iCloud keeps asking me for password

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by airlied, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. airlied macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2011
    Today I just got home with my iPhone screens locked. After an hour I just unlocked the phone to check sms then Mac popop a window asking me for iCloud password to "authenticate iCloud keychain in iphone. I'm pretty sure I have done this before and my phone number is also passed the authorisation. I entered the password but the windows just "blinks" for like 0.1secs then keeps asking me for password.

    I restared the mac, disabled iCloud keychain and even logged off iCloud account entirely. But this stupid windows comes back if I re login iCloud account.

    Oh by the way the OS is GM candidate 2 and iOS 8.0.2
  2. ljmac macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2010
    Great White North
    In the pop-up window do you see anything that you can identify (App)?
    Had the same thing happen and it was caused by an app that needed a password.

    If you use iCloud with any third party apps (such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or BusyCal) you can generate app-specific passwords that allow you to sign in securely, even if the app you're using doesn't support two-step verification. Using an app-specific password also ensures that your primary Apple ID password isn't collected or stored by any third party apps you might use. Starting on October 1, 2014, app-specific passwords will be required to sign in to iCloud using any third party apps.
  3. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    Sent a bug report on my experience. May wish to do the same
  4. ljmac macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2010
    Great White North
    This is not a bug! It is a new feature, part of 2-step verification.
  5. JNGold macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2009
    Yes, it is a bug. Even if you are correct in your assessment, there is no indication given by the pop-up dialog which application it is requesting a password for.

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