The password is not used anywhere else:



Safari doesn't recognize some Stack Exchange sites as part of the main site, and therefore warns that the same password is "reused".



Help Safari realize it's all the same site, by making all domains name.se

Note: Safari cannot tell you something like "no passwords are being reused besides for SE sites", so I don't know if I have reused passwords for anything else, either.

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    What does Safari consider a "site" to be? Just the base domain (stackexchange.com)? It's very unclear to me, and it seems this is more likely a problem with Safari password manager than this site (the PM needs to work with the site, not the other way around). – 1201ProgramAlarm Aug 22 at 0:44
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    Every site uses the exact same credentials, and it's not possible to have one password for Stack Overflow and a different password for Server Fault. They are the same account and use the same password. You're not reusing the same password, because there is only one password that exists. – animuson Aug 23 at 14:49
  • Right. Because stackoverflow.com is a different domain than stackexchange.com and unless the password manager is aware that they are the same network with the same credentials, it won't know the password changed. You need to update them both. – animuson Aug 23 at 15:21
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    There's nothing we could possibly do to help the password manager with that, and I don't know if any password managers actually care about those edge cases. It's simply a thing that falls into the realm of your responsibility. – animuson Aug 23 at 15:22

It turns out Safari is already smart enough to detect that these websites are the same:

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See? No warning signs in the last column (and yes, I'm sure the passwords are all the same). The message in the footer is just a legend for the last column, not a message that the selected sites are reusing passwords in a non-safe way. You either must be using the same password for another website (which one will be hard to find) or something went wrong during sign up.

Either way, if you don't use the search filter but simply click the header of the last column, you can find the other sites for which you are reusing passwords. If you can't fix your Stack Exchange setup, but only those three sites are left, you can consider it done.

  • Creating new passwords using safari doesn’t work. Because they don’t get updated everywhere. See previous edit. Also: safari does recognize that “chess.se” and “music.se” are the same. But it complains about SO and Stack apps - which are completely separate links. See screenshot. I cannot ignore these warnings as some sites don’t support such long passwords as Safari ones. – Daniel Springer Aug 23 at 17:01
  • Crap, I'm reading the message wrong. I'll be back with an update. – Glorfindel Aug 23 at 17:05
  • no worries. Have a great weekend! – Daniel Springer Aug 23 at 17:05
  • I updated my answer. For me, Safari understands it's the same group of websites. Have a nice weekend too! – Glorfindel Aug 23 at 17:11
  • I’ll check in this, thanks – Daniel Springer Aug 23 at 17:12
  • I can confirm that the password I have saved for SO, SE, and SA, is not used anywhere else. I still get those warnings, so I don't think Safari understand they are the same website. – Daniel Springer Aug 26 at 0:09
  • Which version of Safari are you running? I have Version 13.0 (15608.2.2) – Daniel Springer Aug 26 at 0:21
  • Version 12.1.2 (14607.3.9). You might try changing your SO/SE/SA password and see what happens. – Glorfindel Aug 26 at 5:28
  • I tried. Issue remains: imgur.com/a/hLGVEUD – Daniel Springer Sep 5 at 23:18
  • I reported this to Apple, let's see what happens. – Daniel Springer Sep 5 at 23:23

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