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Mac OS logs in with any password and prompts to create a new keychain or update the keychain password

I recently had a problem with my MacBook so I had reset the SMC and the PRAM. After having the problem resolved, when I first logged into Mac OS (Mavericks 10.9.3) all my settings were reset. After a ...
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Is keeping a directory with all password a bad habit? [closed]

I use a mac (though this is not critical to the question, it has some relevance) Every time I have to choose a password, I make a plain text with name of the website, username, and password in it. ...
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How to reset forgotten Administrator password on MacO X?

We recovered a MacBook from our Marketing manager; it was the only Mac in the company so our skills with it are somewhat limited. The Mac boots fine and logs in, but we are stuck with doing ...
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Does Dropbox store my password on my computer?

About a year ago I changed my Dropbox password and lost access to the email address my Dropbox account was associated with in the same day due to a rather acrimonious end to my employment. I almost ...
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Strange symbols in password when installing Win7 => lost password

I think I'm victim of a rather curious mistake. I installed Windows 7 through BootCamp, chose a password with some symbols (like #€<&, etc). What I didn't realize was that the keyboard layout ...
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Excel for Win 2010 and Mac 2011 passwords

I got a .xlsm file created on Windows (Excel 2010) that can be opened on Mac (Excel 2011). However, when opening the Editor to view the VBA modules the password (known on Windows) is said to be ...
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Mac unlock screen log

As the title says, can I trace the log that unlocks my screen? I wrote a script to log events with user login, but cannot log only the screen lock. Any unlock screen / wake-up from sleep log? What ...
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iMac version 10.8.5 keychain isn't working and I didn't send the backup keychain to Apple

`How can we get into the computer without the usernames and passwords?What if there's an administration reset/backup keychain set and I can't remember what that is. I've tried every old password and ...
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Mac Connect to Server doesn't show login screen:

Using Connect TO Server function, I entered credentials once, incorrectly, now I use connect to server and it doesn't show me the login screen but goes ahead and tries to mount the share ... Anyway ...
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What is an easy way for users to remotely change their passwords on mac os x snow leopard servers?

I have been entrusted with our little snow leopard server. It is supposed to work as an FTP server - and does (hooray). Now, I have given the six or so people in our team usernames and passwords to ...
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Force OSX text field to accept copy-paste

Short version: Is there a way to force text field in OSX to accept pasting a string, despite that the developer (Apple) set it to not to accept copy-paste? Long story: Platform: OS X 10.8.2 ...
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I forgot my encrypted disk password on OS X

My disk is formatted with Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted). I have a super long and random password. It won't let me paste my password in and I keep manually typing it wrong. There is nothing on ...
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How can I recover a saved account password from Yahoo! Messenger on a Mac?

The Problem I have a friend who's forgotten their Yahoo account password. They changed it recently and forgot what it was changed to. Fortunately, they have saved the password in Yahoo! Messenger ...
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In OS X how to avoid typing passwords twice if FileVault 2 is enabled?

After erasing the startup volume with encryption enabled (FileVault 2) and restoring the previous backup, I found myself needing to type passwords twice: the first one is to unlock the drive and the ...
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How to prompt user for a password to use an application in Mac?

Is there a way to prompt the user for a password when he or she tries to open a given application? And is there a way to set that to something different than the user account password? I want it to ...
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Would Keychain be safer than Firefox Password Manager?

Theoretically speaking would Keychain be safer to use in Firefox than Firefox's own password manager? The reason I ask is because Chrome is using Keychain.
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How do I configure SSH on OS X?

I'm trying to SSH from one Mac running OS X 10.6 to another. Seems to work fine via a password, but I can't get it to use a RSA key instead. Where is the ssh configuration file on OS X and what is the ...
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Mac Book Pro locks screen and then won't accept proper password to unlock

I have a MBP 6.2 running mac os x 10.6.8 and I've just recently starting seeing this problem. When I go away from my Mac, I always lock the screen. When I come back and put in my password, the mac ...
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Hotel wifi cached wrong password. Now stuck in endless failing loop

I am using Mac OS X. I am at a hotel where a website login prompt pops up when you connect to their open wifi. I typed the password wrong, and saved the password on accident. As a result, it no ...
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Password-protected file in Mac OSX

How do I store multiple files in an archive (like .zip/.rar) with password-protection on Mac OSX? It has to be a portable file to keep on Dropbox or a USB-key. Also, the password-protection must be ...
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PuTTY password prompt changed, can't login

Hey. I've been using PuTTY to SSH into my Mac a bunch. When I did that I got the screen: login as: username, Using keyboard-interactive authentication, Password: Which worked fine. But after I tried ...
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Retrieve forgotten Windows Live ID's password

I have forgotten my Windows Live's password AND secret question AND alternate e-mail account. I can still access my account from Safari on my MacBook, because I told it to save my password, which led ...
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How can I password-protect a Mac shared folder on a Windows workgroup?

We have a Mac-mini running 10.5.8 which already acts as a fileserver for our simple Windows (mixed XP/Vista) workgroup. The Mac-mini is on the same workgroup and the files are shared via SMB, FTP, and ...
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How can I add a boot up password to my Intel Mac?

Back in the PowerPC days, you used to be able to use OpenFirmware to set a boot up password. This would prevent someone from being able to use, for example, single user mode or target boot mode ...
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How to recover my password in Mac OS X?

I have a serious problem with my Mac - I don't need to enter my password to login but when I need to edit a file using the vi editor I have to enter the password. I don't remember the password - is it ...
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Mac and Windows alternative to KeePass?

Hey I want to sync passwords between a Mac and a PC with the database being stored on an FTP site. However, KeePassX can't open KeyPass 2.x databases, and neither KeePass 1.x or KeePassX seems to ...
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Retrieving password for VPN in Mac OS X

I'd like to retrieve a password I entered a while ago for a VPN in Max OS X Tiger (in the Internet Connect app) and have since forgotten. It's probably stored with some simple obfuscation in some ...
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Encrypting partition/volume using TrueCrypt

I'd like to password protect an existing partition on my mac using TrueCrypt. I selected the partition using "Select Device", but I'm not sure what exactly is the process, can someone please tell me ...
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Password-protecting folders and drive (Mac)

My Macbook goes into repair for a day, so I'd like to protect my private folders, infact the the whole secondary partition if possible so its not accessible even when OS X is booted from an external ...
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Default username and password for *.example.com

I have a bunch of dev domains that are all subdomains of example.com e.g. test1.example.com, test2.example.com etc They all use HTTP authentication and the same username and password. Is there a way ...
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Migrating keychains between Mac machines

Soon I'll be buying a brand new Mac. I already have all the applications I want on the new one (or some of them, rather). However, I want to migrate my keychain. How does one go about that? Is it ...
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Forgot Password on Mac iBook

Well, I have an older mac iBook from my school, and I need to enter a password to transfer applications from the iBook - the New iMac I got yesterday.. How can I over ride the password?
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Password Manager that can sync a Blackberry and Mac OS X

I use a Blackberry Bold and a Macbook Pro. I am looking for a solution to have a synchronized password manager between the two devices. All the commercial ones I have discovered won't work between a ...