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How Do I Fix an Apple Generated Password When the Website Rejects It?

I like the feature of using an Apple generated strong password but sometimes it is rejected by the website because their rules usually require only certain special characters and not the – which is often generated. At that point I can not find a way to fix the generated password nor will it be fully displayed so I could copy and change it. Is there a way around this?
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Terry T.

Comments: 5 Responses to “How Do I Fix an Apple Generated Password When the Website Rejects It?”

    5 months ago

    I hate that. When a website restricts the length or which characters can be used for passwords, it weakens the security for you and their entire user base. In 2020 all sites should know better.

    You can generate a random password using Keychain Access on your Mac. Use Spotlight to run Keychain Access (Command+space and search for Keychain Access). Then use File, New Password. Then click the little key icon to bring up a special random password generator. You can work with that small window to restrict the characters used in passwords. Copy the password from the “Suggestion” field. Then paste it into the password field on the website. Safari should then remember this password, but you can check in Safari Preferences to make sure.

    Back in Keychain Access, don’t save the password or anything. You just wanted to use the generator to make one, but you don’t need to save it.

    Shirley
    5 months ago

    Click on Safari>Preferences>Passwords icon. It will say Locked. Enter your Administrative/computer log in password, press Return/enter. Select the password that has – (a dash) in it and Click on Details. In the window that comes up you can delete the dashes. Easy to do!

    5 months ago

    Shirley: But that’s only after the password has been created, though, right? But in this case the site hasn’t accepted the password because it has dashes in it.

    Shirley
    5 months ago

    As I re-read his question, he was already on the site and created a password using Safari. When he returned to the site and tried to sign- in, the site rejected it because it had dashes in it. If he follows my direction to remove the dashes, the site should accept it.

    5 months ago

    Shirley: I’m not seeing that in his question. If Safari generated a password with dashes and the site didn’t accept it then he hasn’t created an account yet. If it did accept it, then who knows what the password could be, as it couldn’t have used the one Safari suggested. It wouldn’t just strip the passwords and use that. Well, if it did, it would do it both on the Sign Up and Log In pages.

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