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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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OSX High Sierra won't save any passwords

I have looked for any solutions for this problem, and it is a huge problem I'm having with the latest upgrade. I saw another user has had the same issue and posted it on the apple forum here. https://...
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Change managed mobile account with server 5.2

So I have an account on my iMac (Sierra 10.12.6) which was managed by a mac mini with mac OS Server (5.2). Actually, it's always considered Admin, Managed, Mobile open the iMac (even if I don't ...
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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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Backup iCloud Keychain

I recently encountered an issue where a very important (and non-resettable) password was deleted from my iCloud Keychain. All of my OSX-based keychains are backed up via Time Machine, but I realized ...
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How ask for administrator password before mounting any disk or image?

I have a place with some mac computers and I don't want anybody mounting anything. Is there a way to ask for administrator's password before mount an USB or image?
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Why does Keychain ask for the login password twice to show a password?

Whenever I want to view a password in my Keychain, it asks me the login keychain password twice: First like this: Then like this: I'm having trouble understanding why. I am running macOS High ...
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Active Directory user cannot log in

In my company AD we have a user cannot log in the Mac. The mac has bounded to AD, and the other users can log in without issues. It happens after I removed her mobile home directory on Mac. I thought ...
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Apple Keychain passwords do not sync between my Mac and iPhone?

It's quite annoying that I register on a site using my phone but the login info does not sync to my Mac when trying to sign in there. Mac OSX and iOS 10.
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Search iCloud keychain for all accounts that use a specific password

I used one of those services that scans the internet for compromised passwords, and some passwords I recognized came up, and some that I didn't. In any case, I want to search my keychain for all ...
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Difficulty finding Internet passwords on keychain using terminal security command

I am trying retrieve an internet password from the keychain but I always get back: security: SecKeychainSearchCopyNext: The specified item could not be found in the keychain. ...despite the entry ...
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Persistently being signed out of iCloud across all devices

For a week now, I'll get a notification at least once a day, if not more, telling me that I am to sign back into iCloud. I then have to go across all my devices and enter the password. Every so often ...
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OS X 10.10 default username and password?

Is there a default username/password for brand new OS X installs that have yet to go through the initial setup process? I have several headless macs already racked, but no display set up for them, ...
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Encrypted External Drive Using Apple's Password Generator and Forgot the Password: Can It Be Salvaged?

I have a partition on an external HD with some Time Machine backups. I decided to encrypt the partition using Finder and used Apple's built-in password generator to create the passphrase. ...
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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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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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Can't change time before password is required after sleep or screen saver starts

I recently upgraded to Mojave on my 2015 MBP. I had the time before password is required after sleep or screen saver begins set at 1 hour which is what it still says in System Preferences but I ...
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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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Unable to link FaceBook account to High Sierra

I'm using a late 2009 MacBook (A1342) running a clean install of High Sierra. When I add my FaceBook account in system preferences, it seems to be successful but macOS continues to prompt me for the ...
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What should happen when Face ID is turned off after having been used?

I can't find anywhere in Apple's guidelines what the behavior of Face ID should be in the following scenario: I enter valid credentials I enable Face ID I use Face ID to log in (for some period) I ...
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Export Google Chrome Password

I am hoping that someone knows how to do this. I've been searching online for days now and I have found no solution that works. So, I am looking for a way to export the passwords saved on Chrome as a ...
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iCloud login fails with correct password

The iCloud system preferences on a MacBook continues to display "enter your password to continue using iCloud" even when the password is entered correctly and verified working with an iPhone and ...
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High Sierra asking me for disk password

I have been having a nightmare since I decided to update to High Sierra. High Sierra was failing to install on my HD disk prompting me with the error discussed here (https://forums.developer.apple....
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iPhone: Safari password manager does not work with Hotmail anymore

Having a Microsoft Hotmail account I used to login on my iPhone Safari browser using the Safari password manager. But since Microsoft changed the login screen to a two step procedure (first the ...
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External Drive Encrypted Journaled - Show Password Hint

I encrypted an external hard drive using MacOS Journaled Encrypted about a year ago. I'm confident that I was prompted to provide a password hint when I entered the original password and formatted the ...
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How to clear out a saved password on iphone

I have used the ESPN app using my Facebook credentials for quite awhile (years). Recently I logged out and let my friend log in, also using Facebook. After she did her stuff she logged out. I went to ...
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Login password not required after sleep

I have an issue where my login password isn't being required after my Mac goes to sleep. In the System Preferences > Security & Privacy pane, I have checked the "Require password ... after sleep ...
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Mac Mail Server 10.9.5 keeps getting password couldn't be set error

I am trying to change an mailbox password but each time attempt to I cannot procceed and I am faced with this error: The password could not be set. In order to set the password of a user with an ...
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How to extract password from Mac Mail, which isn't in the keychain

I have an old gmail account to which I forgot the password. I have it setup in Mac Mail, and I can receive emails, but I forgot its password to login to the web interface. All the internet research ...
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Why do macOS accounts passwords with FileVault2 not work with punctuation or accented characters?

My MacBook Pro is running Sierra with FileVault enabled. I recently enabled iCloud 2 factor authentication. I had previously been using 2 factor verification, and my macOS account password was linked ...
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Are passwords stored in iCloud backup when KeyChain is disabled?

[Rephrased and slimmed down as recommended]: Apple suggests a method to avoid saving passwords in iCloud backup by not creating an iCloud Security Code when KeyChain is enabled: https://support.apple....
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Require password when quitting application

I am setting up computers to run at a visitor centre, to be used by the public. I have been able to work out how to use Google Chrome in kiosk mode, but not a way for people to not be able to easily ...
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What is the purpose of lock the login keychain?

This is what I mean: When I try to lock above keychain I get a lot of pop alerts similar to this: accountsd wants to use the login keychain, "safari wants to use the login keychain" and so on. If ...
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Authenticity of password prompts

This article on osxdaily.com discusses an issue in Mavericks and Yosemite where the user is prompted for passwords "at random times". In the article, the following is claimed. [The scenario where ...
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Temporarily set non-iCloud password; now both temporary and iCloud passwords required at startup

My Yosemite MacBook Pro is normally set to use my iCloud password. Taking it in for service to the Apple store, they suggested I create a temporary password, which I did by going to Users & Groups ...
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Why does Keychain ask for the same password twice?

For security reasons, I have a different password on my keychain than my user account password. I have achieved this by opening Keychain Access.app, right-clicking on the Login keychain, choosing ...
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Brute Force on Whole Disk Encryption

I'm helping someone that changed their password (Thanks to corporate policy) and then forgot what they set it to. They remember the first part so I would not need to completely brute force it. I was ...
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stop Ipod from asking for old Apple ID password

Recently, I've changed my Apple ID because my old E-mail has been hacked. Now that I set the new one as my apple ID, the old Apple account still appears when I open almost all my apps on my Ipod Touch ...
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sleep, screensaver and Filevault

I am mystified: first, I have an iMac and a MBP, both running mountain lion. In System Preferences > Security > General > Require Password after sleep or screensaver, I can adjust the time to 4 hours ...
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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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How can I verify the backup password for an iOS device?

In iTunes, my iPad shows itself as backing up to "This Computer", and the "Encrypt Local Backup" button is checked. I believe I know the password, but I would like to be sure. How can I verify that ...
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Exclude admin user from global password policy

I have added a global password policy which enforces password rotation for every 90 days. But there are two types of accounts: User Accounts - Enable Password rotation for 90 days Admin Accounts - No ...
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How do I change the Keychaing password on a used Apple Mac

I bought a used Apple all in one Desktop Computer. I need to know how to change the Keychain password since I don't know it. The man passed away and I purchased it at an auction. Is there anything ...
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How to harden user/login password?

In High Sierra or Mojave, is it possible to harden our login password so that the hash is more difficult to crack? I'm not a crypto person, but can we increase the iterations or hashing algo strenth ...
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Can't save password to established gmail account on iPad iOS 9

I've got more than one gmail account, but on one account the mail app began demanding my password but then won't save it. I tried deleting and reading the account but after deleting was unable to ...
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How to prevent/remove the Remember password in my keychain check box

I have some encrypted sparse disk, but every time I try to mount them I get the pop-up dialog asking for the password and below an option to remember the password in my keychain. How to disable/...
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su -fm nobody asks for “Old Password”

Why would "su -fm nobody" prompt to change the nobody password on one MacOS system but not on others? I am curious about this because system scripts such as locate.updatedb that run as the ...
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iPhone - Passwords no longer autofilled

The password autofill feature has stopped working on my iPhone. I am also no longer getting it on predictive text display. How do I get this feature to work again?
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Can reverting to a previous Time Machine instance enable Keychain data access?

A client is running 10.9.5 on a ten year old Mac. They recently reset the admin password so that it is now different from their keychain password. They've got a bunch of passwords stored in keychain/...
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Bruteforce FileVault Encryption?

I've been getting into forensics and penetration testing lately and hoping someone can explain what the below data is and how it might be used to perform a bruteforce (hashcat) attacks against ...
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Password field focus

On my corporate 2015 MBP, when you mistype the password the, the password dialog shakes and then the password field loses focus. I'm currently running 10.12.6. This did not happen with El Cap and ...