Show Password checkbox, and ...
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Should I change my password if I see an iOS popup that someone tried to login from an unrecognized city?

An iOS a popup just occurred that says someone tried to login from a city I do not recognize. In the past, I have changed my password when this has happened - but despite using a unique, multi-...
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How can I have iOS Safari remember credentials for websites with HTTP(S) Basic Authentication?

I have a HTTPS website which is protected by basic authentication. When I use Safari on macOS to access this website, it will store my credentials (in the Keychain). However, Safari on iOS (11.2.6) ...
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Should my child know their Family Account Apple Id password?

My 8-year old child's iPad it logged in with their child's family account under family sharing. I am using a Parental Passcode to restrict access. It seems that (according to Apple Support, a '...
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sudo: /etc/sudoers is owned by uid 501, should be 0

To run programs as sudo without password, I edited /etc/sudoers with wrong content. Then I re-edited it with Mac's default text editor(course sudo cannot be used when /etc/sudoers is wrong). I ...
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Is my Apple Id under attack, and how do I fix it?

So I got an e-mail from Apple which says: You recently requested a password reset for your Apple ID. To complete the process, click the link below. Reset now > If you didn’t make this change or ...
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Managing iCloud Keychain Accounts on iOS

How do you do this? On macOS, once you enable iCloud Keychain, all of your accounts get listed in the Internet Accounts System Preferences Pane. Active ones and inactive ones. So on any given Mac, ...
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After apple id login change iPad wants password to old iCloud login I don't have

I updated my apple login a couple of years ago when I changed email addresses. Recently started using an old iPad not used since the email and login was updated. Changed the apple id login in settings ...
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iphone 6s freezing; passwords

my iphone 6s plus has been freezing on me randomly and frequently. i have the most current ios. this was happening before the latest ios upgrade. i tried both soft and hard restarts. then i did a "...
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“To continue using iCloud, confirm your new Mac password” keeps crashing

I recently changed my Mac password, and a System Preferences notification comes up, asking me to "confirm Mac password to continue using iCloud": However, when I click Continue, all that happens is a ...
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Trouble logging into macOS

When I left my MacBook Pro for a minute, it closed out, which is normal. But, when I returned, it refused to accept my password to my regular administrator account. So I clicked on Guest User to see ...
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How to enable Norton virus updates without requiring OSX admin password? (El Capitan)

I have elderly parents who are regularly confused and frustrated by prompts "from Norton" for their Norton id and password. They are not prompts from Norton, they are prompts from Mac OSX, telling ...
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How to decrypt shared WiFi passwords?

With the introduction of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, a new feature was added: Sharing WiFi Passwords. This awesome and convenient feature comes with one draw back: The passwords are stored in ...
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iPhone seems to be caching passwords or credentials, how to remove them?

My IT department is suspecting that my iPhone is caching some passwords or some other credentials to our work network that causes account lock downs for my work PC (the IT system receives invalid ...
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Passwords in Chrome

I forgot one of my passwords stored in Chrome. When I navigate to the page Chrome offers to auto-fill it in. I need to know the password. I checked Settings, it says View and manage saved passwords ...
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Reset admin password without the old password

I am trying to reset the admin password through command line. Below command used to work till High Sierra: sudo dscl . -passwd /Users/admin new_password But on Mojave it throws an error saying: ...
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Password to Join FaceTime Call

I am conferencing a few friends over FaceTime video in the near future and would like to add a fun feature to the call. I want that as I call my friends and they accept the call, they are greeted with ...
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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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Rescue data from Powerbook G4 with forgotten password

I have a Powerbook G4 whose owner forgot her password. (This is a Powerbook 6,8. The install disk says OSX 10.4 but I don't know if it's been upgraded.) I can't insert the install disk into the ...