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Question: create an App Specific PW, but it doesn't tell me for which App it's needed

I get a pop-up dialog saying I need to create an App Specific PW,

but it doesn't tell me for which App it's needed, so I don't know how to label it when I create it; kinda crazy making.

iMac, OS X Yosemite (10.10.5)

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Nov 17, 2017 9:07 PM in response to ChitlinsCC In response to ChitlinsCC

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Started-up the iMac, and up popped a dialog saying I needed to create an App Specific password, with no indication of which App needed the password created for it.


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The box behind this is std Apple ID password request. It will not accept my Apple ID Password, keeps throwing the request back up; am certain of my PW. Could it need an App Specific PW for APPLE ID? or iCloud? Confused here.



On startup I auto-launch the following:

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What else can I provide?


I guess I can disable the auto-start items one by one and restart each time to eliminate.


BTW, this does repeat with each restart.

thanks

Nov 17, 2017 9:07 PM

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Dec 5, 2017 12:40 PM in response to Rossasaurus In response to Rossasaurus

Thanks All, got it.


Removed all 'Auto-Start' items from Login Items (Preferences/Users&Groups/Login Items), then added back one at a time with a restart following each.

it was Messages App

Dec 5, 2017 12:40 PM

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