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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 ...
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Safari, iTunes, Chrome etc. won't recognize root certificates after recent update to Safari 7.1.5 (Mavericks)

After installing the most recent security and Safari updates (7.1.5) on Mavericks, Safari and other applications (those using NSURLConnection/CFURLConnection) no longer recognize any root certificates ...
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How to get keychain to leave me alone?

I've tried everything with keychain, and I can't get it to just leave me alone. It pops up and says it can't find a keychain to store something, giving me choices like "cancel" or "reset to defaults". ...
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Unable to sign out of iCloud on OSX Yosemite or disable Keychain

Background This appears to be an ongoing problem with many people.. In short, I'm getting a ton of errors in my system.log along the lines of: CloudKeychainProxy[307]: __39-[UbiqitousKVSProxy ...
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Safari for one user can't connect to local server via https due to new cert

This is similar to Safari can't connect to https, but is just for one single https site. Safari can't connect to my local NAS' HTTPS site anymore because it "can't establish a secure connection". ...
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Accessing iCloud passwords without a Mac

I mostly use Macs and iOS devices, so I've started using the iCloud password manager for better account security. Of course, all the world is not a Mac, but passwords are ubiquitous. When I am using ...
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How can I access the keychain remotely from the command line?

I am storing various passwords (e.g. for remote email servers) in my keychain. From the command line, when logged in locally, I can retrieve these via: security unlock-keychain ...
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Mac asking for multiple “login” keychain app passwords but won't accept them

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro. My husband reset the password for iCloud and iTunes and now I cannot get access to my computer. I can put in the password at login then nothing but a black screen with ...
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Using “tmutil set destination -p” fails with a failure to save the password to the keychain

I've got a new FreeNAS setup, and I'm trying to get Time Machine backing up to it from both of my household's laptops. I've set up an AFP share for one of the datasets on the NAS and have got my ...
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On reboot system asking for keychain password for local items

I reinstalled OS X Yosemite, I am now using a new admin password (I also changed my iCloud account password.) Upon setting up iCloud, it reused the iCloud data. Everything is running fine BUT on each ...
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How do I repair a corrupt Admin Password?

I'm running a iMac with 10.9.5. Recently I installed Adobe CC, and ever since, I've been having issues with my admin password. My computer no longer recognizes it. So I'm effectively unable to update ...
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How to access the Wi-Fi password through Terminal?

I am at my school and the computer I am currently using is connected to a Wi-Fi network. I want to know the Wi-Fi password and I am on a Mac. I know there is a way to do it through Terminal. What I ...
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How to preconfigure wifi on Mac OS X (Yosemite)?

Does anyone knows a way to preconfigure a WPA2 WiFi network on Mac OS X (Yosemite)? I'm preparing an iMac for a friend and would like to setup his home WiFi while currently far away from the network. ...
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Keychain doesn't remember password for network drives

I have an MBP with Yosemite connected to my home network, and I want to automatically mount three hard drives located on a Windows 8 computer also connected to the network. When I connect using ...
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How to update Mac OS X 10.9 keychain access

I am using Mac OS X 10.9 and I am trying to update my keychain password. I have just changed some Facebook password so that now when I log into Facebook, the password that is put by my Mac OS X system ...
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Cloudd wants to use the “Local items” keychain

I opened my MBP and certainly the system gives the following warning "Cloudd wants to use the "Local items" keychain" and asks me for my keychain-password. After cancelling this warning, it kept ...
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Get Keychain to remember an additional field

I regularly log on to a financial website using Google Chrome This requires me to enter a Account number, a password and also an Employer number. I store the Account and password in my Keychain, but ...
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Access Keychain Access password generator (password assistant) via Terminal without the user interface

Is it possible to access, the "password assistant" also known as the password generator located inside the Keychain Access via terminal or otherwise? Steps to access in UI: Launch Keychain Access ...
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accessing Keychain Access from terminal - OSX

I am on OSX and using my terminal to access my Keychain Access. So I use this command security find-internet-password -a myaccount -s myservice -g and it works correctly but before I can get the ...
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“Internet Passwords” gone in keychain and safari

Today I noticed that a lot (!) of my stored "internet passwords" disappeared from my keychain. Plus, some of the few remaining are mixed up (wrong domain for the account). I'm using Mac OS 10.10.2 ...
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Can I prevent Chrome from storing passwords in Keychain, instead just save it to itself?

Can I set up Chrome to not store passwords in the Keychain? I'd like to be able to use Chrome as my browser on her Macbook, without having my passwords shared into Safari and Firefox (which she ...
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How could passwords on OSX keychain for one user end up in another?

Our home MacBook has two users on it: my wife's and mine. This morning we noticed when logged in as my wife's user that in the KeyChain Access it has all of my web passwords. Including passwords I ...
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Yosemite causing problems with Keychain

I recently updated to Yosemite. Now when I log out and then log back into my computer, I have to enter my credentials for all my applications. At the same time, dozens of windows pop up from ...
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Guest User has keychain issues until I reboot

We have some systems used as general-purpose systems. We configured the systems to enable the Guest user; periodically, when trying to log into the system, a keychain notification pops up saying it ...
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Restore an older version of iCloud keychain

I saved an important password in an iCloud keychain, then deleted it there, and then forgot the password. Pretty dumb, I know. Still, is it somehow possible to get an older version of that keychain ...
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Export iCloud items from Keychain to CSV

I want to export all my accounts login/password from Keychain. But you have many categories like : login, iCloud, System... in the Keychain menu. In fact I want to export them to 1Password, so I ...
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Yosemite Keychain Access Not Showing Keychain List

I have Yosemite, and my Keychain Access only shows the login keychain, giving me no option to switch between keychains. As you can see, my sidebar on the left is missing. I try toggling it with ...
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What's the password to the System keychain?

Some background: I first got a Macbook Pro, 1, from my work. It was connected to the company AD. Since I had admin rights on this machine and didn't like having different AD policies forced upon me I ...
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Safari Security wants to use confidential

I get a dialog with answer choices "Always allow | Deny | Allow" and text of Safari Security wants to use your confidential information stored in "Safari Extensions List" in your keychain. What is ...
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How to view certificate info without installing

I have a certificate and/or private key file (pfx) on my OS X desktop. I'd like to look at its information (CN, SAN, OU, thumbprint, etc) but when I double click on it, it attempts to install into my ...
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What are TTComp archive data files and how can i decrypt them?

I am searching for the iOS system-roots keychain. I found a file (certsTable.data) in /System/Library/Frameworks/Security.framework/, it could be, but i can't open it because if i unextract it with ...
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Keychain integration is broken in Safari

My Safari isn't updating passwords anymore. It was working fine until recently. Safari is still populating the username and passwords. In the case where my password for the web app has changed I type ...
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Why not have iCloud keychain as default?

Yosemite 10.10.1 and iOS 8.1.2 On my Keychain Access on OS X, I have the "login" default keychain and an "iCloud" keychain (I have iCloud Keychain ON for all my devices). I'm just wondering, could I ...
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Why does Keychain ask for the same password twice?

For security reasons, I have a different password on my keychain than my user account password. I have achieved this by opening Keychain Access.app, right-clicking on the Login keychain, choosing ...