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OSX 10.9 Mavericks: admin password lost - recovery mode doesn't work

On my Mac (10.9 Mavericks) I have a normal user account (rxt) and an admin account with administrator privileges. Last week I changed this admin password, and forgot it. Stupid that I didn't store in ...
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OS X - Disable password prompt for specific application (AMPPS)

I would love to figure out how to disable the admin password prompt for a specific application (AMPPS). I use AMPPS for local development, and it is constantly asking for my admin password every time ...
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Chrome: How to propagate a password from Keychain after I delete a user from Chrome setting menu

I would like to know how to propagate a password from Keychain automatically after I deleting existing chrome user using delete this user button from Chrome setting menu. It worked more than a month ...
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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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Location of SHA512 Haslist on Mavericks>

I'm trying to find the SHA512 hash of the user passwords on OS X Mavericks (10.9.1), I'm aware that you can get the user .plist from: /private/var/db/dslocal/nodes/Default/users/{username}.plist ...
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Remove internet password from OSX Keychain [duplicate]

I'm unable to delete my FB internet password from OSX Keychain. I have it stored 3 times and what upsets me I don't know when did it stored it. Error message is 'The specified item could not be found ...
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How to reset the Apache web server password on Mac?

When I try to start the Apache web server on our Mac it asks for a password. I forgot the password and I know that I was the one who put the password on it because I'm the only person in our family ...
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Reset root password or enable sudo on MacOS X Mavericks

I have a MacOS X Mavericks installation with a single user Admin and empty password for that account: Now I'm trying to install Cocoapods, but can't use "sudo", because I don't know the root ...
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How to get OS X 10.9 to save WPA2 Enterprise passwords in System keychain?

I am using OS X Keychain as my password manager. To make it reasonably secure, I have a different password on my login keychain than on my user account, and have the keychain set to lock automatically ...
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0answers
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How can I make OS X use the keystrokes that I wake it with as the log-in password?

When I am waking my computer from sleep (or just from having the screen turned off after not having used it for a while) first the screen comes on, and then it asks for my password, and then I can ...
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1answer
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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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OSX Server - My Administrator password expired?

In our office we run an OSX Server (10.7.5). Today I needed to log onto the server to adjust some settings. I attempted to use Apple's Remote Desktop tool as I usually do. When attempting to connect ...
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Exporting `pass` password manager's passwords

I recently started using the pass password manager and I'm loving it, got me my Git repo for it and all. The problem is that I thought of something, what happens when I want to for example re-install ...
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2answers
643 views

Securly storing passwords in keychain on mac

As with anyone nowadays i have a ton of passwords, and keeping track of them is a real pain, especially when you also have to remember database and server passwords. I was looking at using the ...
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1answer
284 views

Updating domain password on OS X Mountain Lion

I'm using Mac OS X on a (windows) domain account. The password is cached on the computer, but I changed the domain password and the account password on the computer will not change. I tried passwd at ...
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221 views

Verifying my password on OS X via dscl

If I know my password is foobar how can I use dscl to verify this on my machine? Of course the password is encrypted (Password: ********) in the output of dscl . -read /Users/myuser. It's fine if I ...
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1answer
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How to automatically mount 3 TrueCrypt volumes on OSX after login

As the title say I would like to automatically mount 3 volumes after logging into OSX. I saved my 3 volumes to the favorite volumes. I tried the –-auto-mount=favorites parameter from here: ...
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2answers
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Restoring a Password in Single-User Mode?

I had changed a password for an account titled student with no password by doing this in single user mode, fsck -fy mount -uw / passwd student The password now is student, but when I try to ...
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1answer
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How to automatically mount a TrueCrypt volume on OSX after login with password/keyfile

I would like to do the following: I. After logging into my account I would like OSX to automatically mount 2 of my volumes (located on same external HDD connected via FW800) using a password or ...
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3answers
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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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Location of admin password file

I know Mac keep hash (SHA) of the password in a file but i don't remember the location somebody can help me please ?
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2answers
265 views

OS X: How to use different passwords for screensaver/sudo vs FileVault / Time Machine?

I want to use a very long (20+ char), strong password for my FileVault 2 full disk encryption (as well as encrypted Time Machine backups stored on a network drive), which should protect against brute ...
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201 views

How do I lock a user's password?

Most Linux distros I've used have a passwd program which can be used to do things like forcibly expire passwords, or lock them to temporarily prevent password-based login. OS X does have a passed ...
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on Mac OSX, from inside terminal, how to input password that contains a special character?

I was making a script to change the password of login to one of my VPS machine, and it's something like the following, and unfortunatelly the ^M character (not the combination of '^' and 'M') was ...
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I can't get through with my password on sudo, can anyone help me?

I know that the password doesn't show up on the screen that's all good. I just can't seem to get any further as I am typing my user password but this comes up: 2012-12-04 22:38:14.815 ...
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4answers
876 views

How do I revert to having sudo ask for a password again?

I accidentally made a mistake and made my sudo commands passwordless on my Mac. How can I get it back to default?
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1answer
469 views

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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2answers
603 views

How to change password for virtual Windows 7 installed using VMWare?

I run a virtual Windows 7 on host OS Mac OS X 10.6.8 using VMWare Fusion 3.1.3. How to change password for Windows 7? EDIT: When seeing the following I sent a Ctrl-Alt-Del signal from VMWare ...
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1answer
150 views

How to reduce/remove the delay until password dialog shows up after restoring

When I lock my Macbook (CTRL+Shift+Eject) the screen blacks out and the LED goes on. When I hit enter then, the LED fades out slowly and after that I can enter my password. Is the fading time ...
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Restoring new MacBook Pro to factory settings

I was given a MacBook Pro at work, but no disks or manuels. I made a huge error by using the migration assistant from my home PC. Now when the MacBook pro comes on, it is asking for a password that I ...
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757 views

Deleting application password stored in Keychain on OS X

I'm trying to delete an application password. I'm using the security delete-generic-password command. When I execute it via terminal, everything works fine – it does delete the password. When I ...
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1answer
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Deleting the system keychain from Mac, specified keychain could not be found

I want to delete Keychain stored in System.keychain folder on Mac. I tried the following, security delete-keychain Keychain_name but got the following error: The specified keychain could not be ...
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2answers
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Remove password of user on OSX

As much as I would like to figure out the problem, at this point too much time has been invested in deleting a stupid key when I already had a solution (the command line creation) that works. I'm ...
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4answers
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Can't login with blank password on Lion OSX

Having slight issue with my Lion install. I removed the password from the admin account as it's not desired. However when I'm on the login screen, it wont accept the blank password. It shows the user ...
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2answers
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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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0answers
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How to disable password prompts when changing something in OS X?

If I start MAMP Pro, I need to type the password. If a Flash update is available, I need to type a password. If I install an application, I need to type a password. Is there a way to stop this ...
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1answer
688 views

Set OS X application preference to stop prompting for admin password

I am trying to write an applescript that sends some actions to an application (specifically waterroof). The problem is, the application periodically asks me for the admin password when I open the ...
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1answer
996 views

Change password of encrypted disk image in OS X with Terminal

I would like a program that would exist on my flash drive that, when run, would open an encrypted disk image with a stored password then change the password to a random number store it for using it ...
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1answer
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Setting and enforcing password policies and across a network of Macs

I have been looking at ways of essentially having a domain environment for an office of about 15 Macs which can be used to enforce password changes, a minimum level of password strength and even ...
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3answers
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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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5answers
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How do I decrypt a password-protected PDF on OSX?

I have a PDF that requires a password to view. I know what the password is. I frequently open this PDF to print it, and find entering the password each time incredibly annoying. How can I remove the ...
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3answers
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Mac OS X continuously asks for password at login screen

As shown in the attached image, I'm continuously getting the login screen asking my password. When I enter the correct password, it does not accept it. What could be wrong, or what can I do to get ...
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1answer
430 views

Is there a way to password protect my external drive and be compatible with both Windows and OS X?

I have an external hard drive (HD-PXTU2 Series). I used it for more than 6 months now, what I liked about it was its password protect utility that comes together with the drive. However the problem is ...
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4answers
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How to change this OSX script

I made a script to automatically shut down my computer. The problem is that it always asks the password. How should this be changed? do shell script "shutdown -h now" with administrator privileges ...
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Undo clicking chrome never save password on the mac

Sometimes you may want to undo your choice of "Never for this site" when Chrome asks if you want to save a password. But on the mac clicking on the "Show saved passwords" in the Preferences opens the ...
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How to have a password prompt on login but not on fast user switching?

I want my computer to have some semblance of protection, so I want to have a login password. But after that, both my girlfriend and I use my computer and we want to be able to switch fast between the ...
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Set up a password policy that has a maximum failed login attempts and a reset after a certain period of time

I asked this on the apple stack exchange site, but since the tumble weeds couldn't answer my question I will ask it here. I tried using pwpolicy to set this up. I was able to set up ...
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1answer
426 views

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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4answers
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Why do I have to enter my password every time I activate / deactivate AirPort (WiFi) on my MacBook Pro?

I use Snow Leopard, and I'm used to activate / deactivate WiFi like 20 times per day. The reason is that WiFi stops working properly after a few minutes of use. So every time I try to surf, I must ...
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Cross-platform centralized desktop password manager

I have been using KeePass as a desktop password manager on Windows for many years. Love it! However, I am now needing to work on different platforms much of my day (Windows 7, Windows XP, Mac OS X, ...