the password management system in OS X

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OSX ssh-agent: no password pasting, and problem with PKCS#8?

I use ssh on my machine, and have set up a long not-human-friendly passphrase which is saved in my password manager. What makes me crazy every time is that I cannot paste into the window pictured ...
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Cannot unlock password protected SSH key in OS X Mavericks

I just upgraded to OSX 10.9, and when trying to establish an SSH connection with public key authentication, a prompt appears asking for my SSH key password. I initially thought that the upgrade ...
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What's Apple Configurator?

There is an error "This root certificate is not trusted" in my Keychain Access. What is "Apple Configurator"? And what should I do about this error?
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safari website requires a client certificate

I went to a site I regularly use and got this when logging in with Safari I seem to have 2 certificated of the same name both issued by Apple and both are not expired (found by searching in ...
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server's certificate

MacPro1,1, OSX 10.7.5 A couple of days ago Apple eliminated my "grandfathered" email server and security settings. Support did direct me to the new settings, but never explained why they changed them ...
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How to stop Chrome’s “Google Chrome wants to use your confidential information stored in your keychain.” question?

Whenever I use Google Chrome to access a login page in which I have the username/password saved in the Keychain (via Safari) Chrome would pop up a dialog box that asks "Google Chrome wants to use your ...
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How to stop trusting a self-signed certificate on OSX 10.8.5?

This is an odd one. I have a web server that presents a self-signed certificate when accessed over HTTPS. Previously, I marked this certificate as "trusted", so it appeared as such in the Keychain ...
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Enable a CRL endpoint for my CA in Keychain Access

I have a Certificate Authority and I'd like to configure CRL. Is there a way to do this in Keychain Access? (I am running OS X Server).
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Revoke an applications access to keychain passwords

I granted an application 'always allow' access to my keychain, i no longer want to have this application set to this, is there a central place where i can see which applications are allowed to access ...
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My mother changed her session password and now the system can't unlock the “login” keychain

The title says most of it. My mother changed her password through the Accounts pane of System Preferences to a lengthy one (17 characters) about three weeks ago. Then, the next day, she left for ...
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Safari / Keychain - Secure login no longer asking for certificate

Running Mountain Lion and Safari. Usually when I login to Barclays, I click "Login" then select my appropriate certificate. Now, it just jumps straight to the access denied page and no longer pops ...
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where is keychains of my lost user account

I lost my user in Mountain Lion and I forced to create a new user account. I access to my previous user's folders now. How can I find my previous keychains? I need to recover them and add into my new ...
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Keychain access -airport password

I can connect without problems to the network with information stored on login keychain but when looking for the password in Keychain Access I discovered that the network name and the password ...
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Keychain Access is empty

When I open my keychain access, it is empty. I can't see anything in it. However, I know that all of my stuff is still working (websites don't prompt me to log in, I join wifi networks, Xcode still ...
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Always get a Security Error for Internal HTTPS Website

My company recently changed an internal site to use HTTPS instead of HTTP (it is our Jira site in case that matters). From what I can tell, this site is using an internal certificate. On our work ...
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Mac OS X 10.7.5 Keychain hangs forever

Actually not only keychain, but any other apps that request it in any way. The problem first appeared when Adium asked me about untrusted certificates, I selected "Always trust" in system "view ...
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Safari not accepting website certificate

I've been using an internal website at work without any issues until today when I received the error message: "Safari can't open the page "https://...". The error is: "The server "..." did not ...
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Prevent Mail.app from caching passwords in Keychain

I recently upgraded from 10.7 to 10.8, and noticed a behavior change in Mail.app. Previously, in 10.7, I told it not to save the password to my IMAP account, so every time I quit and restarted I was ...
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How to store password for Logical Volume in keychain?

I have a Logical Volume with UUID 73D724AB-9999-9999-9999-8F1E1F5DF83F and it is password protected. The volume name is Workspace. The password is very long. Thus, I would like to create an password ...
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Client certificate required after installing certificate

Using safari on OS X 10.8.2 to connect to an internal server via https:, safari indicates a client certificate is required. Tried dragging the certificate from the url field to the desktop and adding ...
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Added site certificate to X509Anchors keychain and STILL can't view page

I added the certificate to the X509Anchors keychain and I STILL can't view FedEx tracking page. It starts to load and then gets cancelled.
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How to move the /Users to an encrypted ZFS drive?

When setting up a ZFS pool on an encrypted CoreStorage volume, a manual typing of the password is required each time for mounting the volume (due to the problem of OS X thinking that the password is ...
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Keychain access to Microsot_Intermidiate_Certificates

I need access to Microsoft Intermidiate Certificates in my Key Chain. I unlocked the key chain using administrator password but still no access to the MIC. It keeps asking me for a password (that I ...
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Forcing the wifi password entry dialogue to display

When the administrator of a wifi network changes the network password to something new, previously associated devices that have the old password saved will no longer be able to connect until they ...
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why would keychain access silently discard an S/MIME X.509 certificate?

A co-worker sent me some S/MIME signed email. With anyone else who has done this, the certificate has shown up in my login keychain. Not so with his. I wrote out the attached p7s file, and verified ...
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Repeated pop-ups 'Safari wants to use the “login” keychain'

I get repeated pop-ups saying I then enter the password But the system always keeps on telling me it's the wrong password, which I'm sure it's not This is what the Details reveal: What is ...
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Add admin username & password to the keychain

How can the admin's username password, be remembered or added it to the keychain so these annoying prompts would be less frequent? The app referenced here (Anvil) is not relevant. I'm looking for a ...
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HomeSync / Mobile - Settings & keychain missing

I've recently rolled out an Open Directory domain in our office. The domain has been set up so user profiles are synced with the server via HomeSync, so we could use FileVault2 to encrypt the ...
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How do I get com.apple.servermgrd to use a non-self-signed SSL certificate?

I have received a valid SSL certificate for my Mountain Lion Server (10.8.2 Build 12C3104) and have installed that cert for use by all services (and SSL and other services do not pop up the "Verify ...
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Check keychain availability [duplicate]

I would like to test if a keychain is there and if so mount a server disk. How can check if a keychain is there or not in a script? Thanks for your help.
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Is there any way to crack a password-protected disk image?

I have created a .dmg file with password. Unfortunately I forgot the password and I my Google searches have not resulted in a way to reset the password of this .dmg file. Please help me find a ...
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protecting keychain data when using Time Machine

I plan to use Time Machine to back up by data. If the backup is not encrypted, can someone with access to the TimeMachine disk access my keychain passwords? Do they at least need to know my system ...
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Login keychain disappears on login

Running 10.8.2 on MacBook Pro, sometime after upgrading to Mountain Lion 10.8.1 I started getting the message box that passwords, etc. could not be saved to keychain. I did the usual (repair ...
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Should time machine backups be encrypted

I am new to the Mac and was setting up my Time Machine. However, it seems Time Machine also backs up information in the keychain. I was wondering if that means I should use an encrypted disk to store ...
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Import certificates into System Keychain via the command line

Is it possibly to copy a certificate to machine running to OS X Snow Leopard, add it to the System Keychain, then set it to "Always Trust via SSH?" And if so... how?
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What is accountsd and why does it want to use the “login” keychain?

Periodically, I'm seeing this keychain dialog pop up: I click 'Cancel', then it pops up again, then I click 'Cancel' again, and it goes away for a while. (Maybe an hour or two, I haven't timed ...
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Safari wants to access my keychain doesn't offer “always deny”… How can I implement this?

The only choice Safari asks me w.r.t keychain access is "deny" or "allow" or "always allow". Why doesn't Safari offer me an "always deny" option in Safari? How can I make the system "always deny"? ...
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Deploying default Wifi settings and Passwords

I am building a default 10.8 image for our corporate Mac users. We have a local Wifi network which should be set up by default on this image. I have used PackageMaker to set up all the other ...
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Does Console.app also log passwords?

I'm a newb of OS X (or any flavor of *Nix for that matter) so this came to mind lately.. As the Console.app logs every single process that's running, does to also mean passwords & such are also ...
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Can I make unlocking the screensaver also unlock the login keychain?

I have the screen saver on my Mac password protected, but unlocking the screen saver does not unlock the login keychain. I know this because I get asked to unlock the login keychain shortly after ...
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Hide/Remove a Key from Keychain Access

Is there a way to hide a key (i.e. a wifi WPA key password) from being listed in Keychain Access but still have OS X be able to use it? We're a school and we we don't want users to be able to access ...
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Repair Permissions messed up network preferences

I ran repair permissions a few days ago, because other accounts on my computer couldn't open system preferences (this problem persists, but I don't care about it very much). What does bother me, ...
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Can the OS X keychain juggle two accounts for the same site?

I have a different passwords for: www.example.com/foo/login and www.example.com/bar/login It seems as if the keychain only saves the passwords in relation to the sitename as it does not make ...
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After sleep, Messages doesn't consult Keychain for passwords

My MacBook will often sleep while I take a break, and when it wakes up, Messages doesn't consult Keychain for passwords. Instead, I'm prompted for all of my passwords again. Why is this? Is there ...
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Keychain: Secure Notes: Access to this item is restricted [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keychain says “Access to this item is restricted” after upgrading to Lion I recently did a clean install on my MacBook pro. Before I did the clean install, I backed up ...
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Mount a samba drive, with password from keychain

I have a problem with Jettison, that tries to remount a samba drive, that is protected by a password. It uses the following command line: /sbin/mount_smbfs //[user]@[server]/work /Volumes/work Of ...
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Can't see keychain passwords on another mac

I am syncing one of my keychains over Google Drive. Unfortunately things which I add on Snow Leopard I am unable to see on Mountain Lion. Is it some common issue, which could be easily fixed? Or can ...
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OS X Keychain keeps prompting me for my SSH passphrase even though I save it (OS X 10.6.8) [duplicate]

Every time I log in to a remote server with SSH, OS X keychain prompts me to remember the SSH passphrase. I type in the passphrase and check the box to remember it. I then connect ok to the server but ...
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Move items from old keychain to new keychain

I've just done a clean Mountain Lion install, and one thing bothers me a lot: How can I move passwords from my old keychain to the one created by the installer when it performed a clean install ...
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How to move Keychain from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion?

I am trying to move keychain database from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. I can't find the place of keychain in Mountain Lion anymore. Even if I will find that keychain file location: Will it be ...