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Digon

Remote control: password is blank

I've installed TeamViewer (Personal use) on my Mac and a friend's Mac: both running Catalina.

My installation is fine: running TeamViewer shows the ID and the password.

When my friend runs TeamViewer, her ID is shown, but there is just a hyphen in the password box.

She has access granted to TeamViewer in System Preferences, Security, Privacy for Accessibility, Full Disck Access and Screen Recording.

How can I get her installation to show a password, so I can control it?

Thanks

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Re: Remote control: password is blank

Hello @AlanWilson

Thank you for your message and welcome to the TeamViewer Community! 🙌

If the password field is blank, it means that the random password has been deactivated.

You activate it, access the TeamViewer Preferences, go to Security. From there, you will be able to activate the random password again.

If you want to learn more about TeamViewer passwords, please feel free to visit this article: All about passwords 

I hope this could help. 🍀

If not, do not hesitate to ask your questions here. 👇

Best regards

Jean

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Re: Remote control: password is blank

Hello @AlanWilson

Thank you for your message and welcome to the TeamViewer Community! 🙌

If the password field is blank, it means that the random password has been deactivated.

You activate it, access the TeamViewer Preferences, go to Security. From there, you will be able to activate the random password again.

If you want to learn more about TeamViewer passwords, please feel free to visit this article: All about passwords 

I hope this could help. 🍀

If not, do not hesitate to ask your questions here. 👇

Best regards

Jean

French Community Moderator
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Digon

Re: Remote control: password is blank

Many thanks, Jean. Easy when you know!

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Re: Remote control: password is blank

@AlanWilson this is so true...

This is why we have the Community! 😇

I hope to see you in the Community soon! 🍀

Jean

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Digon

Re: Remote control: password is blank

Jean

Sadly that didn't work: the remote computer's password field remains obstinately blank (with just a hyphen in). There is no circle + arrow to the right of the field, so can't re-generate.

My TeamViewer version is 15.5.3; the remote is running 15.6.7. Both on Mac OS with automatic updates on, so pretty recent.

The remote has uninstalled TeamViewer and reinstalled: no change.

I've got her to try all 4 options for Random Password in Preferences, Advanced: no change (Apply, Quit & run again after each change).

I've looked through all the settings and nothing seems wrong

I'm baffled! Any ideas?

Alan

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Re: Remote control: password is blank

Hello @AlanWilson,

First, you need to make sure that you enabled and apply the random password in the TeamViewer options of the remote Mac.

Once this is done, you will be able to re-generate it with the little arrow.

I prepared a GIF that shows you how to proceed:

Enable random password_Mac.gif

I hope this could make it more clear.

Let me know how it goes! 😊

Jean

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Re: Remote control: password is blank

Jean

That worked a treat!

Many thanks

Alan