Questions tagged [password]

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

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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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How do I restore an iPhone 5 without Factory reset with a forgotten password?

My friend has an iPhone 5 that he forgot the password to, and he wants to recover the password without Factory resetting the device. Is there a "brute-force" password cracker that can be downloaded, ...
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macOS will not remember AirPrint password

[macOS 10.14.5] I have an HP OfficeJet Pro 8710, all the latest firmware updates as of today, and have changed the default AirPrint username/password. I can successfully print. However, even though I ...
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Starting VPN Connection without Keychain Password Prompt

My IKEv2 VPN client certificates are stored in Keychain. When I initiate a VPN connection, I'm immediately prompted for my Macbook administrator account password before access to the Client ...
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Shady password required for Update Apple ID Settings

My iPhone (under iOS 12.1) informs me that I should "Update Apple ID Settings" for otherwise "Some account services will not be available until [I] sign in again." When I launch Settings > Update ...
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How can I reset the answers of the security questions of my Apple ID?

I forgot the answers of the security questions. Not that I seriously need to do it now, but there might be a problem if I need to answer those in future. I still remember my password. How can I ...
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macOS Mail.app loses usernames/password for Google Apps accounts

Background: I manage 2 computers, both 2017 MacBook Pros. One of which is running macOS High Sierra 10.13.x (latest sub version) for about 6 months. The other one was running the same, but is now ...
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Re-connect Apple ID (iCloud) to macOS user

I recently got my first MacBook (Early 2015 13" MacBook Pro, running macOS Mojave) and have been setting it up for the past few hours. I changed my Apple ID email and my password a few times and then ...
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macOS forgets Wi-Fi passwords

My 2014 MacBook forgets Wi-Fi passwords. When I enter a Wi-Fi password and I reboot or let it go to sleep, then I have to retype the password again. I am running macOS Mojave, so I can't keychain ...
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Change app Google 2 Step Uses for Verification

On iOS Google’s 2 Step Verification asks to open The Gmail app when logging into a google account or service This happens even when the Gmail app has been uninstalled How do I tell Google to verify ...
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Upgraded to Mojave and now MacOS won't allow me to have the same password locally as my iCloud account

I upgraded a new to me MacBook Pro (Mid 2015) to Mojave and the checkbox was pre-checked to use iCloud to unlock MacOS. This setting keeps me from having the same local and iCloud password. How do I ...
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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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Install Linux without firmware password

I have a Late 2013 MacBook Pro with an unknown firmware password set. I don't know the firmware password because the laptop is a castoff from a company and I have no way to get the password from them. ...
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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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Why am I unable to change the password on my Mac?

I recently purchased my Macbook Air from school and they said that they have disconnected it from their server. But when I try to change the password for the admin account it shows me the following ...
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Why does iOS require passcode after reboot?

Why does iOS require a passcode (not Touch ID or Face ID) after reboot? Is passcode more secure?
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Mac OS X Server user can't change password

I have non-admin users who need to change their password. The passwd command is apparently limited to administrators. On the Server website, there's a change password link, but it doesn't work, and ...
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How do I recover a locked pages document password on my iPhone? [duplicate]

I wrote down a password that I thought was supposedly the password to the right locked password document in Pages. Now I can’t find a way to recover it on my iPhone. I have no hints put on it.
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Forcing the wifi password entry dialogue to display

When the administrator of a wifi network changes the network password to something new, previously associated devices that have the old password saved will no longer be able to connect until they re-...
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How do I I prevent passwords from being saved to the keychain?

Whenever I use the SVN command-line client on my Mac, it stores the password to os keychains without my permission. While the immediate issue is with the SVN command-line client, the scope of this ...
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External Disk, extended journaled with password, suddenly starts without password query

my External DiskLaCie hard drive D2 Quadra USB3, extended journaled with password, appears on the screen the next morning without a password query. On my MacBook Pro and on the hard drive no updates ...
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How do I delete or fix my Keychain after changing my password?

How do I reset my main keychain and completely delete the old one? I changed my password and its been coming up with all of these popups asking for my new password when I first login. If anyone can ...
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Root User Cannot Reset Another Users Password

I wanted to enable Root user on macOS Mojave Version 10.14.4 so that i can use it in case another users or admins lose their login credentials. I tried this and when i tested out password reset for an ...
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Mac Wake From Hibernate (not sleep) - prevent asking for password?

I have an old 2011 iMac (OSX 10.12.6) in the kitchen which I want to use as a "kiosk". It can go to sleep and on touching the keyboard I want it to come back on without asking for a password. Works ...
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Mac does not recognize password after upgrade

Background This morning I sit in front of the Mac at work and notice that some update is required. Furthermore, the upgrade to Sierra is allowable, but they told me to not upgrade for some reason, so ...
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Enable sudo without a password on MacOS

My Problem I would like to be able to run sudo commands on MacOS Sierra 10.12 without having to type a password. What have I tried I've read the following: Why does sudo ask for a password in ...
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Apple ID recovery mail going to wrong email address

I tried the forgot Apple ID / password option available on the Apple's site and selected the Reset via Email option. But the recovery e-mail they are sending to has got domain part wrong. As in m*****@...
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How can I make my Mac accept a user password of 8 characters?

I just unboxed my new MacBook Pro, running Yosemite 10.10.5. When I went through the setup procedure, it didn't ask me what password to use for my account, and just set it to that of my AppleID. (I ...
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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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Password settings do not appear!

At random times Apple Mail rejects the current stored passwords for my gmail accounts. When I go into Preferences>Accounts>Server Settings, the windows that are supposed to appear to change or update ...
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Can't find “setting -> iTunes & app store -> password settings” on iPhone

I want to turn off password for free apps on my iPhone. But when I followed some tutorials found on the Internet, that is, setting -> iTunes & app store, there's no password settings option. Is ...
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Password and recovery key are not accepted at random

2015 MacBook Pro OS 10.14.5 FileVault The issue is the correct password and recovery key randomly are not accepted - how can I solve this problem? Or, what kind of an approach can I take to ...
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How can I lock files with specific passwords on mac, ideally through terminal?

I want to lock my /etc/hosts file so that you need a password in order to write. I know you can encrypt files with Disk Utility, but in this case the file needs to be read by the computer and the path/...
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Is there a command line interface to Keychain's / the system Password Assistant utility?

When creating keychain records, changing your user password, and various other security-minded aspects of the system, there is a little key icon you can click on that opens the above Password ...
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Why does Apple allow factory reset if passcode is forgotten? [duplicate]

I just came across the instructions to factory reset Apple device if one does not remember the device passcode: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204306 I am very new to Apple and I don't understand ...
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Macbook Pro stuck after I enter my password

For last 2 days I am not able to login to my MacBook Pro. It was working fine and suddenly for no reason after I last shutdown my mac I am not able to login. The mac starts up fine and goes to the ...
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MacOS Sierra: I forgot my password but have the SSD's Filevault recovery key. Can I reset my password?

I'm on MacOS Sierra. I forgot my password, but I have the SSD's FileVault recovery key. I used the "Recovery Key" account recovery method when I set up FileVault, so I can't use iCloud to unlock my ...
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FileVault password and login options

I've had a Mac for years now, and I used to customize a lot the way the login screen and filevault password used to work on my device. Recently, I had to handle it to the Apple Store for a logic ...
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If I have a jailbroken iPhone, is there any way I can view, change, or disable the lock screen passcode?

I have a jailbroken iPhone 6s running iOS 12.1.2 and I have Cydia and Filza installed, as well as some UI modifying tweaks. I used unc0ver to jailbreak and I have complete read/write access to the ...
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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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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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Keychain password from my Gmail address is gibberish

I have a fairly simple password for my bla@gmail.com address, let's call it foobar123 If I open 'keychain access' app on MacOS, under keychains -> login, category -> all items, I can see bla@...
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Reseting password on employer's network account time machine backup

I recently used a time machine backup from my former work computer to give my personal computer a fresh start. I just restored the backup from my work computer (which I've now handed back in) to my ...
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Decrypt Safari's Form Values file

Back on Mac OS 10.7, there was an encrypted file called Form Values in the folder /home/Users/${user}/Library/Safari. This encrypted file contained all "auto-fill" form values in Safari. I don't know ...
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Where does File Sharing store SMB passwords

Because of High Sierra 10.13.1, I had to switch from AFP protocols to SMB. I only got this working by storing passwords in System Preferences > File Sharing > Options > Windows File Sharing (strange:...
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Can I make my Mac have two passwords for one account?

Is there any way I can get my login to accept two different passwords?
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changed Apple ID password on iMac, need to sync with other system passwords?

I have a very very difficult time remembering passwords. I changed Apple ID password and system required manual entry of other passwords. Here's my question. How do I sync all system passwords (...
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Stop Safari asking for my password when autofilling my password

When using Safari, it will attempt to autofill passwords and credit card numbers for me. However sometimes (more than once per login) it will ask me for me computer login password. Previously it ...
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How to contact Apple if somebody has created an AppleID using an email address of mine.

Before you downvote this question consider that I'm not the first to run into Apple's odd recursive authentication loop. Frustrated Apple User sums it up as: So Apple could do nothing and this guy ...
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Screwed up administrative name on sudo when trying to change usernames

Disclaimer: I am NOT at all fluent in coding or its jargon, so bear with me. I recently downloaded a software and wanted to remove it. I tried to do it via sudo on the MacBook terminal. I was trying ...