Wi-Fi Password Sharing

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Telp, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

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    I saw this is on their big screen of extra features. Has anyone been able to find this feature in this first beta ? I’d love the ability to see wireless passwords. Maybe it’ll come in a later update.
     
  2. BlankStar macrumors regular

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    There is a new passwords and accounts menu in the settings but I don’t see any wifi passwords... :-(
     
  3. iTom17 macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's this feature that you're talking about. Showed up an half hour ago when I tried connecting a network on my Mac. Pretty nice actually.

    It's Dutch by the way. It says:

    Share your Wi-Fi

    "MacBook Pro van Tom" wants to connect to your wi-fi network. Do you want to [share] the wi-fi password for 'Core-training-1'?

    Send Password


    It's being cut off, but that'll be fixed in any future beta I'm sure.

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  4. Darrensk8 macrumors 6502

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    Great thanks for sharing
     
  5. Telp thread starter macrumors 68040

    Telp

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    Interesting! Thanks for posting. Though I’d still like the ability to see Wi-Fi passwords with all my account passwords.
     
  6. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    So when did he give you the option? Just when you try to connect to the Wi-Fi?
     
  7. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    If you have a friend round with an iPhone or iPad and they want to connect to your WiFi router as soon as they attempt connection you get a prompt asking whether you want to share your WiFi password with them.

    If you confirm, it'll automatically sign them in and save your WiFi as a connection they can use whenever they're visiting.
     
  8. iTom17 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, simply when I had to connect my own Mac to the corporate guest network (due to some issue with the wireless router it kept asking for it multiple times). I had my iPhone unlocked 'by accident' and suddenly saw that white card sliding in. It happened at the exact moment I got asked to type the password on my Mac with my phone ten centimeters away from it.

    So it does not only work when friends want to connect to your network, even your own Apple devices can do so. Pretty neat. Although I should mention that iCloud usually takes care of that; I think every of my other networks are shared between my iPhone and Mac. :p
     
  9. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    Pretty neat! Thanks guys. I see this coming in handy.
     
  10. scapegoat81 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm curious as to how it sends. Will the end user see it ? Or will it send the PW so the end user doesn't see it, configures itself & connects
     
  11. iTom17 macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering about that too. I'd say, from a security perspective, the user would only receive an encrypted password that is temporarily stored (cached) until that user leaves the network. But that's just what I would want it to do. And I do have a lot interest in networking and network security, so I always try to think of these kind of potential solutions. Don't think it's the case with this feature though. At least, I don't see any sign of it.
     
  12. adrianlondon macrumors 6502a

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    From what I've read, it simply adds a new entry into their keychain (using bluetooth?). Assuming the person has access to see the keychain (e.g. on a macbook) then they can see the SSID and password just as they could for any of their other WiFi entries.
     

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