Facetime under 10.6

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  1. cqexbesd, Feb 24, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2016

    cqexbesd macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2009
    I recently bought Facetime from the App store for my 10.6 machine. Sadly I have never been able to login to my appleid account (that works fine with facetime under e.g. 10.8).

    I have tried using app specific passwords as well as creating a new (local) user to make sure it wasn't a setting. Regardless of what I try, after each attempt it tells me my password is wrong. After about 3 attempts it tells me I have my password wrong too many times and need to visit the apple ID website. I can use the same password to login to appleid.apple.com using a web browser on the same machine.

    I have tried periodically over a few weeks in case it was a temporary Apple problem. I tried ringing Apple support but they couldnt find anything (and didn't have access to any logs from their side). I wonder if its a problem of authentication methods being deprecated at some point but as they are still selling it I assume it should be able to be made to work...

    Has anyone had any luck? Is there a workaround?
  2. impaler macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2006
    Why aren't you running something more modern?
  3. cqexbesd thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2009
    Because 10.6 was the last supported OS for this machine.
  4. cqexbesd thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2009
    I have confirmed that the sever at Apple that Facetime is talking to via SSL is presenting a certificate signed by something trusted (Apple Root CA). The connection isn't dropped straight after certificate presentation anyway - there is an exchange of data - so it's not that.
  5. cqexbesd thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2009
    Having intercepted the communication between Facetime and Apple I see that I can't log in due to:

    status = 5012, DS login failed with code=-20101

    Sadly I can't find the meaning of those codes. There is a dserr command but it claims to not know them.

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