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  1. #1

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    Feb 11, 2009
    Possible to make passwords visible?
    I entered a password on my Airport Utility which I forgot.

    All that was shown were bullets. Is there a feature to make the entered logins and passwords visible to the Admin?

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    Oct 22, 2007
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    Keychain may have stored it for you

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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    For those not using some password software that automatically saves your passwords - I would encourage you to use Keychain Access for this.

    Whenever you're going to create a new password, open up Keychain, click on Edit in the menu bar and then New Secure Note Item. Create your new item, then copy & paste from the item into the username / password fields you are setting up. In this way there is no doubt that you have a correct backup for all your log ins.

    For your immediate dilemma - if you had 'Remember password in Keychain ' checked, it will be there. If you didn't, it's time to change the password and easily done - when you go into Airport Utility, click the Manual button.
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    Dysfunction's Avatar
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    Mar 17, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    Way... way too many specs to list.
    in keychain access you can click on the password.. then select "show password" (which is a check box). It will ask you for your administrative password.. then you'll see the password in clear text.
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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    Got an even better suggestion.

    A cheap alphabet indexed notebook, and write the devils down!

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