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App-specific passwords will be required starting June 15

John Turner
I’m sure that everyone hAs seen this note from Apple. In case you haven’t read it carefully. I don’t use Mail because I have lost a lot of emails. Now I use Spark. But now there is a problem…the app specific passwords…I worked with a senior tech person for 2 hours last night and we were unable to create what Apple demanded. I was finally told by the senior tech person to ignore Apple’s note and if I had any problems in June to let him know.

I find it interesting that Apple has taken this position regarding non-Apple email programs considering Spark, for instance, is an approved app by Apple and sold and supported in the App Store.

JT

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From: iCloud <[hidden email]>
Date: May 15, 2017, 9:46 PM -0400
To: [hidden email]
Subject: App-specific passwords will be required starting June 15

 
 
Dear John Turner,
 
Beginning on June 15, app-specific passwords will be required to access your iCloud data using third‑party apps such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or other mail, contacts, and calendar services not provided by Apple.
 
If you are already signed in to a third‑party app using your primary Apple ID password, you will be signed out automatically when this change takes effect. You will need to generate an app-specific password and sign in again.
 
To generate an app-specific password, turn on two-factor authentication for your Apple ID and then follow the instructions below:
 
Sign in to your Apple ID account page (https://appleid.apple.com)
Go to App-Specific Passwords under Security
Click Generate Password
 
For more information, read Using App-Specific Passwords. If you need additional help, visit Apple Support.
 
Apple Support



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Re: App-specific passwords will be required starting June 15

Al Varnell
This has nothing to do with trusting the application. Just like 2FA, it's all about protecting the use of one's Apple ID. If Spark were written so as to check to see if it was running on a trusted computer and if not to trigger 2FA, then an app-specific password would presumably not be necessary. It's simply an extension of the security provided by 2FA today.

-Al-

On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 04:45 PM, John Turner wrote:
I’m sure that everyone hAs seen this note from Apple. In case you haven’t read it carefully. I don’t use Mail because I have lost a lot of emails. Now I use Spark. But now there is a problem…the app specific passwords…I worked with a senior tech person for 2 hours last night and we were unable to create what Apple demanded. I was finally told by the senior tech person to ignore Apple’s note and if I had any problems in June to let him know.

I find it interesting that Apple has taken this position regarding non-Apple email programs considering Spark, for instance, is an approved app by Apple and sold and supported in the App Store.

JT

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: iCloud <[hidden email]>
Date: May 15, 2017, 9:46 PM -0400
To: [hidden email]
Subject: App-specific passwords will be required starting June 15

 
 
Dear John Turner,
 
Beginning on June 15, app-specific passwords will be required to access your iCloud data using third‑party apps such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or other mail, contacts, and calendar services not provided by Apple.
 
If you are already signed in to a third‑party app using your primary Apple ID password, you will be signed out automatically when this change takes effect. You will need to generate an app-specific password and sign in again.
 
To generate an app-specific password, turn on two-factor authentication for your Apple ID and then follow the instructions below:
 
Sign in to your Apple ID account page (https://appleid.apple.com)
Go to App-Specific Passwords under Security
Click Generate Password
 
For more information, read Using App-Specific Passwords. If you need additional help, visit Apple Support.
 
Apple Support



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Re: App-specific passwords will be required starting June 15

Ryoichi Morita-4
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Hmmm … Strange.

I’ve been using two-factor authentication and app-specific passwords for years, but never had a problem. I never received the notice from Apple, either. Perhaps, it’s because I’m already using the two-factor authentication?

Ryoichi Morita



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Re: App-specific passwords will be required starting June 15

John Turner
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Thanks Al, this is worrisome because Mail is a disaster on my Mac and I’m unsure what to do.

JT

On May 16, 2017, 8:04 PM -0400, Al Varnell <[hidden email]>, wrote:
This has nothing to do with trusting the application. Just like 2FA, it's all about protecting the use of one's Apple ID. If Spark were written so as to check to see if it was running on a trusted computer and if not to trigger 2FA, then an app-specific password would presumably not be necessary. It's simply an extension of the security provided by 2FA today.

-Al-

On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 04:45 PM, John Turner wrote:
I’m sure that everyone hAs seen this note from Apple. In case you haven’t read it carefully. I don’t use Mail because I have lost a lot of emails. Now I use Spark. But now there is a problem…the app specific passwords…I worked with a senior tech person for 2 hours last night and we were unable to create what Apple demanded. I was finally told by the senior tech person to ignore Apple’s note and if I had any problems in June to let him know.

I find it interesting that Apple has taken this position regarding non-Apple email programs considering Spark, for instance, is an approved app by Apple and sold and supported in the App Store.

JT

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: iCloud <[hidden email]>
Date: May 15, 2017, 9:46 PM -0400
To: [hidden email]
Subject: App-specific passwords will be required starting June 15

 
 
Dear John Turner,
 
Beginning on June 15, app-specific passwords will be required to access your iCloud data using third‑party apps such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or other mail, contacts, and calendar services not provided by Apple.
 
If you are already signed in to a third‑party app using your primary Apple ID password, you will be signed out automatically when this change takes effect. You will need to generate an app-specific password and sign in again.
 
To generate an app-specific password, turn on two-factor authentication for your Apple ID and then follow the instructions below:
 
Sign in to your Apple ID account page (https://appleid.apple.com)
Go to App-Specific Passwords under Security
Click Generate Password
 
For more information, read Using App-Specific Passwords. If you need additional help, visit Apple Support.
 
Apple Support


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Re: App-specific passwords will be required starting June 15

Randy B. Singer
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On May 16, 2017, at 4:45 PM, John Turner wrote:

> I worked with a senior tech person for 2 hours last night and we were unable to create what Apple demanded.

Might the problem be that you are using a version of the MacOS older than OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)?

<https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205075>

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Re: App-specific passwords will be required starting June 15

John Turner
I am running Sierra 12.5.

JT

On May 17, 2017, 8:28 AM -0400, Randy B. Singer <[hidden email]>, wrote:

On May 16, 2017, at 4:45 PM, John Turner wrote:

I worked with a senior tech person for 2 hours last night and we were unable to create what Apple demanded.

Might the problem be that you are using a version of the MacOS older than OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)?

<https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205075

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