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How to delete or untrust all root certificates in OSX?

In Keychain Access it looks like you can only untrust/delete certificates one at a time. But there are a lot of certificates I want to get rid of. How can I take care of them all at the same time? ...
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what is “translate” and why does it want access to my keychain?

I use Entourage for my email accounts but I keep getting a pop up saying "translate wants to use your confidential information stored in "[my email account]" in your keychain. Do you want to allow ...
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SSH, passphrases, keychains, Could not open a connection to your authentication agent

I will be very surprised if anyone has the answer to this. I have googled for a long time but no luck. As an iOS developer who will shortly be welcoming a new team member I want to set up a ...
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Access password in iOS Keychain

I need to access a password stored in my iOS Keychain, but can't find a way to do that. I have full access to my devices, it's passcode and all of my backups. The password I'm looking stored by the ...
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Ubiquity process root certificate not valid

What are com.apple.ubiquity.... certificates in keychain? I have three of them and the Keychain access warns me that their root certificates are invalid. I previously had little snitch asking me about ...
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Why does iPhoto need to “repair inconsistencies” in my libraries after every time I quit and open it?

Every time I open iPhoto '11 (version 9.2.3, latest version), it displays a dialog box that asks me to repair inconsistencies in my iPhoto library. After I click Repair, it takes 5 minutes to finish ...
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Google Chrome doesn't import Keychain credidentials after update

I had installed the new Google Chrome update and after I restarted the browser, it stopped using my Keychain credentials. Is it possible to solve this problem somehow ?
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How can I permanently add my SSH private key to Keychain so it is automatically available to ssh?

It seems that ssh-add -K ~/.ssh/id_rsa will load your key but will ask for the password each time you reboot. I am looking for a solution that would not require me to re-enter the key password ...
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Store iTunes Password in Keychain

Is there any way to get Mac OS X to save iTunes/App Store login info (ie username and password) to the Keychain? It's strange that pretty much all other application and website passwords are stored ...
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How to configure and use multiple ssh RSA keys with Keychain help

I am looking for a solution that would automatically load multiple RSA keys at login, some of them having passwords stored in the Keychain. Example: first keys would be obviously in ~/.ssh/id_rsa and ...
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How does keychain restore work in other idevice?

app A stores passwords in keychain programmatically. One password is stored in one keychain item. Keychain item is a class of type Generic Password. app A is installed & used in idevice1 & ...
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Warning: “CSUserAgent wants to access data stored in your keychain.”

For my backups I use an encrypted external hard disk. This hard disk has two partitions (names are: Backup, Private). Today, when connecting the backup I was prompted with the following message: ...
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Is it possible to link Private Keys and Certificates across Keychains?

I've been given ownership of various iOS apps to build, and submit to iTunes Connect, but have run into a very obnoxious issue. Distribution Certificates must be uniquely named, and due to various ...
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The deleted certificate will be restored after rebooting. But why?

I installed a file *.developerprofile. Then I went to the keychain and deleted 3 certificates (they were expired). Everything is OK. But deleted certificates appeared when I rebooted my Mac. But why? ...
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What's the best way to login to remote servers?

I'm currently logging in to a remote server by opening terminal, starting ssh-agent, adding a key, launching xterm and then connecting via ssh. What tools should I be using for this? I've looked at ...
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Accidentally deleted login.keychain file. No backups, but able to recover something

I used "Data Rescue 3" to recover a folder full of files called login-00001.keychain (to 587). How do I join them? Thanks!
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How to make global keychain in Mac OS X Lion

I need to create a keychain that can be used by any user. When I check a keychain as shared in Keychain Acess->Edit->Keychain List, it just disappears and I can't see this keychain in the list ...
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How can I figure out which keychain entries a process wants access to

I'm getting really tired of seeing this: As I understand it, ubd (the Ubiquity daemon) is responsible for the “Documents and Data” portion of iCloud's syncing. However, all of my iCloud-related data ...
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How do I synchronize keychains between computers?

I have two Macs running Lion on a home network that I use regularly, and I would like to keep my keychain files synchronized between them. I add keychain entries on both machines, so I need to be ...
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How to fix a Lion upgrade that killed SSH keys?

I just upgraded to Lion and find now that my ssh keys are not working properly when trying to log into various servers via SSH. I've checked permissions on the ~/.ssh directory and the ...
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How can I retrieve passwords from old keychain after a new install? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Move items from old keychain to new keychain Having reinstalled a clean Snow Leopard. Is there a way to access the old keychain - I still have the old time machine ...
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WiFi Failing and Keychain crashing

I have a Macbook Pro 13 from about a year ago running OSX Lion. Whenever I connect to my school's WiFi, I can't seem to get to the WiFi Login page I was told the problem was probably in Keychain ...
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unable to unlock login keychain?

Everytime I start my MacBook Pro (which is set to automatically boot into my account) I get the error message "unable to unlock login keychain" with 3 options - continue (which will give me errors as ...
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Will iCloud backups of iOS devices restore the iOS Keychain?

Prior to iCloud, it was necessary to explicitly encrypt iOS device backups in order to include passwords stored in the iOS Keychain. Indeed, this was an important and recommended use of encryption, ...
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The error “Keychain ”login“ cannot be found to store …”

When I start up my MacBookPro/osx/snow leopard , I get this error with yahoo messenger.. What is this keychain thing? Is this some Mac thing? Any links to explain this concept and how to resolve it? ...
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FileVault 2 encrypted disks with my home directory on a different drive

I have multiple volumes on my mac and I just enabled encryption on the other drives. My home folder is stored on one of those drives. Now I can't login because it can't see my home directory, but if I ...
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How do I remove many system roots from Apple System Keychain?

The Apple keychain application will not let you remove system roots, it will only allow you to disable them. It will only allow you to disable them one at a time. For each one, you need to go through ...
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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 ...