[MlMt] iCloud accounts require an app specific password starting June 15th
Benny Kjær Nielsen
mailinglist at freron.com
Fri Jun 9 10:28:01 EDT 2017
On 9 Jun 2017, at 16:22, David Vereschagin wrote:
> On 9 Jun 2017, at 8:52, Benny Kjær Nielsen wrote:
>> as far as I know then iCloud accounts are still going to require
>> application specific passwords starting June 15th.
> Although I've been reading about this, I haven't done anything because
> I have yet to receive any communication from Apple about it. Is it
> rolling out only to US iCloud accounts? I'm in Canada.
I don't think it's limited to US accounts. I received this on May 16th:
> Beginning on 15 June, 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](https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204915) 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](https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204397). If you need
> additional help, visit Apple Support.
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