Why passwords are not recorded on macOS?


First, make sure to enable recording of passwords by clicking on a Gear icon next to “Typed Text” section.

If you open Refog and see a message that asks for permission to control the computer using accessibility features, click “Open System Preferences” button and follow the instructions of the message.

Passwords can not be recorded on macOS 10.12 Sierra or newer.

macOS 10.11 El Capitan introduced a new security feature called “System Integrity Protection”. It needs to be disabled to let Refog record passwords on your Mac. This measure is a compromise, but it should not make your system any less secure than previous versions of OS X without the feature.

To change system configuration please follow these instructions:

  • Restart your Mac and hold down the Command and R keys at startup.
  • Hold these keys until the Apple logo appears. After your computer finishes starting up, you should see a desktop with an OS X menu bar and an OS X Utilities window.

  • Use Utilities > Terminal menu
  • Type the following text in Terminal window and press Enter:

csrutil disable



Refog should start recording passwords after you restart the computer.


How to Restore Original Configuration

You can re-enable "System Integrity Protection" any time by repeating the instructions, but using this command in the Terminal instead:

csrutil enable

Refog will no longer be able to records passwords, but all other features will keep working.

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