OSX password protected image DMG file

conamor

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Jun 27, 2013
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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?
 

conamor

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Jun 27, 2013
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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
 

Floris

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Sep 7, 2007
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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.
 
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