OSX password protected image DMG file

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  1. conamor macrumors 6502

    conamor

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    Good day,

    Here is a good one. I have create a 256 AES password protected 30GB DMG file. Nothing is in it at the moment. I have created a 30 characters long password with CAPS, lowercase, numbers and special characters. When I double-click the DMG file it does ask for the password. It doesn't work when typing manually.

    When I use the terminal to open the file and enter the password (Copy paste from a text file) it does open.

    Yes, I have typed the password very slowly, character by character but the pop-up for the password when opening the file doesn't work. Only in the terminal with a copy paste of the password.

    Could the password prompt doesn't support a specific language of keyboard? There are no accents...

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Floris macrumors 68020

    Floris

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    Can you copy from plaintext and paste into the gui prompt though?
     
  3. conamor thread starter macrumors 6502

    conamor

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    No, by default you can copy paste to that password box. I saw that it is possible to download a 3rd party utility to do it, like a force pasting but I didn't want to get into other apps for basic stuff that should be working hehe
     
  4. Floris macrumors 68020

    Floris

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    You said you can.. but I think you meant can't?
    Ok, I wasn't sure, shame that just pasting from 1password doesn't work on double clicked protected dmg files.
    By the way, I don't know why there would be poor support for the gui, when it's just a wrapper around the cli function, basically.
     
  5. conamor thread starter macrumors 6502

    conamor

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