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    And never do two step again.
    No reason for that sentiment. Just don't lose the password and RK and 2FA works just fine. I've been using it from about when it started with zero problems, but I do have the password and RK stored in multiple formats and multiple locations.

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    The problem Jake is that not everyone is as savvy or diligent as you are. I agree that if one does not lose the password and RK, that 2FA is a viable security feature, however, when human error enters into the equation, the result can be disastrous. I'm not using 2FA and probably should but "Murphy" and I have this close relationship that's hard to break away from.

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    I might add that we (as members of this forum) have the distinct advantage of knowing what a problem losing RK and 2FA passwords can be without having to experience it first hand.

    Every time I read another variation of this issue I do a quick mental check to make sure that cannot happen to me.
    Case in point, I then extend that thought to my wife. So I asked her if she had 2FA on her Apple Account and she said, "What's 2FA?" A quick check on her Apple ID showed that she did indeed have 2FA enabled so I asked her where was her RK code and she said she didn't know. Oh dear.

    So it was a simple enough process to turn it off, knowing her Apple ID and password. The next day we turned it back on and this time I recorded her RK and wrote it on paper and in my password manager and stored the paper copy in our safe in a clearly marked envelope.
    I also wrote a Word .doc titled what to do if I need my 2FA password and stored it on her laptop. Overkill?

    On another angle I have been encouraging people to tick the box in new macOSX installation setup which says "Allow Admin Password Reset Using Apple ID" what do people think about this?
    I used to be conceited but now I'm perfect.

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    I'm glad you mentioned that Rod. I need to do likewise. I'm not sure I remember / wrote down my recovery code. I'll definitely mention this again in this week's video chat.
    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

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    That's a great idea Sly. However, keep in mind that tomorrow - Sunday - is Easter for many folks who may or may not be available due to committments elsewhere. Might want to move the chat to Monday nite?

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    I was planning to do that anyway. I'm usually AFK on Easter Sunday evening anyway.
    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

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    "Allow Admin Password Reset Using Apple ID" what do people think about this?
    Hi Rod. I've had that box checked for several years now. An extra bit of protection.

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    Yes, it seemed like a good idea to me but seldom mentioned.
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    Well, I won't take much credit for my savvy or diligence. I just read the rather strident warning that came with the RK at the time. I was struck by the warning because it seemed unusually dire for an Apple warning and I remember thinking, "If THEY think it needs that, I better keep this one safe." Maybe they toned down the caution? In any event, as one who has had personal data stolen (OPM and one other), I take all the security I am offered. The risk is, to me, worth the benefit.

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