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Prevent non admin users from accessing keychain

Ive setup mail accounts on an employees computer and noticed that they were able to view the passwords by looking in the keychain, what id like to do is not allow them to view the passwords stored in ...
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Backup keychains from hard drive

During the installation of Yosemite, I got locked out due to my hard drive having some errors. Thankfully I had a Windows partition and am able to access my files. However, how do I backup my ...
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Change Managed, Mobile Account Password through script?

Wondering if anyone has worked with something similar before - we have a number of Mac laptops connected to an Active Directory server, and on first login users create a Managed, Mobile account. When ...
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SSH Public key access - my password is being stored somewhere?

I've just created a Public/Private key to access my server via SSH, this has all worked fine but I added a passphrase to the key when it was created. The first time I logged in via terminal and ...
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Default login for multiuser site in Safari

In Safari, is it possible to set a default user for a site for which you have multiple user accounts? Or sites that have different accounts for different subdomains? As it is, when I login, I have to ...
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Keychain stores localhost login information but won't automatically load them again

I have a macbook pro which I use for development. Keychain used to store and load my ID and PW for localhost:3000, but for some reason it has stopped loading them automatically. I have tried ...
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password suggest doesn't work

I have OSX 10.9.5 and in some cases the pwd suggestion doesn't work on registration forms. For example I wanted to change my pwd for dropbox. And I send a pwd reset email for myself then I expected ...
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Preview.app Signatures - how to unencrypt without old keychain

Old mac died. Have a new mac Mac Have all files from old Mac (did a backup before it died). Have been operating with new Mac for several months now. Needed to use the signatures option in Preview ...
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Disable WIFI order with keychain access

There are two WIFIs at work. One official and one for guests (which is also used to connect to for privat devices like iPhones). I have the same Apple ID and keychain access configured on my private ...
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How to stop my machine asking for multiple passwords when I log in?

Ever since I changed my user account password, every time I log in to my machine I have to enter multiple passwords. First, I enter the new account password to actually log in. Once I'm at my desktop ...
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Is there a way to modify keychain item ACL descriptions?

I'm importing my digital ID (X.509 certificate and private key for signing, verifying, encrypting, and decrypting messages) into the keychain. In the GUI I see my certificate and the corresponding ...
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TimeMachine Keychain backup

Does timemachine backup all keychain access keys for xcode security? Or does that need to me configured to work correctly? We want to back up a IOS App build machine.
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When i try to install my certificate in keychain, the error says: Unable to import - Error Code 25294

I am using the 10.9.5 version and ios 8. When i try to install my certificate i got through my developer account for push notification for my app in the keychain local items, its not importing. The ...
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Keychain not registering password change

My dad ran the recent iTunes update on his Mini recently (running the latest Mavericks release), and when he was logging back in the system seems to have forgotten his account password. We used his ...
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How to get iCloud keychain back after update to iOS 8?

I have upgraded my devices to iOS 8. All seemed well. However, today I noticed I was mising some password in Safari. Checking my iCloud settings, I noticed that keychain was turned off. This must have ...
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Make Home Directories Not Persist?

We have a Macintosh being used by many people. They use Active Directory so they can get their own home directory in which documents can be cached, credentials are partitioned from other users, etc. ...
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Apple Mail is trying to use certificate and won't send without

I created an account on a website and they installed a certificate on my machine for authentication. I'm not sure how this technically works but the certificate is somehow linked to my GMail address. ...
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Ran Migration Assistant now having keychain problems

Going round in circles here - cant access anything requiring Keychain. Have followed instructions to repair Keychain ( get an error - cant find login keychain ) and create new keychain ( again error ...
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Mail certificates: continuously displays password popup

I use a mail certificate issued by GlobalSign. The certificate is in my login keychain. But every time I want to send a signed email it asks me for password to my System keychain. See the screenshot. ...
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Find out which certificate authorities do not come with the system

I believe that some of the programs I downloaded in the past have installed some root certificate authorities on my Mac (the OS is Mavericks). After learning more about SSL/TLS, I figure that this is ...
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How does iCloud Keychain store unsecured wifi hotspot information?

Setup I connected to an XFINITY wifi hotspot (SSID xfinitywifi) roughly 2 hours ago on my iPhone 5S (iOS 7.1.2). These hotspots require no username or password (unencrypted), but do require ...
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How to avoid display HTTPS certificate warning in Chrome

When I browse with Chrome on a web site that has an invalid certificate for some reason (eg my NAS Synology using HTTPS protocol) a warning message like the following Chrome appears to me: If I ...
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How to look up lost iTunes shared library password?

I forgot the password to my iTunes home shared library. I know I can set a new password in the iTunes prefs, but I do not want to update all my home devices to the new password! I cannot find the ...
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Can't remember my Apple ID

I remember my nickname for my Game Center but I don't remember what the Apple ID was for it is there a way to retrieve this information
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What is Migration Assistant doing when it transfers Keychains?

When Migration Assistant (or Setup Assistant) migrates Keychains, it successfully transfers most items as expected, but behaves (very) strangely with respect to the "Local Items" keychain. It appears, ...
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What security settings should one use with Keychain?

I'm a new to Mac and found that Keychain has gathered quite a lot of passwords so far. I'm concerned about the security of these data, and I would like what security settings would you recommend so ...
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How do I ensure that none of my Keychain information is stored on Apple's servers?

I recently enabled iCloud keychain briefly on a pair of my machines, and then disabled it on both (signing out completely from one). I then attempted to follow Apple's instructions for ensuring that ...
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How do I migrate my Keychain's “Local Items” to a new Mac?

After preforming a Mavericks-Mavericks migration using Migration Assistant, I have a "Local Items" Keychain on my new machine in which many (perhaps most) items are out of date (using old passwords), ...
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Connecting to EC2 Amazon using iTerm and .pub-file

How can I setup my iTerm to connect my amazon server using the .pem file I have been given. When I try ssh PUBLIC-DNS it returns Permission denied (publickey).. EDIT I have now tried the following ...
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Terminal won't ask for passphrase and not stored in keychain

I recently rent a VPS and generated a public/private key pair and transferred it to my server (added it there to the authorized_keys file) ... So far on my first login via terminal on OSX I got asked ...
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How to Undo Deny Access on Keychain

When accessing a secure note on my login keychain (Using the Keychain Access app) I accidentally selected "Deny" on the prompt. Now I have no access to this keychain anymore. All of my applications ...
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Cannot log into iMessage or FaceTime from mac

I have two macs, and at some point one of them stopped being able to log into Messages ( just the apple account ) and FaceTime. The other mac worked fine, but was not using iCloud keychain ( at the ...
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Extract passwords from local items keychain files

I know that one can easily migrate any *.keychain from one Mac to another, however, the "local items" keychain introduced in Mavericks is not stored as a *.keychain file but as a list of *.kb and *.db ...
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Non-extractable private key in Keychain Access.app

The manual page for /usr/bin/security on OS X 10.9 indicates that there is a -x option for security import to specify that private keys are non-extractable after being imported. How is this ...
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Safari SSL Errors

What led to the problem While I was trying to fix the Github SSL error caused by the DigiCert certificates, I deleted some of the certificates in the "Keychain Access" application. By doing this I ...
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Deleted all certificates by mistake. How to recreate?

I started seeing an issue in Chrome (38 on OSX 10.7.5) accessing GitHub. I got a Privacy error. One of the recommendations on SuperUser, and the reply I got from GitHub support, was to delete all ...
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Recover Yahoo password that's stored on my Mac

I forgot the password to an old Yahoo account as well as the answers to my security questions. When I try to recover it using keychain, I only find a very long series of letters and numbers that is ...
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Getting verify certificate errors after adding Google Account & iCloud keychain problem?

I keep getting a verify certificate error whenever I add my Google Account. The domina is an old company I used to work at and I have removed all account in reference to that account. However I get ...
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iTunes Match constantly have to sign out/in

Running the latest version of mavericks and iTunes and my library is about 6000+ songs. But after a few days of listening iTunes will prompt me to sign out and back in for match to work. Sometimes ...
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Applescript Command as Specified User to Delete All Files in a Particular Folder

I am looking at using the POSIX path to delete the contents of a particular folder on users computers but it must be performed as a particular user. I can deploy the script silently from my side ...
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How can I tell Mobile Safari to stop remembering to never remember my password?

I've changed my mind about having Safari/iCloud Keychain never remember my password for a given website. I'd like to remove that setting and store the password, but I can't find any ability to ...
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Using custom Certificate Authority for SSL websites with Safari on OS X 10.9.4

I have followed the directions here (http://datacenteroverlords.com/2012/03/01/creating-your-own-ssl-certificate-authority/) to create a CA and SSL certs signed by the CA for my own internal websites. ...
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Export keychains

in order to migrate to an Ubutun, I would like to export all my password, to for example a CSV file. In Keychain Access, I found export menu, but it's alway disabled, even when the access is ...
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How do I import a SMIME certificate and automatically set the Keychain trust?

We are deploying SMIME certificates to all clients and we need to ensure that these certificates are only trusted for email. Given that our users are "unmanaged" and off the corporate network, how ...
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Google Chrome mysteriously requests information from Keychain

A few weeks ago, Google Chrome suddenly started to request my linkedin password from the keychain on startup, before any web page is loaded. Every time I open the browser window, after a few seconds, ...
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Will a new keychain be synchronized over iCloud?

If I create a new personal Keychain, in this example I called "Test", everything I save into my new "Test" goes to my iCloud too? Or remain just local into my computer?
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How to choose keys in keychain access?

I would like keychain access to store all my keys and passwords for my ssh accesses. However, if I store too many keys, I get "Too Many Authentication Failures" since SSH will try to send all keys ...
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The OS X GUI won't accept any passwords (but the command line will)

The graphical side of OS X has stopped accepting passwords for any account. I am definitely typing them right, but the password box just wiggles "no." And here's the weird part: I can log in from ...
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How can I add an SMIME cert and configure iOS mail to use it?

In order to protect ourselves from NSA-style snooping, we need to start using SMIME encrypted email. Since I have over 10,000 BYOD devices to update, what is the most effective way to Deploy an ...
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Broken login.keychain, what now?

I recently moved computers, and since then I can no longer import certificates into my login keychain. I have: 1) tried using Keychain First aid 2) tried running reset password in recovery mode to ...