Managing the App Specific Password

Overview

To publish your app on the Apple store, you need to generate an app-specific password.

This article provides the process of generating an app-specific password which you need to provide during the app publishing process. It also provides the process of viewing and revoking the app-specific passwords, to enable you to manage them.


Process

Generating an App-Specific Password

  1. Navigate to Apple ID Website from your web browser. Sign in with your Apple ID and Password.

  2. Verify your identity with two-factor authentication.

  3. Under the Security section, select Generate Passwords.

    If you do not see the option to generate app-specific passwords, you will need to enable two-factor authentication, which is different than two-step verification.

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  1. Enter a label for the password. Make sure that the name relates to the app for which you are generating the password, like "Outlook" or "Thunderbird."
  2. Select Create.

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  3. Copy the app-specific password that you generated.

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  4. Paste the app-specific password into the password field that is asking for your iCloud password.

 

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Viewing a List of Your App-Specific Passwords

Apple lets you store up to 25 active app-specific passwords at one time. You can view the list of passwords that you have generated for apps to ensure you still need them.

You will not be able to see the actual password, but you can view the label you entered and the date it was created.

  1. Navigate to Apple ID Website from your web browser. Sign in with your Apple ID and Password.

  2. Verify your identity with two-factor authentication.

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  3. Under the Security section, select Edit.

  4. Under the App-Specific Passwords section, select View History.

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    You will be able to see the label for every app-specific password you've created. Take a look at the list to make sure you are still using iCloud with those third-party apps.

 

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Revoking App-Specific Passwords

If you have any app-specific passwords for apps that you no longer use, then you can revoke the password. This will also revoke access for that third-party app to iCloud. If you want to use that third-party app again, you will have to generate a new app-specific password.

  1. Navigate to Apple ID Website from your web browser. Sign in with your Apple ID and Password.

  2. Verify your identity with two-factor authentication.

  3. Under the Security section, select Edit.

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  4. Under the App-Specific Passwords section, select View History.

  5. Select the Remove icon (X) next to the password you want to revoke.

  6. Select Revoke to confirm that you want to revoke access to the app-specific password.

  7. Select Done when you are finished.

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    Note: You can also select Revoke All to revoke access to all app-specific passwords that you have created.