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

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Keychain is broken system-wide after tampering with System.keychain

After some frustrations with a half-broken login keychain, I eventually found myself deleting System.keychain and hoping that it would regenerate with defaults. This was a terrible move in hindsight — ...
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Forgot iBooks Author book password - how to brute force it?

I found a book on my MacBook that I wrote some years ago. However, I password-protected it and did not save it in my keychain. I had the idea to brute force the password. I don't know of a way to ...
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Remove the duplicate password warning

I'm going through all my Safari passwords and updating the ones that Apple is warning me are no good for one reason or another. About half of the warnings are not accurate because Apple is warning me ...
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Migration Assistant failed to transfer both Mail passwords

I have two MacBook Pro's; one old, one new. I used Migration Assistant. It transferred two mail accounts, only one password. So only one account works. The second password is NOT in the keychain in ...
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Show password of mounted DMG file

I recently created 3 encrypted DMG files using the same password for all of them. Apparently I do not correctly remember the password anymore but one of the DMG files is still mounted. Is it possible ...
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I need to retrieve my password to get administrator access back in macOS High Sierra [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Pro that I have forgotten my administrator password to. I believe I last logged into it in 2018, so I am still using macOS High Sierra because I can't upgrade without being in the ...
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Why is Mac Mail refusing a correct password?

Recently Mac Mail started requesting the password for my MSN mail account and refusing the correct password when entered. I'm 100% certain the password is correct (I've used to to log in on iOS in ...
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Set password on iPhone 13?

I was recently considering buying an Apple iPhone 13 Pro. I like to ensure all of my devices are protected with passwords, having had a prior negative experience with a rogue organisation which could ...
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What level of access does a password manager app in iOS have?

In iOS, can a password manager app access and read everything that's displayed on my screen? Like app being used, or url being visited etc? How does it actually work? How does a password manager know ...
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How do I stop Safari from marking password "reused" on all sites using same LDAP

I have a few resources that are in different domains, but all use the same LDAP authentication. So I have company.com, sceretCompanyDomain.com, companyDomainForDevTools.com, etc. Which all use same me@...
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Password protect recovery mode apple silicon with new Recovery Lock Command

I am trying to restrict the ability for my child to access recovery mode on mac to keep filtering software in place. On intel macs you can set a firmware passcode that is separate from the admin user ...
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iPhone 8: I don't have a passcode, can no longer open phone

I got a refurbished iPhone 8 and was using it for a few days with just my thumbprint on the Home button, ie, Touch ID. Last night I downloaded Outlook and WhatsApp. This morning, I got the script: &...
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How do you prevent Wi-Fi passwords from being remembered on Mac?

I have a computer on Mac OS X Catalina that is used to access a Wi-FI network with username and password credentials on a shared local account. Because different users can access the same network with ...
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Does Apple ID two-factor authentication force iOS device passcode / touch ID / face ID?

If I have 2FA enabled for an Apple ID, am I required to use a passcode, touch ID, or face ID on iOS devices logged in to that ID? In my particular case, I want to enable 2FA so that I can sync ...
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Recalling a password leak warning

A while back, we got a warning that our password on a particular site has appeared in a leak DB. Where (if anywhere) in MacOS can we retrieve that notification? Wasn't able to deal with it at the ...
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Apple ecosystem - password management is inconsistent

I have an iPhone 11 and a 2020 MBP running Catalina and the password management between the devices is inconsistent. For example: yesterday I updated a password through Safari (MBP) on website X. ...
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Huge list of password under security recommendations

I was the victim of a leaked password I think from canvas and I have almost the same password for every website which means a long of passwords to change. However when I open 'Security recommendations'...
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macOS Safari can not delete stored http digest password

I enter a site with HTTP authentication, and use my credentials, username and password, and selected "remember password" option. After that, site is always accessible without login, which is ...
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How does Apple FaceID authentication work?

I gave my son my passwords to Fidelity Investments and my Spectrum Internet account. On his phone, he logged into both apps with my passwords and only needed his face (using FaceID) to access those ...
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How to use password from keychain for login into server in automator?

I'm using Big Sur and I want to create an app using Automator and run it as login items. I add 'run shell script' in Automator and add this command: mount_smbfs //user@192.68.1.20/shared_folder /Users/...
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Is this a Mac Malware

Today I was downloading some apps for an old windows PC I own using my MacBook Pro which has High Sierra. I downloaded Internet Explorer app from a googled source that I knew wasn't secure. And then ...
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Where does Calendar store passwords?

My organization has users rotate our passwords. I change my Active Directory password, then I need to go to various apps that use it and update their login information. Most apps seem to store their ...
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Why I can't login to my Mac without typing in my password sometimes?

In 99% of the time, I can log in to my sleeping Mac (M1 MacBook Air) using TouchID. But sometimes it shows that 'password is required to log in' screen, and the TouchID seems to be not working. This ...
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Does resetting an Apple ID remove the data from all devices logged in with that ID?

I forgot the passcode of my 2nd iPhone and now it's permanently disabled. If I reset it with iTunes will it also remove the data of the Apple ID from the first device which is logged in with that ID?
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How do I stop "node" asking for my password?

How do I stop "node" asking for my iCloud keychain password (for Adobe Creative Cloud)? My goals are never to see this dialog again, to continue using Photoshop. If I can't accomplish 1 ...
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Update Apple ID Settings - Unable to set-up keychain

Can anyone suggest a fix to this please, I recently reinstalled macOS Big Sur on my Mac Pro and verified my iTunes account using my iPhone, I have all the check boxes ticked except 'keychain'. I have ...
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MacBook Pro Didn't Go to Sleep and did not ask for password

I closed my 2020 M1 MacBook Pro (running Big Sur) at 9:57 p.m. I have my MacBook Pro set to passcode lock after 5 minutes of sleep. I opened my Mac at 10:09 p.m and my MacBook was not asleep/unlocked ...
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Constant password input and resets on Mac

I got a new MacBook Pro from my job and was pretty excited, but now I try to hold myself from tossing it out the window! It constantly asks me to enter passwords for installing things, keeps signing ...
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Samba shared between MacOS 11.3 and Debian 10 : password incorrect

On Big Sur 11.3 Big Sur, I do a CMD+K in Finder to connect to my Debian 10 Samba server named "pablo": But impossible to enter the right password, I am systematically rejected by the ...
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Safari on Mac not offering to save passwords

I've been using a regular password manager, and when Safari would ask if I wanted to save passwords, I probably hit "Never" on many different sites. I'd like to start using the Keychain and ...
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What password is sent when a router does not have a password set?

I promise this is not a hypothetical question. I am trying to use this GitHub repo - https://github.com/braineo/airport-bssid The latest OS X version does not allow specifying the BSSID so I am using ...
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What is the randomness of Apple generated passwords?

Today I was reading about an issue with the Kaspersky Password generator (https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1412411435842519049.html). They had an issue where the seed used was the epoch time in ...
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"Enter Passcode for Other iPhone"

I'm setting up an iPhone for a friend, who lost her old iPhone. She got a new iPhone at the Apple store. But when they configured it, she neglected to write down the new passcode & then keep it ...
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Can I view previous passwords?

Im on ios. I did the wrong thing changing my scratch account password and my iphone saved the wrong one. I can’t reset it since i dont have my old password (randomly generated secure one). Im stuck on ...
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Mac wifi passwords are being stored in System Keychain, not iCloud Keychain

I'd like my wifi passwords to be available across my Apple devices. But my Mac is storing wifi passwords in the System Keychain, not the iCloud keychain. That means they're not automatically shared ...
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How to protect against thieves unlocking iPhones and stealing money from bank apps?

This week some newspaper articles were published in Brazil regarding burglars that are stealing cell phones looking not to resell them or disassemble for parts, but rather to steal money from banking ...
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Unlocking Security & Privacy pane in System Preferences freezes - Mojave 10.14.6

First off, this is a work computer so I can't do anything harsh like reinstall the OS (or upgrade to Catalina) and the hard drive is encrypted. I figured I would ask on here before bothering IS since ...
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Forgot MacBook password but recovery mode didn’t work

So I just got my laptop back ate a year away from the office and forgot my pw. Luckily there is easy advice online about power + cmd + R to get into recovery mode. Trouble is from there I get stuck— ...
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iOS equivalent to Gboard filling Google-managed passwords

How can I get the passwords which are managed by my Google Chrome, when logging to non-web apps on iPhone? On Android I know users can use it from Gboard. I don't want to use Gboard keyboard on iPhone....
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"Invalid Email address" error when attempting to change account password on iPhond and iPad

I use Gmail. Recently I received an e-mail from Google informing me that my account may have been compromised. I verified this by logging into Google itself where I got the same message: that they had ...
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TouchID not filling passwords on Safari and just showing passwords stored inside Safari, not Keychain

I am using BigSur for the first time today, after unboxing a new iMac M1. I migrated all my stuff from an old iMac with Catalina, to this one, using a time machine backup. The new machine is working ...
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Downgrade iOS to bypass passcode? [duplicate]

I have an old iPad Air 2 that I forgot the passcode for. I want to unlock it without losing my data. I know it's probably impossible on the newer iPadOS but I want to know if I can downgrade the OS to ...
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Is there a way to reset the login password on big sur using the terminal?

As the title says… Searching online the way to do it is while logged in as the user: sudo security set-keychain-password -o oldpassword -p newpassword /Users/username/Library/Keychains/login.keychain ...
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Is there an equivalent to Microsoft LAPS for MacOS?

I am looking for a way to randomize local administrator accounts on MacOS. For Windows, there is a solution called LAPS, which randomizes the local admin passwords (so that every system cant get ...
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How do I keep my iCloud keychain from locking itself?

For some time I've had an issue with my "Local Items" keychain keeps locking itself (apparently when my machine sleeps and/or after a timeout). This was happening despite no timeout being ...
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How can I delete a keychain password for github and vscode?

The way of deleting keychain access codes is to open the keychain access control and right click on the code and delete which worked before . But Now It doesn't and when I press delete nothing ...
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Error while entering Apple ID (entered someone else's ID)

My wife received a used iPhone and decided to set it up herself. I thought that there would be no problems: what could go wrong there? but everything turned out to be much more serious Briefly about ...
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macOS Password AutoFill Extensions

Big Sur introduced and 1Password supports Password Autofill extensions (Similar to iOS now on macOS). I can see the option when I search for it in System Preferences but it doesn't show up under ...
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Apple account's password and iTunes for Windows gets auto-reset every few weeks

I am using my iPhone mainly for calling, chatting, checking mail and browsing the Internet. I almost never use purchasable or downloadable content. I connect my iPhone to my PC and launch iTunes for ...
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Volume password challenge in Migration Assistant

I'm trying to migrate a user account from an old MacBook Pro to a recent, two-year-old iMac. MacBook Pro, Mid-2010, High Sierra iMac, High Sierra I'm able to open Migration Assistant on both devices....

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