I have found so far that your Apple Support Community login is the same as your iCloud login and your app store login.
This isn't necessarilly true for everyone. Many people have two Apple IDs, one for iTunes, these forums, and possibly hardware registration, and another created when they started a MobileMe or iCloud subscription (your MobileMe/iCloud login is an Apple ID). It's a common error to get them mixed up: you need to log into MobileMe/iCloud with your @me.com email address, not the ID you use for iTunes if this is different. If you want to reset your MobileMe/iCloud password go to http://appleid.apple.com and, again, sign in with your @me.com email address.
I thought that was true too and originally posted a comment here to that effect, until I found out that by recovering and resetting one of them it reset the others. My comment only extends to the ones mentioned in my comment, not others you mention that I did not test.
However, as a matter of fact I just tried my "Find My iPhone" login (me.com) and it had been reset to the same PW. The me.com login now takes you directly to the iCloud login so those have been collapsed into one.
The me.com login now takes you directly to the iCloud login so those have been collapsed into one.
Indeed, but in many cases the iTunes/App Store/Discussion Forums/Hardware registration Apple ID may be different so resetting that won't affect iCloud. It just depends on how people got their IDs - mine are the same for iTunes and iCloud but a lot of people's aren't.
The PWs may well be different where people have signed up using different user IDs, if and where that is possible.
Yes, that's the situation I was describing. It usually arose when people had an ID for iTunes, hardware registration etc., which didn't have to be an @mac.com or @me.com email address, and then later on opened a .Mac/MobileMe/iCloud account which of course did have to be email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org address.
the only reason I stated that an iCloud
account was an apple id is
because the original
poster of the message stated that they
were trying to recover there iCloud password
and the site I referred the user
to was referring to apple Ids as apple
IDs rather than iCloud account it was
to eliminate confusion not to say that
an apple ID had to be an iCloud account
if I was to define an apple ID I would state
that an apple ID is a user name and password
you would use to login to apple services
such as iTunes iCloud FaceTime and certain
apple website features such as these discussions
and the username is generally an email address
you already had prior to creating the apple
ID or one you aquired from apple but
in saying that some older apple IDs
consisted of first and last name or
another phrase defined by the
Keychain seems not to store my icloud password! All it has is a bunch of garbled text, as if it is encrypted.
Keychain shows the other passwords when I choose Show Password and type in my login password. When I click on Show Password on the icloud key or an application key and click allow it just shows a bunch of letters and numbers Example Kj3.=JKeec=9*7@KADdds>- Why is this happening??