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iOS in-app purchase: Keeping consumable counter in keychain, do I need to document export compliance

The answer to iPhone - in-App purchase consumable correct approach on stackoverflow is very appealing for keeping track of consumables in the keychain. However, using the keychain for this purpose (...
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WiFi Certificates Accidentally Deleted

I accidentally deleted some certificates from the Keychain Access application and I think they were somehow related to WiFi networks. Now everytime I try to join a network that uses PEAP ...
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How can I use an ssh key with a passphrase but not have to type the passphrase every time when working in a remote shell?

Here's my situation: I ssh into a server running OS X, and from that remote shell I want to perform pushes and pulls (via ssh) for a git repository whose local copy exists on this server and whose ...
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Network TimeMachine backup errors - System keychain problem?

I've been using Time Machine to backup my MacBook Pro to my local OS X Server for years, but I recently started getting errors when attempting to backup. When running either an automatic or manual ...
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How to install a keychain from another computer on El Capitan

From another suggestion here My login keychain cannot be found. I have Keychain access but no Keychain repair option. OS X El Capitan I have copied the ~/Library/Keychains/login.keychain from another ...
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With “Keychain First Aid” apparently removed in 10.11.2 how do i get my keychain fixed?

My macbook is presently completely unusable due to an apparently corrupted (?) keychain. As shown in the following question there seems to have been a change in 10.11.2 to have removed the First Aid ...
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How to determine if iCloud KeyChain were enabled on a Mac

I am having terrible problems with the KeyChain and it is making one of my MB's unusable. How can I: determine if iCloud keychain were enabled (and thus causing these issues) disable iCloud keychain ...
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The password for the keychain access is apparently not my login password- please explain

I am unable to lock the Keychain Acccess on either of two macbooks. The login password is not accepted on either one. Is there a special step/process for setting up a keychain password - and it is ...
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Export Keychain Items is not enabled from File menu of Keychain Access

As can be seen in the screenshot I have selected a bunch of keychain items. So why is Export items disabled?
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Getting exchange password from keychain

Is there a way using security find-internet-password or something similar to get my exchange credentials on the command line? I'm trying to write a script to auto-login into an exchange server and I'...
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How to fix corrupt keychain permissions

I have change permission of /var location by mistake with 777 and now my Keychain Access not working fine (i have stop chmod but some file and folder's permission are change ) folder in var ...
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How can I setup two iCloud Keychains?

I want to replicate my Keychain setup for OS X in iCloud Keychain, to have passwords sync between iOS and OS X devices. The way I set it up was following this article. The idea is having the default ...
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Forgot the password of a keychain (non the login one)

I have installed a bunch of certificates on my mac, due to italian legal system, in order to login to a certain website with a smartcard. It all worked well for a few months and then yesterday it ...
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bitbucket authentication is failing

I keep my code in bitbucket. Without warning git pull just hangs and after a long wait says to check Deleting all my keychain entries for bitbucket.org and relogging in manually didn't help ...
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Creating new user yields endless keychain password prompts

Here's the story - I have three user accounts on my Mac mini. I go and add a forth. A few days later, the user forgets their password - we had the iCloud password reset functionality enabled, but we'...
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Understanding keychain

I am having a hard time understanding how does Keychain works, whats the default setting for it as long as i dont touch anything? and what if I don't remember my first password? Can someone explain me?...
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Cannot verify Google's SSL certificate with openssl

When checking Google's certificate with OpenSSL I get $ echo 'Q' | /usr/bin/openssl s_client -connect www.google.com:443 -servername www.google.com -verify 6 > /dev/null verify depth is 6 depth=2 ...
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Command-line keychain access not showing any results [duplicate]

I have been trying to learn to control my computer through command-line, and keychain access is what I am trying now. I have been using the security command, and attempting to get my wifi password (I ...
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How can I get my device's unlock passcode from the KeyChain?

Assuming that the four or six digit unlock code to the phone is in the Keychain, where exactly do I find it? I see my passwords for apps but not the unlock code for the phone
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reduce passwords I must type

How can I reconfigure my MBP to require me to type username & password only once, going all the way from shut down to functional? I think industry-standard naming is confusing in this area: the ...
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Can't delete keychain items with UI, but command line works fine

When using the Keychain Access app, I am often unable to delete an Web form password item. I have tried hitting the delete key and going to Edit > Delete. In both cases, nothing happens, there is no ...
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Prevent Keychain from copying an internet password to my login keychain

I find that my passwords are being copied from my "bank" keychain into the login keychain every time I allow Safari to autofill the fields. How can I prevent that? I have created a separate keychain ...
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Can't access IMAP or SMTP in Mac Mail 5.3 when I save password to Keychain

Experiencing a very odd bug when I try to access Google Apps email on Mail 5.3 via IMAP and SMTP. When I open Mail, it asks for my email password. If I type this in, I can access the IMAP server fine....
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Disable Keychain dialogs when using proxy server

Every time I use proxy, AuthBrokerAgent starts up and I have to allow him to use confidential information stored in my Keychain. I disabled the AuthBrokerAgent, but now every single app wants me to ...
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How do I obtain a list of all the passwords stored in Keychain Access?

My MacBook was stolen. I have a new Mac with all the data restored from my AirPort Time Capsule, including all the passwords that were on the stolen MacBook. Is there way to list all the passwords ...
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Dump iCloud keychain in Terminal

I failed to find the path to iCloud keychain to do just security dump-keychain - the iCloud keychain isn't shown when I try security list-keychains. What is the path to that keychain (or, if it cannot ...
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SCEP Request on Mac

I am looking for a way to issue a SCEP request to my organizations CAIssuing server. I manage a number of Macs and we currently import the certificates by hand using a profile on a web server. I know ...
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What is the purpose of lock the login keychain?

This is what I mean: When I try to lock above keychain I get a lot of pop alerts similar to this: accountsd wants to use the login keychain, "safari wants to use the login keychain" and so on. If ...
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How can you import Wireless Network (WiFi) passwords / settings to Mac OSX 10.10 from a text, html or xml file?

I'm trying to transfer WiFi settings of saved networks from a Windows PC to a Macbook. I have exported the wireless settings via the freeware WirelessKeyView to a txt file (can also be created as a ...
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Add command to sudo in OS X - or how to fix a major security inconsistency in OS X

OS X provides Keychain Access, which is a great way to save passwords of varying apps and websites. When you want to view a password via the Keychain Access GUI, you are asked the admin password. ...
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getting an error -25299 attempting to create account and password for proxy

I changed the proxy settings with the following code: sudo networksetup -setwebproxy Wi-Fi IP_ADDRESS PORT on USERNAME PASSWORD It does indeed changes settings, but throws an error saying: error -...
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Possible to reset Keychain password without knowing the old password?

My girlfriend forgot the password for her MacBook (don't ask), so I reset it using the Utilities. But as you may be aware, this doesn't reset the Keychain password. Her MacBook is now virtually ...
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How to upload keychain to iCloud?

This may seem like a stupid question but I want to be able to synchronise my Keychain records with my iCloud account. Currently when I login to the iCloud it downloads 5 year old records completely ...
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Keychain password questions

How does changing the user password via system preferences effect the keychain password? What happens if you reset it? (Now via system preferences) What causes keychain to get into pop ups loops ...
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“security add-internet-password…” gets “User interaction not allowed”

I'm trying to update an old and outdated Puppet manifest to setup a new Jenkins slave on OSX El-Capitan and hit an issue which I suspect could be related to new security features in El-Capitan. The ...
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Deleting password from Keychain in terminal

I'm having trouble deleting the github credentials from Keychain Access. Keychain Access just freezes everytime I try. Is there a command to force deletion of an item in the Keychain from the terminal?...
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My login keychain cannot be found. I have Keychain access but no Keychain repair option. OS X El Capitan

My login keychain cannot be found. I have Keychain access but no Keychain repair option in the drop down menu. I am unclear if I have erased something in error, or if this is a common issue?
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Why does OS X repeatedly prompt for certificate trust when joining WPA2 Enterprise WiFi

WHY does OS X always prompt for certificate trust when connecting to WPA2 Enterprise (EAP-PEAP in my case) networks, even if the certificate is already marked as 'trusted'? Even weirder.. if I delete ...
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icloud keychain web form passwords not syncing

Follwing having to create a new keychain on my laptopm, I have had to reset my icloud keychain, follwoing the advice on apple's support page. turn off all icloud keychain, re-enable on the most up to ...
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Can I export my id_rsa cert from Keychain Access?

I'm migrating to a new Macbook. On my old one, I generated an ssh key pair many years ago, and I have configured that key on several sites, some of which I don't have direct control over. After I set ...
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Unexpected Quarantine set on keychains

In my Console logs I've been noticing these two messages repeated constantly: 4/7/16 5:06:17.726 PM Safari[383]: KeychainGetICDPStatus: keychain: -25300 4/7/16 5:06:17.726 PM Safari[383]: ...
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How do I make git credential-osxkeychain work correctly when I'm connected to a machine via SSH?

I setup a build machine to check out sources from Github by caching the login credential in the keychain using instructions from: https://help.github.com/articles/caching-your-github-password-in-git/ ...
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Is Apple's Keychain integration with browsers safe?

I've avoided browser's saving my passwords for the past umpteen years because it wasn't safe. I've instead used products like KeePass. I don't like KeePass on OSX, and I'm not big on things like ...
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How to remove a keychain in OS X?

I'm using Mac 10.11.3 I installed Card Reader for PIV and mess something and now I have 'wrong' Keychain CAC-000... It is not one that I need. I have to get rid of it and setup another Keychain. I ...
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Backup iCloud Keychain

I recently encountered an issue where a very important (and non-resettable) password was deleted from my iCloud Keychain. All of my OSX-based keychains are backed up via Time Machine, but I realized ...
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How to restore Yosemite's keychain information

So basically I was able to backup and restore past version of my keychain with Yosemite but now the fun is to use those data on El Capitan. I should have made a backup after migrating to El Capitan ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) Version 10.10.5

I have recently changed my Apple ID password. Now when I do a full shutdown and restart I get about 10 boxes saying various apps (talagent, message agent, etc) want to use the "Local Items" in ...
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Reset Password app in recovery mode not showing and disks

Note: this question is a duplicate of Unable to reset password in Recovery Mode, but the solution mentioned there was to reinstall the OS, which is not really the solution I'm striving for if there is ...
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OS X is repeatedly asking for login keychain password

I know this has been asked here several times, but I already checked the other discussions and tried their suggestions, but without success. Is there anything I can do instead of re-installing the ...
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What actually syncs in the Apple keychain?

I have several macs and a very big Apple keychain at this point in one of them. It has passwords and certificates from more than 10 years of use. I have told iCloud to sync it and have approved the ...