Talking about a password for your computer, and confirming what it is.
- Is password password?
- Is the password password?
Which one is correct?
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Both your sentences are understandable, but their effectiveness would depend on context.
Is password "password"?
I can envision this happening as shorthand if I was intensely working on a problem with a colleague and we both already knew what each other was talking about or if I was muttering to myself, but I'd probably be more inclined to use
Is the password, "password"?
Is "password" the password?
with a slight pause after the first "password" to differentiate the two "passwords". These alternatives would probably be used when referring to the login in the third person.
If you were speaking directly with the owner of the account, you would say
Is your password, "password"?
Is "password" your password?
and more clear would be
Is "password" the password that you are using?
Are you using "password" as the password for your account?
Did you use "password" as your login password?