Strange iCloud Prompt

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  1. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    About 3 hours ago I started getting prompted to enter my "correct" iCloud password. The message displayed contends that my password (previously and subsequently entered) is incorrect. This is in spite of the fact that I know it’s correct, and going to Settings > iCloud indicated that I am logged in properly. Likewise, I can also log into iCloud.com using my Apple ID and the known password.

    The popups prompting for the password come about every 20 minutes or so.

    I am running the Yosemite GM candidate 2.
     

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  2. fruitpunch.ben macrumors 6502a

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    Getting the same thing. Noticed it first today about 4 hours ago. Am running public beta 4. Double-checked that no one hacked my iCloud account, it still has the same password. No idea what's going on
     
  3. deviant macrumors 65816

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    may be a fantastical bug. try contacting them. i didn't update to gm 2 yet, so i can't test, sorry.
     
  4. aikend macrumors newbie

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    Do you have two factor auth enabled on iCloud? If so, you may need to create an app-specific password.
     
  5. geoffm33 macrumors 6502

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    That was my thought as well. Prompt popped up as I was leaving office. I'll try that tonight.
     
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    Made me go through elaborate sign in procedures on both of my Macs that involved inputting numbers Apple texted to my phone.
     
  7. dwfaust thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That was it. I discovered it after digging around a bit. Was coming here to post the solution.

    I should have recognized the icon as Fantastical.

    Thanks.
     
  8. fruitpunch.ben, Oct 7, 2014
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    fruitpunch.ben macrumors 6502a

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    Ah of course.
    I didn't look closely enough at the icon and thought it was Calendar.
    Strange that it comes up now. I've had 2 factor authentication enabled for months, and this is the first I've seen of this error.
    Checked App Store, and fantastical hasn't been updated that I can see. Strange that it randomly just started
     
  9. dukee101, Oct 7, 2014
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    +1, this just started happening to me an hour ago. Fantastical on both of my Macs running OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks has prompted me for my iCloud password. I've also had 2-factor auth enabled for months. There must've been some kind of server auth check today across a bunch of accounts that prompted this. I went into my Apple ID settings and made app-specific passwords for Fantastical which then fixed the issue.
     
  10. dwfaust thread starter macrumors 68040

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    After I discovered the cause of the prompt, I saw a tweet from @Flexbits (Fantastical creator) mentioning the issue. Apparently it was something that Apple started enforcing yesterday.
     

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