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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 ...
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How are passwords stored by Apple TV?

Apple TV stores a number of passwords (or some kind of credentials) needed to access services like Vimeo and YouTube, as well as the Apple IDs needed to access the iTunes Store (and the now defunct ...
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How to fix Lion Mail.app that keeps asking for keychain password?

I am getting this message every time I start mail.app. I've read this tech note, but neither checkbox is selected. I've run Keychain First Aid, and no problems were found. How do I fix Mail.app in ...
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Where are Safari 6.0 passwords saved?

Prior to version 6.0 Safari had no features for managing passwords distinct from the system wide support provided by Keychain: but Safari 6.0 adds a new tab in its Preferences dialog for saving and ...
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How to tell Google Chrome to use my Keychain

Background: Story: A colleague of mine told me about 1Password and it seems good to me. I am always trying to use tools which Mac OS X itself gives me, so I've given the Keychain a try. It seems ...
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How to restore servers signed certificates and private keys?

Starting fresh install of OS X Server on myserver.example.com running Mountain Lion after having saved the private key, intermediate and public certificates on another computer. Now I want to ...
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What is assistantd?

Ever since I upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion and installed OS X Server, I keep getting prompts for my Keychain password from a process called assistantd. I'm pretty sure that it's an OS X process, but ...
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Are these root certificates suspicious?

On a fresh install of Leopard when I look at the root certificates this is what I see when I order them by expiration date. I find the names, dates, and number of certificates suspicious. Is this ...
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How is the System Keychain secured in OS X?

I'm looking for something either like this security white paper for iOS except for OS X or even better, some kind of security audit report from an independent expert. After reading through ...
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Safari can't connect to https

Safari suddenly can't connect to any HTTPS site because it "can't establish a secure connection". This is on an administrator account, not a managed account. A different administrator account is ...
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Getting errors when trying to send something using Gmail and Mail 5

I've had a problem for awhile with a Gmail account linked to Mail, which arose last summer after I upgraded to Lion. When I try to send a signed message (signed, in terms of security, not a signature ...
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Where do certificates come from?

On my system when I check Keychain Access I often find new certificates. They get put there behind the scenes. Is that normal? When does this happen? Is there a way I can get alerted when a ...
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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 ...