the password management system in OS X

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Keychain won't let copy passwords after 10.11.1 update

After the 10.11.1 update, I can not get access to some of encrypted data stored in my keychains with Keychain Access.app. Most notably, I can not see or copy passwords stored. Normally, to do so, you'...
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KeyChain Access and GPG Keychain - should those be running simultaneously?

I have installed GPG Suite and found out also during this time that my OS X has some app that stores all my passwords under my screenlock password - total news to me. Can I get rid of Apple app if I ...
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Certificate signed by an unknown authority in keychain after upgrading to El Capitan

I've found a random certificate in my keychain after upgrading to El Capitan‎ on both my Macs. It's called "ENTIDAD PUBLICA EMPRESARIAL RED.ES". It's showing a warning that it was signed by an unknown ...
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I can't use Mail.app in El Capitan to encrypt email with a self-signed certificate

I generated a self-signed root S/MIME certificate using Certificate Assistant. I made sure the resulting certificate was in my Keychain, and trusted it explicitly. In attempts to send encrypted mail ...
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I have two keychains, how do I get rid of one?

I lost my Skype password and reads somewhere online to look in Keychain Access. When I couldn't retrieve the password I decided to Reset My Default Keychain. Now I have two keychains: Login and ...
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security dump-trust-settings causes an error

When I type security dump-trust-settings I get the following two errors: Cert 1: GTE CyberTrust Global Root SecTrustSettingsCopyTrustSettings: The specified item could not be found in the keychain. ...
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“This certificate was signed by an untrusted issuer” problem after updating to El Capitan

Most of the https connections returns that. Most of them is signed by Symantec. But not all. I tried to google the problem, but with no luck, seems like I only the one who experiencing this problem. ...
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User can't login to AD bound Mac

I have several Macs bound to a Windows domain with AD. The users login to the Macs with their Windows credentials and so far it has worked fine. Last week we changed the password policy so that ...
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Keychain popup freezes my safari when I visit specific sites

So I'm usually a chrome user, but ever since buying a macbook pro, I switched to safari because chrome drained my battery like mad and it generated too much heat. The transition wasn't bad, I actually ...
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iCloud Keychain

Just for my curiosity and knowledge, from a Software or Hardware stand point prospective, the iCloud Keychain service, on top of 256-bit AES encryption, in order to protect users data, it also uses: ...
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How to use Keychain to Auto Login into Authenticated Websites

I am running El Capitan. I added login credentials into Keychain as follows: Name/Where (the full web url) Account (the login username) Password (the login password) I then launched the web page ...
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Skipped iCloud Keychain configuration during install of El Capitan

During installation of El Capitan I skipped the iCloud Keychain configuration because it wouldn't validate the code sent to my phone. What was this process for and how do I restart it now that the ...
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How to unlock Keychain: “access to this item is restricted”, when I accidentally denied it?

Running: OS X 10.10 - Macbook I accidentally hit "deny" on trying to retrieve one of my passwords in Keychain access, and now it is saying "access to this item is restricted (-67808)". I have tried ...
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OS X 10.11 unable to press “allow” on Keychain Access dialogs

I'm running into an issue where keychain password verification box does not verify password - does not shake for incorrect password and nothing happens when I press "allow". I'm using iCloud keychain. ...
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Junos Pulse Crashing on El Capitan (10.11), Causing Keychain Issues?

Whenever I attempt to start a VPN Connection with Junos Pulse (Version 5.0.11) on El Capitan it freezes midway through connecting and my login keychain becomes inaccessible to any other apps. The only ...
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How can I change Keychain permissions without being physically present?

According to Apple's Documentation, for certain operations, the user must be physically present. However, I am trying to administer a Xcode Server build box via Screen Sharing, and I can't add or ...
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Why do I have to reenter my passwords after moving HDD between Macs?

I recently had to transplanted my HDD into another Macbook Pro (after my own broke). I could boot without any problems in the new machine, but for some most (all?) applications wanted me to reenter my ...
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How can I import a PGP public key into Keychain Access.app?

I have someone's PGP Public Key (.asc) and would like to import that into Keychain Access.app so that I can email them with my existing PKI certificates which I already use with Mail.app. How can I do ...
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Fix behaviour of «* wants to use your * keychain»

I have my keychain set to lock when sleeping. So when I unlock my computer after not using it for some time, I get a bunch of password prompts like «* wants to use your * keychain» for Mail, ...
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iCloud, keychain problems on MacBook Air

My friend has an iPad. I have never used an iPad, but am trying to help her set things up better -- so it's clearly a case of the blind leading the blind. We couldn't install Dropbox on the iPad ...
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Get my PKG Installer To Prompt and Store Admin User/Pass

On Mac OSX, the third-party command line tool I have needs to run as super user unfortunately. I'm building a front-end GUI for it. My Qt/C++ application is using QProcess to shell out to Bash and run ...
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Restore saved networks after “Reset Network Preferences” wiped them from all devices

While recently traveling abroad I had trouble connecting a temporary SIM card in my iPad to its cellular network. While trying to fix the issue some advice said to try "Reset Network Settings". Well, ...
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Cannot export private key from System.keychain with Keychain Access or command line

I'm trying to export a private key from System.keychain in Keychain Access. I've tried running Keychain Access as a root. No matter what, I always get the following error. When I try to export the ...
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how to restore user password using Time Machine

Using 10.9.5, about a month ago I reset a user's password. The user forgot her password, so I reset it using a CMD-R reboot and passwordreset. Of course this left her login keychain out of sync (maybe ...
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Can't download in App Store after Yosemite upgrade:

I've just upgraded to Yosemite and am now unable to download anything from the appstore. (I've tried a new download of xcode and an update of iMovies) I'm able to navigate around the store and sign ...
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servermgrd certificate in Yosemite server chain of trust

I am setting up a file server in Yosemite and am trying to remove vulnerabilities so my organization's IT dept will approve. I acquired a trusted SSL certificate and installed it with all of the ...
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Keychain Sync for WIFI Password not Working with Meraki

My iPad is configured with Meraki device management and includes information for a WIFI network. I want to sync all of the WIFI passwords to my iCloud Keychain, but the password for the network that I ...
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Stolen iPhone: what is the security risk?

Unfortunately today my iPhone 6 Plus was stolen from my pocket on the streets of Sao Paulo. I did not have cellular data turned on. I had Touch ID and a 4 digit number lock in place. How much data ...
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How can I access an iOS Mail password stored in Keychain?

I upgraded my wife's iPhone to a newer model but she can't remember her Yahoo mail password which is stored in Keychain on her old phone. She uses the standard iOS Mail app which successfully fetches ...
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iCloud keychain problems - asking passwords, can't change password, can't unsync

Main symptom: When I reboot I get multiple prompts asking for the "local items" keychain password. Details: The password required is my old iCloud password, not my current user account password ...
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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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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 booted up normally?

**UPDATE: Log shows a normal boot up to login screen. Was confused because I was comparing it to a log of a firevault protected computer BOOT LOGS SHOWN BELOW: Mar 29 15:41:55 localhost bootlog[0]: ...
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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 https://code....
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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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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 ...