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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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How can I reset my password in recovery mode

I am unable to use “resetpassword” for this and cannot sign into any of my accounts until I reset my password. I cannot leave recovery mode until I have the password so I cannot run a “sudo” command. ...
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How can I use graphical "sudo" as a pam module?

I use Touch ID for sudo (pam_tid.so), and Apple Watch for sudo (pam_watchid.so). They allow sudo to authenticate us with new windows because they are pam modules. When both authenticate methods cannot ...
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`sudo passwd` asking for old password / reset recovery key

I'm an admin on my Mac (macOS Montrey 12.5), but forgot my own password. I can login remotely from another machine (SSH key based auth), and I have sudo configured with NOPASSWD for the admin group. ...
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Find and decode bytes containing passphrase hint (CryptoUsers structure) in FileVault Drive Encryption of HFS+ encrypted drive

I had a Mac computer running macOS 10.14.6 (I believe) and set up a Time Machine backup with encryption on a hard drive. It is encrypted with HFS+ with a password and a hint. The password was stored ...
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How to recover my Keychains on Mac Mojave?

I accidentally deleted my Keychains while trying to figure out why the VPN wasn't accepting my Keychain's password. I went into the Keychain Access app and clicked Reset my Default Keychains, and I ...
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Access deceased business partner's iMac?

I have a user whose business partner had an iMac. The business partner passed away some time ago, but their iMac is still in their old office. The user is wanting to begin using the iMac, as well as ...
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Apple ID password incorrectly and forgot his password [duplicate]

The problem is I don’t know his password, may be incorrect password, but Helped him to reset the password, made YouTube videos today at your house, finished ABA, then he was resetting My password via ...
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How to recover documents and photos from locked iMac [duplicate]

A friend's husband died suddenly a few months ago. He did not leave his password. The iMac (Big Sur) has many important documents and photos and the wife would like to recover them. She has her own ...
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Certificate recognized under Firefox but not under Keychain Access

I have a .pfx certificate that allows for access to work websites. The certificate is installed and authenticated directly through Firefox, and I have access to the websites. Because I need to test ...
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iPhone not asking to store passwords

I’m running the latest iOS available (15.5) and my iPhone 13 is not asking if I want it to keep my login details in the “password vault”. Actually, sometime, for some websites I’m asked, but for a ...
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Selling (sign out) multi-user, several Mac devices securely

In our company, we have several Macs and Macbooks. They aren't used anymore, so we want to sell them. The IT department said that we don't know about erasing the devices securely. So, I'm searching ...
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Processes asking Keychain access on Monterey

I was wondering how is working the processes access to keychain; when process ask access to “session” keychain do they get access to all passwords ? Or only to account names ? Might a pirate access to ...
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View macOS login password without resetting it through shell

I was wondering if I could view the macOS login password through shell without resetting the password. I rebooted my Mac and did Cmd+S and went through some .plist files but couldn't find anything. ...
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Mac won't even TRY a password

I don't mean it won't accept my password, I mean it won't even try it. First thing that happened: I came back to my computer and typed a password, and it disabled the password field like it does when ...
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Changing password by dscl causes an iCloud re-login

When I changed my account password using the dscl command, everything worked fine, but if I logged out of the account then logged in again, an iCloud popup appears: "This Mac can't connect with ...
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Lost Admin rights, Can't reinstall OS since there is a firmware password in Mac [duplicate]

I have a situation where my user account is now a standard account and I can't change anything because I don't have an Admin account. I can't use Sudo commands since it says user is not in sudoers ...
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Two different computers, same home folder name: trouble?

I have an old MBP (running El Capitan) with the home folder name: firstlast (that's made up, but you get it). I just got a new computer, and during setup it suggested "firstlast" again as my ...
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Someone requested a Apple ID password reset

I kept resetting apple id Password for my son!!! I keep getting these Apple ID password reset email! It’s saying this one: How to reset your Apple ID password. Dear Anthony Jackson, You recently ...
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M1 Mac (Monterey 12.4) Touch ID is not working for sudo

I followed [this set of instructions] for adding Touch ID authentication to sudo, but it's not working. Almost all the post/questions I found on the internet was more or less same and also they were ...
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How can I extract the TOTP secret from an iCloud Keychain?

iOS Passwords application/pane (since version 15?) has 2FA codes (TOTP), and here's an example: Here I'm using Instagram as an example, because one can enable 2FA for his account only via their ...
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TouchID doesn't always work

Touch ID works fine, but not always. I can understand that after a reboot or a logout / login, a password is required, but sometimes a password is required only an hour after closing the laptop lid ...
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Why do macOS and iOS ask me for the passwords of my other devices? [duplicate]

Usually after a system update, both macOS as well as iOS request that I re-enter my password for my Apple ID. So far, so good. However, I'm always also asked for the passwords of some or all my other ...
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Help: Mac Finder constantly asks for password when I add/remove tags

When I try to add or remove a tag from apps in my Applications folder, it constantly asks for my password to complete the action. This is in reference to apps that I have downloaded – for all apps ...
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Macbook Pro 14" M1 logs in with Touch ID but not with password

For some reason I can't login to my Mac with a typed password, only with Touch ID. I have checked if I was entering correctly, if caps lock was activated and have also changed the password, but I ...
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How to get the IP address and other information about someone who tried to log into my Apple account?

A few weeks ago I got a notification on my iPhone that someone from Germany was trying to access and log in to my apple iCloud account. I think they were successful in figuring out my password, but ...
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Cannot activate password auto-fill on iPhone 13 with iOS 15.5

I just started using an iPhone 13 with iOS 15.5. I use Bitwarden as a password manager and I'd like to activate the auto-fill functionalities. When I try to activate such functionalities, in Settings &...
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How do I allow specific (uncodesigned) programs to access certain keychain items without password?

I use the python keyring module to interact with with macOS Keychain, and I got a prompt to enter my login password to allow access (which I always click "Always Allow") every time I run my ...
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Admin account sudo code asking for password in Applescript

I'm trying to create an Applescript that COMPLETELY removes the user from having to set up an admin account AND with full access to the disk (on macbooks/macbook pros). The newly created admin account ...
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Can I integrate location manager and Security Preferences?

I would like to integrate location manager and Apple preferences so that the time to require a password after sleep or screensaver is 1 minute when I am traveling but 4 hours when I am at home. Is ...
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Keychain problems following Recovery Mode

On macOS Sierra (10.12.6). Last week, an installed application (XAMPP) tried to access my keychain upon launch (which it always does), but (for reasons still unknown) the correct password was rejected....
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I have a password problem with my iMac OSX 2007 desktop

I just recently bought a iMac OSX 2007 desktop from someone online. She does not have the password. It is password protected and I’ve been trying to figure out how to do a factory reset to reset the ...
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KeyChain asks for Touch ID and password multiple times

Whenever I need to view some WiFi password, KeyChain requests me to enter Touch ID, then it asks to input user login/password, and sometimes (when I don't use it for a long time) it requests for login/...
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MacBook Pro 2020 M1 Big Sur not accepting the right password

I am sure that I am typing the right password but my computer doesn't accept it. Mac doesn't show forget reset your password. When opening in Recovery Mode it doesn't show the startup disk. And when ...
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If I'm using password manager provided by Apple on my iPhone, what would happen if I lose that iPhone?

I just realized something, so I'm curious to know the answer. I bought an iPhone and seem to like the password manager that is built into it. I set up all my email passwords (Gmail and all) in it, as ...
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AppleScript to guess notes app password

I accidentally set a password on my notes app and I have no idea what it could be. I was hoping to write some code to just brute force guess at it using AppleScript. I really don’t have a ton of ...
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iCloud extension in Chrome asks for a code to be entered... where?

I hope this is the right sub... I have installed iCloud on my Win11 PC, and downloaded the iCloud Passwords Extension for Chrome. Every time I am asked for a password in Chrome, a box appears with a ...
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Can i remove Guest Account completely in Terminal or add a password when logging in even with FileVault enabled?

I have a Macbook Pro, with MacOS Montery Version 12.1 Just wondering if there is a way to either completely delete the Guest Account option on my Mac, not just turning it off, through Terminal maybe? ...
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Why did my password-protected MacBook unlock immediately after waking?

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro that is set up to require password to unlock immediately after sleep or screensaver begins. Well, I opened it up this morning after having it closed all night and it ...
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Gave Apple SSD disk password after selling. Is my security compromised?

I follow steps 4, 7 and 8 (I think...) here for a Macbook Pro 13 Late 2013 in order to sell it. I would like to know if my security is compromise for not doing steps 5, 6 and possibly 8. Asking since ...
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Can I reset my firmware password manually or using third party tools? [duplicate]

i forgot my firmware password on my macbook air 2013,i was tempting to replace my .efi file, but online articles says its too risks my machine can be corrupted forever. any idea on how i can solve ...
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Cannot wipe iPad

I have an iPad with another user still logged into iCloud with their Apple ID. That person has left the company and cannot remember her Apple ID password. She has tried resetting her Apple ID password ...
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Creating a new folder or pasting a file into shared network folder macOS asks for username and password

I am using macOS and facing an issue when trying to create a new folder or pasting a file into the particular folder located on a shared network server. A popup window occurs and asks for a username ...
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SQL Server Download Docker Issue for Mac

I am trying to download SQL Server on Mac and when I type, sudo docker pull mcr.microsoft.com/mssql/server:2019-latest into the terminal, I get prompted to put in a password. I have tried numerous ...
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How does iPhone encryption work?

I am trying to figure out how iPhone encryption works on iPhone 7. From my understanding there are 2 scenarios: Encryption is active by default (even without a lock screen password) and the encryption ...
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"Use Strong Password" autofill does not meet webpage's password criteria: Is there a way I can change Keychain's autofill suggestion?

Keychain suggested autofill password does not meet webpage's password requirement. Is there a way I can change the criteria of the autofill password feature to meet the requirements? The password does ...
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Disable/Lengthen FileVault 2 recovery key

Can I use FileVault 2 without a recovery key? If not, can I disable decryption via the recovery key? Otherwise, can I implement a longer recovery key? Reasoning: I use passwords that are at least ...
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Is there a way to add subdomains or different domains for one iCloud Keychain entry?

I have my passwords stored on ICloud via KeyChain the thing is it has different entries for something like: account.mywebsite.com and yet another one for the very same account only on the address: ...
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Mac wifi network is spinning and won't prompt for password

I want to connect to a password-protected wifi network at a co-working space. I chose the network and typed in a password but mistyped it. Understandably, it didn't connect. But I figured I'd be able ...
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Monterey's password manager in Firefox/other apps

How do I use the new Monterey password manager when I want to log in to a website in Firefox? I don't want to go to the System Preferences to look up the password, I want that it automatically pops up ...
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Mac Mini refuses my password even if its the correct one

As I wanted to keep my data more secure, I decided to change my admin password (my only account). I wrote my password on a piece of paper too (new passwords are easily forgotten). I try to connect ...
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