Are y'all using a separate apple id for iMessages?

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Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:47 pm
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Are y'all using a separate apple id for iMessages?

I set up a dummy apple id ages ago, and it appeared to work for some time on iMesdsages on os10.15 Catalina. Then it stopped.

I keep getting "an error ocurred during activation try again" when I try to log straight into iMessage.

If I skip the login and try to enter through iMessages->Preferences, I get "an error ocurred during authentication."

I just went down a 1 hour rabbit hole deleting plist entries, keychain entries, deactivating keychains, clearing NRAM, and so forth.

Everything looks fine on icloud

Any easy thoughts on how others made this work? Do I need to go to apple and say my home automation account is locked out (j/k)?

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Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:13 pm
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Re: Are y'all using a separate apple id for iMessages?

Hi

I’m still using a indigo server specific iMessage login. Need to avoid 2 factor authentication for FindiFriends usage, but for iMessage shouldn’t matter. (As plugin just needs local account to be up and running on indigo server)

So basically issue will seems to be why can’t authenticate iMessage account on Mac?

Presumably google might be friend here ?
https://www.saintlad.com/error-occurred ... me-on-mac/

But would guess that google is the shovel that you have dug your hole with currently?
Can you create a new account with a new email?

Good luck!


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Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:16 pm
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Re: Are y'all using a separate apple id for iMessages?

Thanks for your thoughts. Unfortunately, I tried everything on that list.

Fun fact: On the phone with tier 2 support, i learned that appleid’s need to be verified with messenger ON AN IOS device, not on osx.

Now, I know this worked for me before without using an ios device, so i suspect this is a new safety rule from one of the updates. Also, i’m still on Catalina osx and 14.4.2 on ios.

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Sun May 02, 2021 9:38 am
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Re: Are y'all using a separate apple id for iMessages?

Same problem here, on the my father’s MacMini.
No chance to get iMessage (and FaceTime too) working

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Sun May 02, 2021 12:03 pm
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Re: Are y'all using a separate apple id for iMessages?

I am considering using a decommissioned iphone to register imessages, but i’m a little concerned that once i become reliant on the plugin and imessages it will require some other workaround.

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Sun May 02, 2021 4:40 pm
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Are y'all using a separate apple id for iMessages?

That is a pain.

I’ve gone the route of mounted iPad’s - for indigo control pages which also allow FaceTime (the auto answer after a few rings is great)

These all share my OSX Mac indigo apple account - so send iMsg to ‘Indigo’ account, receive from this account, and can FaceTime Indigo - to connect to the mounted devices.

A old decommissed phone is probably the way to go, although new accounts may come across demand for 2FA (fine for IMessage) but slight pain for FindiFriends.

(On that note life == workaround does it not? )


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Wed May 05, 2021 7:00 am
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Re: Are y'all using a separate apple id for iMessages?

Thanks Glenn,

As an update, I was entirely unable to activate iMessages with a dummy account on a scrubbed iphone7… i suspect the iMessage feature is hitting a bug. Unfortunately, it is fairly critical that my imac running indigo server be under my primary/personal appleid, and i suspect that is causing the conflict.

Giant bummer as this plugin was great during the brief period when Messages was working.

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