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Google Chrome vs my Keychain

Since I've left Chrome as my main browser, every time I use it as secondary browser, Chrome enters in an eternal loop requesting my password to access each keychain bundle of my system. No matter how ...
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Set up iCloud Keychain without phone?

Is it possible to set up iCloud Keychain without a mobile phone? If it is possible then how can I do it?
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Is there any way to identify passwords in my keychains that haven't been accessed in a long time?

I'm a web developer and I deal with a lot of passwords. Many of these I only need for a short while and then never again. My login keychain has quickly grown to several hundred items. I do the ...
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Help! Lost admin password for Mac OS X server 10.9

While our netwrokd administrator was admitted to a hospital for an emergency surgery (he is now in coma), being as a temporary delegate, I was ordered by our Institution to turn OFF Mail funciton and ...
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Why does remote MacBook Pro on LAN disappear from Finder sidebar when I connect to it?

This is really odd. I've replaced ethernet cables and what not, but most of the time, when I try to connect to the MBP on my LAN, it will initially disappear from the sidebar before reappearing. The ...
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OSX is repeatedly asking for login keychain password

After starting up my newer iMac it's asking for for the login keychain password for several applications. It is stuck in a cycle that I can't cancel out of. Any suggestions?
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iCloud Keychain not syincing all iPhone wifi passwords to Mac

I recently upgraded my iPhone 4s to the latest ios 7.1 and my macbook pro to Mavericks and have set up iCloud Keychain sync on both devices. My problem is that I'm connected to a wifi network on my ...
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Keychain Access not revealing passwords

I was able to fix the problem by restarting my computer, but I wanted to see if anyone else had this issue. If I right click on a keychain item and select "Copy Password to Clipboard" the usual ...
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Can't delete preferred networks from wireless settings (comes back up)

I am having an issue with preferred networks in WiFi settings. There are few networks I want to delete - when I do so, the disappear temporarily, but will eventually come back. I believe is to do with ...
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trust self signed certificates from employer

I manually set the permissions to each individual from my employer to Always Trust, is there a way to just Always Trust my companies self signed cert? The biggest problem is email attachments, they ...
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Why is every one of my System Roots Certificates showing as untrusted when applying 'use system defaults' for my Macbook Pro?

There are 222 total System Root Certificates, and each read as currently untrusted, although I have not touched any of the settings. Each certificate is "using system defaults", but clicking the ...
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How can I fix a Mac OS X Mail SMIME issue that's happening after renewing my certificate

I just renewed my SMIME email certificate after the previous one expired. Now any new mail I write in Mail.app simply disappears after I close and reopen Mail.app. They are not deleted (Trash or in ...
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Why when I increase SSL certificate security on my mac am I unable to use the app store (preflight error)?

Given the recent OSX issues with certificates and SSL, I want to increase the security of the certificate validation in general. I came across a setting in the keychain that has a selection between ...
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Google Chrome on OSX - disable password autofill

How can I disable password autofill/autosave in Google Chrome without deleting all my passwords from the Keychain? I tried just disabling autofill, but Chrome keeps filling out passwords and still ...
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How to fix curl: (60) SSL certificate: Invalid certificate chain when using sudo

So since the Mavericks upgrade curl has more issues with certificates. When trying to curl a file from my web server with it's self-signed certificate it was getting the error "SSL Certificate: ...
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How can I disable SSH KeychainIntegration in OS X Mavericks?

I'm having some issues with SSH KeychainIntegration in OS X Mavericks. I've tried poking around Apple's support site, but haven't seen anyone having my issue. I have seen lots of people who ...
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Encrypted external drive usually prompts for password, despite being in keychain

I have an external encrypted drive, and almost every time I plug it in, it'll ask me for the password, even though it's already in my keychain. If I type the password in, it'll mount as expected. ...
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How can I get Apple mail or Outlook 2011 to look up SMIME encryption certificates for users?

I want the ability to lookup an encryption certificate for SMIME in Outlook for recipients who have SMIME certs, but I just don't have their public key. I noticed the keychain has a directory ...
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How to disable keychain completely in Mavericks?

Is there any way to completely disable keychain usage in Mavericks? We have a mac mini at work that we use in the conference room. The problem is that the keychain is not staying synced with Active ...
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How to setup Gmail SMTP server for OSX Mail with 2-step-verification and App-specific password?

Haven't been able to solve this problem with the threads such as here. My Gmail stops always working after a while, perhaps after accessing it in different WIFI network or something like this -- it ...
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Make my password protected SSH key expire or timeout after a while

I have a private SSH key I use for authentication that is stored in *~/.ssh/id_rsa*. When I ssh into a server, I am prompted for the password to unlock the key: I like this. I also like that I can ...
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Can I force Safari on iOS to store a password, though the site disallows it?

For OS X Safari there is a solution to force storing of passwords. Some sites disallow the storing of passwords, and I wonder if I can force this, at least for some sites, on Safari on iOS 7.
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OS X Maverick 10.9 Import SSL Cert from Windows Server 2008

I created Open Directory and ProfileManager with self-signed certificate. Now I try to replace the self-signed certificate with the already Signed Certificated currently use on our Active Directory ...
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Is it important to backup public keys for iOS Developer Certificates?

I have read everywhere that you need to backup your private keys for iOS Developer Certificates on your Mac. I want to know if public key is important to backup or not. In case if a person just keeps ...
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Update Multiple Keychain entries

Is there a way to run an automator script to update multiple keychain entries at once? I have a client that is part of an AD and when they update their pw it doesn't update the keychain. I am ...
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How to I undo “always allow” in keychain item

By mistake, I clicked on "always allow" on a file in my keychain on the mac. How do I undo this and restrict access? I tried to correct it by clicking on Access Control. There I clicked on "confirm ...
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Saved passwords in Safari keep coming back

So I had saved some some passwords in my Safari on my Mac (Mavericks). I went to Safari > Preferences > Passwords > Remove All to remove all the stored passwords. But no matter how many times ...
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Visualizing Keychain Item Details

I'm a developer working on doing some keychain related features. A piece of my application changes / looks for items in the keychain. However, visually verifying some of these changes can be difficult ...
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How can I retrieve a saved WiFi password from iOS 7?

I have some wireless networks that I joined on my iOS device and I now want to retrieve the passwords from the device. How can I (by hook or crook if necessary) get into the iOS 7 keychain and obtain ...
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Mac OS X, passwd, and keychain

As far as I'm aware, passwd doesn't change the keychain password on Mac OS X. Is there a way to do this properly from the command line with a single command? If not, what about with multiple commands? ...
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Cisco IPSec forgets password (Mavericks)

Cisco IPSec seems to have no way to store the password of the connection permanently. I have found on the web some solutions for the Mountain Lion release, but none for OS-X Mavericks. Is it ...
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Selectively disable iCloud keychain syncing for WiFi passwords

I have iCloud Keychain sync enabled, but I want to stop it syncing WiFi passwords. I have a portable WiFi hotspot which I use for my laptop and iPad, but I don't want my iPhone to connect to it since ...
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How safe is iCloud Keychain?

Say I installed a malicious app on my iPhone that stole my iCloud password. Can the Keychain be compromised ? Basically, can the keychain passwords be accessed by solely having the iCloud password ? ...
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Keychain cleanup before sync

Would you recommend a cleanup of the keychain before activating iCloud Keychain sync.
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Any Keychain Access.app documentation?

Is there any documentation about the capabilities of the Keychain Access application included with OS X 10.9?
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How can I find and remove duplicate Keychain entries

I want to cleanup Keychain before activating iCloud Keychain sync. How can I easily find duplicate Keychain entries?
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Export Wi-Fi passwords from keychain

I want to export all my Wi-Fi passwords and import it to the keychain of my girlfriends Mac. Is this even possible? And how its done? With iCloud Keychain Sync this passwords should also be available ...
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Why am I asked for my Keychain password when the keychain is already unlocked?

Why am I asked for my Keychain password when the keychain is already unlocked? This behavior started suddenly after migrating to a new machine.
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Why am frequently asked for access to my Keychain?

Since using Migration Assistant to move from an old iMac (2009) to a new MacBook Pro, I find that I'm repeatedly asked for access to my Keychain. Prior to moving to the new machine, once I unlocked my ...
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Mail on OS X: Choose which X.509 certificate to use for signing mails

I've got multiple X.509 certificates from different CA's for different purposes -- for example, one from CAcert.org, and another one from my university. Both have different advantages and ...
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Keychain error -25308 while trying to add drive to Time Machine

I am trying to configure my Mac to use a time-capsule for Time Machine. After entering in the Time Capsule password I get the following error: Keychain error -25308 occurred while creating a ...
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How can I revoke an applications access to keychain passwords from the command-line?

Applications can be granted permanent unprompted access to passwords. You can add and revoke these privileges using the Keychain Access utility. (See this answer) I'd like to be able to revoke from ...
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After 10.9 upgrade, settings keep getting deleted

Got an exceedingly odd one here. I have installed 10.9 on four machines now and each time I have seen it wipe out the login.keychain and sometimes after that it also wiped out some preferences, but ...
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SSH Agent forwarding [closed]

I'm very new to ssh, And I want to test how agent forwarding is working on Mac OS X. I added one key using ssh-add, but when I try to connect to the server it's asking me a passphrase. Please ...
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Messages agent wants to use your confidential information stored in “<key>” in your keychain

After upgradering to Mavericks, I have been bombarded repeatedly with the following prompt: Messages agent wants to use your confidential information stored in “” in your keychain [Allow] ...
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Create key, certificate signing request, p12 file and provisioning file on Ubuntu for Mac keychain

I use Ubuntu OS most of the time but I also have used OS X for quite a time and now I only use it to maintain my iOS apps. I am trying to create private key, certificate signing request for ...
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CalendarAgent keeps asking for access to “login” after reboot

I'm running Mountain Lion 10.8.5... and every time I restart my computer or log-out & back in, I get a message box saying that "CalendarAgent wants to use "login" keychain". I've tried ...
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Is a there a simple solution to avoid problems with hotspots?

It seems that OSX does not behave well with hotspots. By hotspot, I mean the wireless networks which opens automatically a window for login/password such as when you join them. When you login for ...
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Keychain passwords suggestions that I can't remember, how do I log in from a different pc

I hope that I put it right, that you guys understand. Everywhere I read that Keychain can suggest strong passwords and remember them so I don't have to remember them. Works wonderful. The thing is, ...
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Is it possible to manage the iCloud keychain?

I like to know if it is possible to manage the iCloud keychain, means, deleting elements. I tried the under the OS X keychain app in the iCloud tab but after a clean install of OS X, everything was ...