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Independently decrypt System.keychain using SystemKey file

From backup I've extracted (and I can extract any additional file) /var/db/SystemKey and /Library/Keychains/System.keychain I was able to unlock previously used Login.keychain with previous user ...
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Internet Access after renew the expired com.apple.servermgrd certificate

I inherited some months ago a Mac mini server running OS X 10.8.5 Initially, I configured it with the new network settings, DNS name, etc and all was working fine in regard to file sharing, accessing ...
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Macbook Pro got stolen. Thief knows password. iCloud Keychain all compromised?

My Macbook was stolen. And I think the thief knows my Macbook's login (admin) password (not Apple ID). (I know, very stupid of me) Does that mean all my passwords stored in iCould Keychain are now ...
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How do I locate the entry in Keychain corresponding to an app-specific password?

I would like to resolve some issues I'm having with app-specific passwords for Messages and FaceTime, and need to see what entries in my Keychain are being used for app-specific passwords (if, in fact ...
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A keychain could not be found to store “<Network>”

Just got a new Macbook, my first Mac in 5 years, and I'm having trouble getting it to save my Wifi network information. If I remember correctly, I was able to connect to the network at the office with ...
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Launching apps behind the lock screen?

I need to run an application behind the lock screen, e.g., just as Time Machine or Sophos antivirus (and others) can run when the screen is locked. Specifically, I would like to schedule an ...
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How to get Safari to accept Untrusted Certs on iOS8? (like Chrome)

It looks like Chrome on iOS8 has the ability to 'user accept' untrusted SSL Certs but Safari simply blocks them with an error. The scenario here is that the phone (and iPad) are viewing an internal ...
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Cannot enter password to reset keychain

I'm trying to reset my keychain (Yosemite 10.10.4). When I enter my wifi password I get "A keychain cannot be found to store my_wifi_sid" I click "Reset to Defaults" I get "Are you sure you want to ...
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How do you get a Cisco VPN connection to remember its password?

The Problem I've got a Cisco IPSEC VPN connection in my network settings on a Yosemite machine. It works fine, aside from prompting for a password on every single connection. The saved password is ...
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Can I use our SSL certificate for digital mail signatures?

We have a GoDaddy SSL Certificate that we use on our OS X Server for securing some web sites and the Mail Service running on it. Our company website FQDN is one of the 5 named on that certificate but ...
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Interpreting Mac logs: was this computer accessed or just booted up normally?

UPDATE: what it looks like based on your responses is that this log shows a NORMAL boot without any need to login into an account with a password. But my computer 100% had an ADMIN ACCOUNT and ...
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OSX El Capitan Unable to add exchange account [closed]

I had a problem with Lync because of which I went to Keychain Access > Preferences > Reset My Default Keychain. After that all of my passwords were reset and I had to enter them again. When I was ...
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Keychain Issue - Yosemite

Apologies for the vague title - I couldn't really think of any other way to sum up my problem. I've been trying all day to work my own way around this issue but I've ultimately hit a brick wall so ...
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“Delete references & files” with keychain using security delete-keychain

I have a script that uses a keychain to store various privates keys and certificates into a certain keychain (different from login and System). I'd like to enable it to purge all the content of its ...
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Identity not found when trying to code-sign an application with a certificate

After properly creating a valid certificate for code signing, when running the command: $ codesign -s CertificateName AppPathName I always get a: CertificateName: no identity found Anyways, When ...
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iTunes Producer unable to get password from my keychain

When I try to open iTunes Producer, I get an error stating, "We are unable to retrieve your password from the security keychain." I recently deleted the folder in my keychain library while trying to ...
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Keeping synced keychains on same Mac

Apparently Chrome will never support iCloud keychain and will use the default keychain because Apple only allows access to the former if the app is distributed through the App Store (see ...
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How Can I Convert A .TXT File To A .CSV File Without Losing Any Of The Content Of That Document?

I've been trying for about 4 days now to complete the seemingly simple activity of converting an OS X keychain text dump to a correctly formatted .csv with no progress, much less success. I posted a ...
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Missing Items From KeyChain Dumps

I'm using the process outlined here to export my OS X keychain items to .csv files. After getting many blank .csv files, I adapted the script using this guy's suggestion. After making this change, ...
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Exchange 2011 keeps asking for password

I am running Outlook 2011 on Yosemite/10.10.3 with all the latest updates installed. When I try to add an Exchange account to Outlook, it initially runs the sync just fine. However, for any ...
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Keychain back up is not working after restore

I use keychain swapping to play 2 accounts on a device {ipad1, ios 5.1.1}. This issue happened before but I gave up and restarted then but after months of play now, I am hoping to fix it this time. ...
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Wanted, a way to change many keychain passwords at once

Problem: employer uses a common account (username and password) for numerous logins within their domain, and requires frequent password changes. Keychain can't seem to figure out that e.g. any ...
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How to prevent Safari saved passwords being seen with Mac password?

In Safari on OS X via Safari/Preferences/Passwords/ it is possible to view all saved passwords in plain text by entering the Mac password. I want to use a different password. Is this possible? I ...
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View Keychain from encrypted IOS 8.2 backup?

Is there any way to access the keychain from an Iphone 5 IOS 8.2 backup? Here are the hard facts: encrypted backup where I KNOW the password device is lost So far I could restore all the ...
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Stop keychain proposing to save my ssh passphrase

This is a minor inconvenience, but the security consequences could be problematic. I prefer to be prompted for my SSH key passphrase when I make a connection to remote systems, in order to minimise ...
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How to find wifi passwords in Yosemite or iOS8

I can still connect to this foreign network using this new computer -- my old computer had access. I want to share the password with my wife's system. I can't figure out how to do this, either in ...
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Add Keychain and computer crash

I'm trying to understand how Apple Keychain works. If I understand correctly, only passwords that are in the iCloud Keychain will be shared with my other devices and saved if I lose the computer. Is ...
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How to prevent keychain passwords being seen with iPhone passcode?

Via Settings/Safari/Saved Passwords/ it is possible to view all saved passwords by simply entering the 4 digit passcode on ones iPhone. Is it possible to still be able to use Keychain passwords and ...
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Mac Not Saving Passphrase for SSH Keys

I have tried everything for my passphrase to be saved for my SSH keys so that when I restart, I don't have to run any "ssh-add" command. I have tried: Saving my key in ~/.ssh Saving my key in ...
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MacBook Pro shows machine name as Mac-mini in public key

When I checked my public key, it shows ssh-rsa mykey hari@Hari-Mac-mini.local But I'm using macbook pro. Also hostname is correct. My old machine was mac mini.
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Is Chrome Just As “Safe” as Safari with Regards to Passwords?

I use two browsers: one for personal use (i.e. email, social networking, YouTube, etc.) and one for professional/school (i.e. developing, school links, school-related searches, etc.). I recently ...
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Applescript or Automator service that automatically trusts certificates

I would like to know, if there is a way to make an Automator service or an Applescript that automatically trusts a root certificate. If possible without a prompt for password or Admin privileges. ...
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Send wifi password from iPhone to iPad

I have an iPhone and an iPad. iCloud keychain sync is on. I'm in a location with a secret wifi password that is on my iPhone and not on my iPad. My iPhone isn't jailbroken and I already know I can't ...
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Cannot uncheck 'pending' iCloud keychain on both mobile and OSX

This is very frustrating. One day I wanted to try iCloud keychain. I turned that on without knowing I will be struck with it forever. I'm asked to verify with code which I can enter, then message to ...
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Disabling password saving for certificates

I work in a HIPAA environment where we purposefully put passwords on our certificates. However, when connecting to one of our servers via SSH, it seems keychain is 'remembering' the password between ...
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How to dump the content of keychain from the shell?

I'm testing the following command-line in the Terminal: sudo security dump-keychain -d login.keychain which I'd like to use to save all my passwords into a file. However when I run it, it keep ...
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SSH private key password never removed with Keychain/ssh-agent

I have an SSH private key with password, and I'm able to add it to KeyChain/ssh-agent and have the password automatically used without having to enter it. Now I'd like to add one more thing: I want ...
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Lost Wi-Fi passwords after reset network settings on iPhone

After a network configuration reset on my iPhone all Wi-Fi passwords were lost. They were stored in iCloud Keychain, synced with my Mac, where they disappeared too. This is very frustrating since it ...
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I don't know my keychain login password

My other computer is locked down because keychain is not accepting any passwords I have used. I can't even open finder at this point and none of the trouble shooting online is working.
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How do I check I know the password for an encrypted drive?

I've got an encrypted USB drive and I want to check I know the password. At the moment everything is in my keychain, so it works, and I can see its contents, but I want to make sure I'm covered if I ...
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Keychain trouble after changing password

I have recently migrated from a time machine backup of my previous mac. I have three different accounts on both my macs and two of these seem to work well. However, when I log in to the third account, ...
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com.apple.WebKit.Networking.xpc wants to sign using key “privateKey” in your keychain

I've seen this error in a few other areas of the forums; however, I'm trying to understand what does "key 'privateKey'" means. I'm trying to authenticate to a VPN portal and this is the error that ...
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“Show Password” in Keychain Access doesn't work

I am having a problem, as a program is requesting my RSA password but my Mac won't let me see it. As I check the "show password" (mostrar contraseña) chechbox, it immediately unmarks itself. I ...
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OS X asking for local items keychain password

My mid-2010 macbook pro was running just fine on OS X 10.10, and then I decided to enable the guest account. My account still works fine, but when I login into the guest account, I get an annoying ...
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Lock Screen from Command Line? [duplicate]

I have activated the Keychain Menu Bar icon so I can relatively easily click Lock Screen to lock the screen of my MacBook. Is there a way to do this with a shortcut or via the command line? I know you ...
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The L2TP-VPN server did not respond - OS X Mountain Lion (happened after change of Router)

I used to be able to connect to VPNgate's servers but ever since I changed to a new router (one of the new Netgear Nighthawks), it just stopped working. I followed the guide on their site to setup ...
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Invalid Root Certificate (Comodo RSA)

Regulary, a duplicate certificate of COMODO RSA appears on my keychain (Google Chrome?) and when I browse on a website which use a COMODO certificate. Google Chrome blocks the website. (Normal). I ...
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How to disable auto password filling (Keychain) while in private browsing mode in Safari?

Keychain offers to auto complete forms including passwords even in private browsing mode. How can I disable this? I'm using Safari 8.0.5 on Yosemite 10.10.3. Edit: The use case here is when other ...
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Filling the inputs of SecurityAgent if they exist?

I am trying to automate the export of my keychains (system and user), and while my script works if I remove the set values, it does not after adding them. The error I am receiving is System Events ...
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Is it possible to retrieve iCloud password from iPad that is currently logged in to iCloud?

With all of Apple's (and the rest of the world's) increased intrusions by hackers, I have become very nervous when the slightest glitch happens on any of my devices. I was working on my laptop and it ...