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What is Migration Assistant doing when it transfers Keychains?

When Migration Assistant (or Setup Assistant) migrates Keychains, it successfully transfers most items as expected, but behaves (very) strangely with respect to the "Local Items" keychain. It appears, ...
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What security settings should one use with Keychain?

I'm a new to Mac and found that Keychain has gathered quite a lot of passwords so far. I'm concerned about the security of these data, and I would like what security settings would you recommend so ...
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How do I migrate my Keychain's “Local Items” to a new Mac?

After preforming a Mavericks-Mavericks migration using Migration Assistant, I have a "Local Items" Keychain on my new machine in which many (perhaps most) items are out of date (using old passwords), ...
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Connecting to EC2 Amazon using iTerm and .pub-file

How can I setup my iTerm to connect my amazon server using the .pem file I have been given. When I try ssh PUBLIC-DNS it returns Permission denied (publickey).. EDIT I have now tried the following ...
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Terminal won't ask for passphrase and not stored in keychain

I recently rent a VPS and generated a public/private key pair and transferred it to my server (added it there to the authorized_keys file) ... So far on my first login via terminal on OSX I got asked ...
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How to Undo Deny Access on Keychain [duplicate]

When accessing a secure note on my login keychain (Using the Keychain Access app) I accidentally selected "Deny" on the prompt. Now I have no access to this keychain anymore. All of my applications ...
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Cannot log into iMessage or FaceTime from mac [duplicate]

I have two macs, and at some point one of them stopped being able to log into Messages ( just the apple account ) and FaceTime. The other mac worked fine, but was not using iCloud keychain ( at the ...
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Extract passwords from local items keychain files

I know that one can easily migrate any *.keychain from one Mac to another, however, the "local items" keychain introduced in Mavericks is not stored as a *.keychain file but as a list of *.kb and *.db ...
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Non-extractable private key in Keychain Access.app

The manual page for /usr/bin/security on OS X 10.9 indicates that there is a -x option for security import to specify that private keys are non-extractable after being imported. How is this ...
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Safari SSL Errors

What led to the problem While I was trying to fix the Github SSL error caused by the DigiCert certificates, I deleted some of the certificates in the "Keychain Access" application. By doing this I ...
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Deleted all certificates by mistake. How to recreate?

I started seeing an issue in Chrome (38 on OSX 10.7.5) accessing GitHub. I got a Privacy error. One of the recommendations on SuperUser, and the reply I got from GitHub support, was to delete all ...
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Recover Yahoo password that's stored on my Mac

I forgot the password to an old Yahoo account as well as the answers to my security questions. When I try to recover it using keychain, I only find a very long series of letters and numbers that is ...
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Getting verify certificate errors after adding Google Account & iCloud keychain problem?

I keep getting a verify certificate error whenever I add my Google Account. The domina is an old company I used to work at and I have removed all account in reference to that account. However I get ...
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iTunes Match constantly have to sign out/in

Running the latest version of mavericks and iTunes and my library is about 6000+ songs. But after a few days of listening iTunes will prompt me to sign out and back in for match to work. Sometimes ...
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Applescript Command as Specified User to Delete All Files in a Particular Folder

I am looking at using the POSIX path to delete the contents of a particular folder on users computers but it must be performed as a particular user. I can deploy the script silently from my side ...
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How can I tell Mobile Safari to stop remembering to never remember my password?

I've changed my mind about having Safari/iCloud Keychain never remember my password for a given website. I'd like to remove that setting and store the password, but I can't find any ability to ...
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Export keychains

in order to migrate to an Ubutun, I would like to export all my password, to for example a CSV file. In Keychain Access, I found export menu, but it's alway disabled, even when the access is ...
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Google Chrome mysteriously requests information from Keychain

A few weeks ago, Google Chrome suddenly started to request my linkedin password from the keychain on startup, before any web page is loaded. Every time I open the browser window, after a few seconds, ...
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Will a new keychain be synchronized over iCloud?

If I create a new personal Keychain, in this example I called "Test", everything I save into my new "Test" goes to my iCloud too? Or remain just local into my computer?
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How to choose keys in keychain access?

I would like keychain access to store all my keys and passwords for my ssh accesses. However, if I store too many keys, I get "Too Many Authentication Failures" since SSH will try to send all keys ...
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The OS X GUI won't accept any passwords (but the command line will)

The graphical side of OS X has stopped accepting passwords for any account. I am definitely typing them right, but the password box just wiggles "no." And here's the weird part: I can log in from ...
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How can I add an SMIME cert and configure iOS mail to use it?

In order to protect ourselves from NSA-style snooping, we need to start using SMIME encrypted email. Since I have over 10,000 BYOD devices to update, what is the most effective way to Deploy an ...
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Broken login.keychain, what now?

I recently moved computers, and since then I can no longer import certificates into my login keychain. I have: Tried using Keychain First aid Tried running reset password in recovery mode to reset ...
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How do I remove a preference (save password) set in the iCloud keychain?

Months ago I was on a website and after logging in, Safari prompted 'Do you want to save this information to your iCloud keychain' or something. If I'd said yes, the next time I'd went to that site, ...
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Applescript to fill in Keychain dialog box

I'd like to fill in the Keychain Dialog box with the Name: and Password fields (printer is windows print queue), but after the Print command, the Keychain dialog box opens up, but never responds to ...
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When adding passwords to Keychain Access from command line NTLM is converted to MLTN

This is one of the weirdest things... I script adding passwords to Keychain Access when I log in to provide a "SSO" like experience. I use AppleScript to run some terminal commands that look like ...
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Can I send encrypted e-mail using Mail and self-signed certificates?

I want to be able to send signed and encrypted e-mails between a Mac using Mail and another Mac using Thunderbird, by using self-signed certificates on both ends. I used to be able to do so, but over ...
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Unable to sign into Messages on Mavericks [duplicate]

I'm unable to log into iMessage on my account in Mavericks. Here's what Console.log shows: 5/23/14 9:50:15.996 AM identityservicesd[343]: [Warning] *** Bad Request From Server *** 5/23/14 ...
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Keychain: ask for certificate from command line

Is it possible to ask for certificate (.certificateRequest file) from command line? I want to mimic behavior like Keychain -> Certificate Assistant -> Request for Certificate in Certificate Buro from ...
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Where does OS X store my Adobe product keys?

I know that Keychain holds my WiFi and other passwords, but I'm curious to know where my Adobe and Microsoft product keys for things like CS6 and Office live. I'm using OS X Mavericks.
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msmtp not looking at keychain over ssh, only looks when in terminal

I've been wrestling with setting up msmtp for some time now, only to realize that when I run it from a terminal it works as expected (uses my password from my login keychain) but when I'm ssh'ed to ...
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Safari stopped using keychain

Safari 7.0.2 on OS X 10.9.2 stopped using keychain and doesn't remember passwords any more. That's on my iMac. On my Airbook it still works. I checked in the keychain application and some of the ...
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Limit wifi network access per-user with user switching

I have a machine running Mavericks shared between two users. One user "Foo" should have access to a network, "Private network A" and another user "Bar" should not. Both users may access "Trusted ...
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Safely pass content between iOS apps [closed]

I'm curious if there is a way to safely pass content between apps on iOS. The ultimate goal is to implement oauth between two ios apps. Since apps are not guaranteed to have unique url schemes, this ...
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iCloud Keychain - view online

Is there any way of viewing the contents of your iCloud Keychain online? After a computer failure, I have no access to my keychain items! I have another laptop running Snow Leopard, but it is not ...
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Google chrome wants to use the keychain password frequently [duplicate]

Google chrome wants to use the keychain password frequently in my mac system(OSX version 10.9.2). Before updating the OS to new version, the applications like Textedit, Preview are used to ask the ...
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Is there a way to generate random passwords in Safari, without iCloud?

I know that iCloud Keychain has a feature where it offers to generate strong, random passwords directly in Safari. Some third-party password managers allow it, but I'd prefer to store the password in ...
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Safari AutoFill/Preferences

My question is: where does one find this option in the preferences for Safari Version 7.0.3 (9537.75.14)? I cannot find this option anywhere: not in Mac OS X System Preferences or in Safari’s own ...
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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) [duplicate]

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 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 ...