Creating an iCloud app-specific password

Apple requires iCloud Users to use app-specific passwords for all third-party applications such as OnceHub. An app-specific password is a single-use password for your Apple ID that lets OnceHub securely access the information you store in your iCloud Calendar. This access method requires that you turn on Apple two-factor authentication or Apple two-step verification

In this article, you'll learn how to create an Apple app-specific password.

Creating an app-specific password

  1. Sign in to your Apple ID account page.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Under Apple ID, click Manage (Figure 1).
    icloud app specific passwordFigure 1: Manage Apple ID
  4. In the Security section, turn on Apple two-factor authentication if it is not on already. On older devices, use Apple two-step verification instead.
  5. Under App-Specific Passwords, click Generate Password (Figure 2).
    app specific passwordFigure 2: Generate an app-specific password
  6. Enter a password label (for example, "OnceHub").
  7. Click Create.
  8. Once the app-specific password is generated, copy it.

You can now use your new app-specific password to connect OnceHub to your iCloud Calendar

NoteApp-specific passwords are valid until you change your primary Apple ID password. Once you do, all your existing app-specific passwords are automatically revoked and must be generated again. Your OnceHub Account must be reconnected with a new app-specific password.

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