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How do I restore the default certificate settings in Snow Leopard?

After the DigiNotar certificate debacle, I tried to remove their certificate from my Keychain. However, I think I deleted the wrong one. I am not sure which one it was, but trying to go to ...
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Where does Mac OS X store the ssh passwords?

Some time ago Sourceforge forced everybody to change the Passwords. A real pain since I use a lot of automated scripts. One of them uses ssh connection to upload the newest passwords. This one is not ...
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Keychain won't remember my SSH password when connecting to server

I routinely develop on two different servers. One server requires my private SSH key stored in ~/.ssh/id_rsa. This part of the story works fine. The other server should not require any SSH keys, yet ...
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How do I create a passwordless keychain?

Just what the title says - how can I create passwordless keychain on OS X? Using 10.7.1 OS X
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Why are Safari and Chrome not throwing warnings after removing the root certificates

Certificates issued by DigiNotar have been blacklisted today by Mozilla. Viewing websites with certificates issued by DigiNotar with a nightly build of Firefox will render warnings. Instead of ...
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An error occurred when configuring keychain syncing

I'm using MobileMe to sync my keychain between an iMac and a MacBook Air. Since both machines run Lion this error message pops up every other system start (or when waking up from sleep): "An error ...
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iMac not logging probably due to keychains problem

iMac OS X Lion. I have 2 accounts with password. On the first account, I was messing up the keychains thing. If I recall correctly, I think I deleted all private keys I had and added exported keys ...
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How can Tor Browser Bundle for OS X access my keychain?

I would like Tor Browser Bundle for OS X to work with my keychain, so that after filling out logins and passwords on a website one time, I would never have to do it again later. This works with ...
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Keychain keeps locking since upgrade to Lion. I get prompted every 5 min, turn it off

After completion of a "clean" install of Lion I get prompted for keychain passwords every 5 min. It's driving me crazy. I want my keychain to fill needed fields automatically as it had in the past. ...
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Why do I have Apple certificates in my keychain?

Today, i looked over my keychain and was surprised to find out that i have several apple certificates as part of it. I wonder .. what is the significance of them and how could i have possibly gotten ...
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Risk vs benefit of using LastPass on Chrome in OS X?

Some time ago I made the switch from Firefox to Google Chrome. When I was on Firefox I was a heavy user of LastPass. Part of the reason was that Firefox didn't use OS X's excellent Keychain Access ...
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Read Only Keychain Elements

There is a way to add applications to a "always allow access"-list for a specific keychain entry. Those applications get read/write permissions to that entry. Is it possible to make keychain only ...
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Is it possible to view passwords through Terminal?

Does anyone know how to view passwords in Terminal? Maybe by accessing the Keychain data or something? I want to be able to view passwords in Terminal with just a series of commands.
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When does the keychain unlock itself?

I am using the "lock when sleeping" preference of the login keychain. When I use my computer after wake up, as expected i have to enter my password when an application (such as the webbrowser or ...
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Off-site backup of “login.keychain”

I’m using the Keychain.app to manage all my (website) passwords, and I am also using the “Password assistant” to generate secure random passwords. But obviously I’m paranoid that my laptop is lost or ...
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Decrypt Keychain with Password outside of Keychain-App

so here is my problem: we all know that the osx keychain is located in ~/Library/Keychains/something.keychain now i've got this file and i know the master password for this keychain. is there a way ...
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Unable to access my Mac keychain due to this

i am completely new to Mac. Recently i tried to change the home folder name of my mac mini. i have gone through a website and followed some instructions to do that. finally i have ended up by ...
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Applescript to retrieve account and password using keychain scripting

How can I use keychain scripting to write a script in Applescript that retrieves the login and password of a website from the login keychain, given the website's URL?
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How can I add a private key to my keychain?

I am trying to add myRepositoryKey to my Mac keychain utility so . I exported this item in OpenRSA format from Putty. When I try to use Import Items, the file is unselectable. What do I need to do to ...
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Why do I need an admin password to change the VPN PPP Password in my keychain?

It's MY local personal keychain after all. I can edit other passwords, but not the VPN PPP pasword. See screenshot for details.
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Problem with ssh agent

I'm having a problem using ssh agent to make sure I don't have to enter a password each time a certain program uses my id_rsa private key. I did ssh-add -K ~/.ssh/id_rsa and it seemed to add an entry ...
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Keychain prompt - Switch to other window via keyboard

Whenever the Keychain prompt pops up, the window has the focus, and I haven't found a way to switch away from it via the keyboard. I know entering my password dismisses the window, but sometimes I'm ...
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Access to Keychain items is restricted

I recently had to reinstall the OS on my MacBook Pro. I used MobileMe to sync a bunch of my settings back to my computer (including Keychains), and now I can't see any of my Keychain passwords. If I ...