retrieve password not in keychain?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Pjoseph, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Pjoseph macrumors member

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    Is there a way to retrieve a password for facebook that was not stored in the keychain on macbook?

    thanks
     
  2. alexpja macrumors member

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    Common sense would probably be to reset the password on the Facebook account; and it's quite logical: If said password is not on said Mac, said password can be reset using said service!
     
  3. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Do you have it saved in your browser? If so, look around online for how to get it back out, it won't be hard.

    Otherwise, do as Pjoseph suggested. The password reset is there for just this situation. Consider using a password storage application like KeePassX (free) or 1Password (paid, but better).
     
  4. tug macrumors 6502

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    yeah but to change p/w on Facebook don't you need original p/w?
    anyways, 1password every time.
     
  5. AppleFanatic10, Oct 8, 2011
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  6. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    In Facebook.com click on "Forgotten Your Password?" on the login page.. That gives you a list of ways you can retrieve your password. Hope this helps. :)
     

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  7. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    What's the point of requiring the original password in the "forgot your password" reset link? I would love to hear that explanation. If you just want to change your password, you're correct. However, FB has other ways of authenticating your identity and allowing you to reset your password.
     

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