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Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security for your Apple ID designed to ensure that you're the only person who can access your account, even if someone knows your password.

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Is there a way to set up a new apple ID without a phone?

I want to create a new appleID that has no connection to my prior appleID, and still be able to use both of them at will. Because Apple insists of 2nd Factor authorization, this means you need to use ...
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Too Many Codes Sent Enter the last code you received or try again later

So basically I have two iCloud accounts, one on my devices and the other where I store some of my data, I tried to log in my other iCloud on safari as usual but it said that I received too many codes ...
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Google Authenticator app is asking for QR after factory resetting iPhone 11

I had a Google account up and said something about how I was not an administrator of the app, and then I could not do certain things. I'm on an iPhone 11 and I had to factory reset it yesterday. Now, ...
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Mountain Duck with two factor authentication or VPN

I am connecting to a server in Sweden from the US. I have no problem connecting to the server in Terminal using two factor authentication, required by the server in Sweden. However, I've been ...
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"Trust browser" and similar things don't work

Each time I login into Apple, either from web site or from TV or from iTunes, after I entered my password, I need to run and find my MacBook and allow entrance based on geolocation get pin code ...
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Two-factor authentication problems

I want to log in via a laptop on my iCloud that I have 2FA on, but my iPhone is currently unavailable. So I can't log in because I can't reach the 6-digit code. What can I do?
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ssh: saving password in keyring app

I am a user of a linux server with 2 level password authentication (public key+password). I log in with ssh on the terminal. My client is MacOSX. My passphrase for the public key is stored in the mac ...
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Does FileVault on macOS Monterey say it will use a recovery key, regardless of your choice, if you have an Apple ID 2FA recovery key?

Running a MacBook Pro 14" (M1 Pro, 2021) running Monterey 12.6 (FileVault off), if I go into System Preferences > Security & Privacy > FileVault, it says that if I use FileVault I would ...
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How can I switch from Google Authentication to Apple Authentication

Android user here since my first phone, I finally decided to switch to an iPhone. What a wonderful choice. I was able to switch to every Apple's services (passwords, mails, messages...) but I have one ...
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Is there a way to access Apple's 2FA Verification Code via Terminal?

I would like to script accessing the built-in two factor authentication code that is accessed via System Preferences -> Passwords. One of the apps I use does not prompt for the 2FA code so each ...
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Can Passkeys act as FIDO2 U2F devices, replacing YubiKeys?

To put it more precisely, can Apple's new Passkeys feature allow Apple devices to basically use their built-in Secure Enclaves like built-in U2F devices, replacing external USB security dongles like ...
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2FA: This Mac must be approved - but from which device?

Another 2-Factor Annoyance: I'm getting this message: "This Mac must be approved from one of your other devices to use iCloud Keychain." Does this mean one specific other device? Or does it ...
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Yosemite won't prompt for 2 factor Auth code

I am not a macOS user but am trying to help my nephew. On his 2014 Mac (running Yosemite, fully updated), he cannot connect to any sites requiring an Apple ID. When he tries to, he's asked for his ...
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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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Can't sign into App Store - wrong password - code on iPad

The HDD failed in my Late 2012 Mac Mini and I have a new disk installed and have used Internet Recovery to restore Mountain Lion to it. I'm trying to upgrade but any attempt through the app store ...
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Is it a security hole to get Safari Apple ID Two-Factor Authentication codes on the same Mac?

If I am not misinformed, the idea of two-factor authentication is that if an attacker somehow gets my Apple ID and password, they have an additional hurdle to overcome. But it seems to me that this is ...
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How can I update macos from app store that does not support 2fa?

I have a machine with Yosemite currently and I aim to install Big Sur on it. Unfortunately, even after I found the secret link to Big Sur on the app store, I'm not able to "get" it because I ...
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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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Can I disable Apple ID two-factor authentication after enabling it for the second time?

I previously enabled 2FA for my Apple ID and disabled it within the two-week window. If I re-enable it, will I get another two weeks to disable it? The reason I'm asking is that I want to enable ...
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How do I set a rescue email for my AppleID after I have set up 2-factor authentication?

I have set up two-factor authentication on my iPhone as a security setting, however, just to be safe (in case I ever lose access to this phone/number) I'd also like to set up a rescue email. ...
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How does apple mail deal with 2FA

I recently set up 2fa on some emails and chose google authenticator as the second method. These providers are outlook and gmail. When I use thunderbird on linux mint, I need to generate an app ...
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Computer cannot remember I authorized it for my AppleID, no other device to authorize it from

My computer is a Lenovo IdeaPad S540, I'm using iTunes 12.11.3.7, and my computer is running on Windows 10 version 21H1. I am trying to buy music on my iTunes, and my computer tells me it requires ...
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New MacBook but two-facor-auth codes are sent to old one

I bought a new MacBook Pro 2020 and want to retire my MacBook Air 2012. Since I wanted to start all installations from zero I did not use the migration assistant. Everything works great. The only ...
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App Store keeps asking me to type in verification code after password, but I'm receiving no verification code

The title is the question. I only own a MacBook and whenever I try to log in to the App Store I get the message: "An Apple ID verification code is required to sign in. Type your password followed ...
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AppleID Two-factor Authentification with Email address

Suppose I have 2FA activated for AppleID, and I lose my phone and I need to log in with my AppleID. This becomes further complicated when I travel to another country and have to use another, local ...
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Can I generate an Apple ID recovery key with Mac OS Mojave?

I have two-factor authentication enabled for my Apple ID. I want to generate a recovery key in case I lose access to my 2FA devices/phone numbers. Apple has a support article https://support.apple....
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macOS Big Sur YubiKey Login Freezing

Issue After upgrading to macOS Big Sur's update on 11/19/20, the login screen freezes intermittently, after entering the YubiKey login pin, requiring the MacBook Pro to be shut down completely and ...
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Is it possible to use a Google Voice Number for Apple Two Factor Authentication

I keep getting prompts to 'upgrade' my account security to use 2 factor authentication. The reason I am hesitating using my real phone number for unlocking my devices is because I don't want to be in ...
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Which iOS features require two factor authentication?

Today my iPad automatically updated its OS to 14.2 and it shows a prompt from Apple ID Security to enable two-factor authentication. The message mentions that "Some iOS features require two-...
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Does disabling the prompt to enable two-factor authentication on an iOS device disable future prompts from appearing?

I was recently working with an iPhone user who noticed that since updating to iOS 14, they were being prompted to set up two-factor authentication on their Apple ID. They temporarily dismissed the ...
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Google authenticator iOS app crash / fails to load after iOS 14.2 update

When I tap the app, it immediately crashes. I don't want to delete and reinstall the app because I am scared to lose my tokens.
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iPad won't let me update apps after update to iOS 14

Since updating iPads to iOS 14 I am not able to update apps. After hitting update I am asked for password which I do fill correctly. After about ten seconds the password dialogue appears again, and ...
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How can I use iPhone as a roaming authenticator for webauthn?

I would like to use my iPhone as a roaming authenticator using FaceID when authenticating to web sites using webauthn. I have upgraded my iPhone iOS to version 14.0.1. I use webauthn.io as an example ...
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Two-factor authentication when your device is not present

What happens when you have two-factor authentication enabled for your account, your iPhone gets stolen or lost and you have to login on e.g. an Android device to activate Find my iPhone and you have ...
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Access to apple id account

I know my apple id (and the email associated with it) but I don't remember the password. This is complicated by the fact that I don't have the phone # associated with account nor do I remember the ...
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What happens to a Developer Account when I disable 2-Factor Authentication

The company I work for does not own any apple devices and due to internal reasons not willing to invest in any (Period. Please don't suggest getting an iPhone 5 or similar). I am tasked with the ...
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Apple 2 Factor Authentication

I manage an Apple developer account for my company. I don't actually have or use an iOS device. I am being required to accept 2 factor authentication (2 step verification is already enabled) which ...
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Access iCloud on my Mac without my phone?

I left my phone at home, I'm on my Mac. I go to icloud.com. It tells me to enter the code sent to my devices. Normally a code pops up on my Mac but it's not this time. How do I access icloud on my ...
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How to deal with "Your Apple ID currently has two-step verification turned on, but two-factor authentication is required." on developer.apple.com?

https://developer.apple.com/apple-id/ Your Apple ID currently has two-step verification turned on, but two-factor authentication is required. After you turn on two-factor authentication, ...
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Apple two factor always thinks my device is a "new device"?

I have two-factor authentication enabled on my Apple accounts. The problem is that every single time, it thinks my device is a "new device". I added [*.]apple.com to my cookies whitelist at chrome://...
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How to change which device my AppleID's 2FA "Pin Code" is sent to

I have an single AppleId for multiple devices - about 20 devices (and rising). Every time I get a new device, I need to sign into App Store using my AppleId. In doing so, I get asked for a 2FA pin ...
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Two Factor Authentication for GUI Privilege Elevation prompt on Catalina

How can I set up two factor authentication for the privilege elevation prompts in macos, e.g System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> 🔒 in bottom left corner. If smart card is not possible (...
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Will turning on two-factor auth require me to know my security question answers? (because I dont)

Current status, signed in on several devices to iCloud services etc. I was prompted about using two factor auth and thought it a good idea. I also want to change the email address it uses so I used ...
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2FA for multiple Apple IDs on same device?

Apple now requires two-factor authentication on all Apple Developer Program accounts: In an effort to keep your account more secure, two-factor authentication will be required to sign in to your ...
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Endless "enter verification code" loop on old iPad for iMessage and FaceTime signin

I (well, my kid) has an old iPad with iOS8 on it. His Apple id has 2FA turned on (he also has an iPhone 5S). Recently we changed his password and now (understandably) iMessage and FaceTime no longer ...
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Is there a way to enable Two-factor authentication for my apple id without any physical device? [duplicate]

Apple has stopped publishing my apps in appstore, because my appleId has to be enabled with "Two-factor authentication" first. Now I have no MAC nor any iOS Phone / Tablet anymore. How can I enable "...
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How do I enter a verification code after it's sent to a trusted device

After updating OSX, the device wants to verify my applied through two factor authentication. Its sent a text message with a verification code to a trusted device, but won't progress to a dialog where ...
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How to disable Two-factor authentication for Apple ID? [duplicate]

I want to disable Two-factor authentication for my Apple ID. When I log in to Apple ID website, and click edit, it lists Two-factor authentication as On, but does not allow me to turn it off. How ...
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Will installing OS X Sierra mean my Mac can receive two factor authentication codes?

I managed to get myself in a two-factor authentication pickle. My Apple id is associated with a Mac (currently running OS X Yosemite), an iPhone and an iPad. The iPad just came back from repair and ...
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Apple's new 2FA requirement for developer Apple IDs [closed]

According to various reports, Apple is imminently going to force developers to use 2FA with their Apple IDs, but it’s not easy to understand exactly how Apple’s implementation will work. Please don’t ...
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