Name And Password For Mac

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The password of your macOS user account is also known as your login password. It's the password that you use to log in to your Mac and make certain changes, such as installing software.

In the Keychain Access window that appears, click “Passwords.” Double-click the name of the Wi-Fi network. In the pop-up window, check the “Show Password” box. You might have to enter your Mac’s admin username and password to reveal the password. It also has a password generator that helps users to create secure passwords using a combination of characters. If you are looking for a reliable yet free password manager for Mac, then LastPass is a good choice. Another reliable password manager for Mac is KeePassX. It is an open source and free app that comes in two versions. Mac mail app unable to verify microsoft exchange account name or password I've been using the mail app for my college exchange account for about 10 years. Now all of a sudden it cannot verify my account name or password and my emails won't sync. I don't understand, the email is correct, the password is correct (I checked in safari).

  1. To change the admnistrator's name and password, you need to find the administrator on your Mac and then log in to it. 1: Click System Preference from the Apple menu (or click the Apple icon and select the System Preference). Then choose the Users & Groups.
  2. Type your password — Mac OS X displays bullet characters to ensure security — and press Return (or click the Log In button). Logging in with username and password: Type your account username in the Name field and press Tab. Then type your password and press Return (or click the Log In button).
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Change your password

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If you know your password and can use it to log in to your account, you can change your password in Users & Groups preferences:

  1. Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu, then click Users & Groups.
  2. Select your user name from the list of users.
  3. Click the Change Password button, then follow the onscreen instructions.

Reset your password

If you don't remember your password, or it isn't working, you might be able to reset it using one of the methods described below. But first try these simpler solutions:

  • Make sure that you're typing the correct uppercase or lowercase characters. If your keyboard has Caps Lock turned on, the password field shows a Caps Lock symbol .
  • If the password field shows a question mark, click it to display a password hint that might help you to remember.
  • Try to log in without a password. If that works, you can then add a password by following the steps to change your password.
  • Try to log in with the Apple ID password that you use for iCloud. If you just changed that password and the new password isn't working, try the old password first. If that works, you should be able to use the new password from then on.

Reset using your Apple ID

In some macOS versions, you can use your Apple ID to reset your login password. At the login screen, keep entering a password until you see a message saying that you can reset your password using Apple ID. If you don't see the message after three attempts, your account isn't set up to allow resetting with Apple ID.

  1. Click next to the Apple ID message, then follow the onscreen instructions to enter your Apple ID and create a new password. You'll be asked to restart when done.
  2. Log in with your new password.
  3. Determine whether to create a new login keychain.
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Reset using another admin account

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If you know the name and password of an admin account on your Mac, you can use that account to reset the password.

  1. Log in with the name and password of the other admin account.
  2. Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu, then click Users & Groups.
  3. Click , then enter the admin name and password again.
  4. Select your user name from the list of users.
  5. Click the Reset Password button, then follow the onscreen instructions to create a new password:
  6. Choose Log Out from the Apple menu.
  7. Log in to your account using your new password.
  8. Determine whether to create a new login keychain.

Reset using the Reset Password assistant (FileVault must be on)

If FileVault is turned on, you might be able to reset your password using the Reset Password assistant:

  1. Wait up to a minute at the login screen, until you see a message saying that you can use the power button on your Mac to shut down and start up again in Recovery OS. If you don't see this message, FileVault isn't on.
  2. Press and hold the power button until your Mac turns off.
  3. Press the power button again to turn on your Mac.
  4. When the Reset Password window appears, follow the onscreen instructions to create a new password.
    If you need to connect to Wi-Fi, move your pointer to the top of the screen and use the Wi-Fi menu to connect. To exit without resetting your password, choose Apple menu > Restart.
  5. When done, click Restart.
  6. If you were able to reset your password with the Reset Password assistant, log in to your account using your new password.
  7. Determine whether to create a new login keychain.

Reset using your Recovery Key (FileVault must be on)

If FileVault is turned on and you have a FileVault Recovery Key, you can use that key to reset your password.

  1. At the login screen, keep entering a password until you see a message saying that you can reset your password using your Recovery Key. If you don't see the message after three attempts, FileVault isn't on.
  2. Click next to the message. The password field changes to a Recovery Key field.
  3. Enter your Recovery Key. Use uppercase characters, and include the hyphens.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to create a new password, then click Reset Password when done.
  5. Determine whether to create a new login keychain.

If you can't log in with your new password after restarting your Mac, take these additional steps:

  1. Restart again, then immediately hold down Command-R or one of the other macOS Recovery key combinations until you see the Apple logo or a spinning globe.
  2. When you see the macOS Utilities window, choose Utilities > Terminal from the menu bar.
  3. In the Terminal window, type resetpassword, then press Return to open the Reset Password assistant pictured above.
  4. Select ”My password doesn't work when logging in,” then click Next and follow the onscreen instructions for your user account.

Create a new login keychain, if necessary

After resetting your password and logging back in to your account, you might see an alert that the system was unable to unlock your login keychain. This is expected, because the passwords for your user account and login keychain no longer match. Just click the Create New Keychain button in the alert.

If you didn't see an alert about your login keychain, or you see other messages asking for your old password, reset your keychain manually:

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  1. Open Keychain Access, which is in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder.
  2. Choose Preferences from the Keychain Access menu, then click the Reset My Default Keychain button in the preferences window. After you enter your new password, Keychain Access creates an empty login keychain with no password. Click OK to confirm.
    If you don't see a Reset My Default keychain button, close the preferences window and select the “login” keychain from the left side of the Keychain Access window. Press the Delete key, then click Delete References.
  3. Choose Log Out from the Apple menu to return to the login screen.
  4. Log in to your account using your new password. Your account password and login keychain password now match again.

If you still can't log in

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If you still can't log in with your password, contact Apple Support for help.

Safari User Guide

With AutoFill, you can easily fill in your previously saved user names and passwords. You can also have a strong password created for you when you set up a password on a website. Fields where information has been entered for you are highlighted in yellow.

Fill in your user name and password

In the Safari app on your Mac, do one of the following:

  • If you previously stored your user name and password for the website, use AutoFill to enter the information and sign in. Click in the user name field, then choose your user name (or use the Touch Bar).

    If your Mac has Touch ID, you can use Touch ID to fill in your stored user name and password and sign in. If the webpage has an option to remember your information (such as a “Remember me” checkbox), and you want to use that option, select it before you use Touch ID. If your Mac is connected to an external display while the built-in display is closed, enter the account password for your Mac, then click AutoFill.

  • If there’s no stored user name and password for the website, save the information and use AutoFill next time. Enter the user name and password, or automatically create a strong password (described below), then click Use Strong Password when asked.

Automatically create a strong password

In the Safari app on your Mac:

  • When you start to create a new website password, and you have iCloud Keychain set up on your Mac, a unique, hard-to-guess password is suggested for you. If you don’t have iCloud Keychain set up, click in the password field, click the AutoFill Key , then choose Suggest New Password.

Important: Safari autofills your information for anyone who uses your Mac with your user login. It also autofills your information for anyone who uses your other devices, if those devices and your Mac have iCloud Keychain set up.

For security, set up your Mac to display the login window when it starts up and to require a password after sleep or a screen saver begins. Set up your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to require a passcode to unlock the screen.

Tip: If you use iCloud Keychain to keep information safe on your Mac and other devices, you can use AutoFill to enter previously saved user names and passwords on all those devices.

User names and passwords are encrypted in your macOS keychain. They’re also encrypted in your iCloud Keychain if it’s set up on your Mac.

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If you remove user names and passwords in Safari, they’re deleted from your macOS keychain. They’re also removed from your other devices if your Mac and other devices are set up for iCloud Keychain.

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