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TimeMachine Keychain backup

Does timemachine backup all keychain access keys for xcode security? Or does that need to me configured to work correctly? We want to back up a IOS App build machine.
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When i try to install my certificate in keychain, the error says: Unable to import - Error Code 25294

I am using the 10.9.5 version and ios 8. When i try to install my certificate i got through my developer account for push notification for my app in the keychain local items, its not importing. The ...
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Keychain not registering password change

My dad ran the recent iTunes update on his Mini recently (running the latest Mavericks release), and when he was logging back in the system seems to have forgotten his account password. We used his ...
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How to get iCloud keychain back after update to iOS 8?

I have upgraded my devices to iOS 8. All seemed well. However, today I noticed I was mising some password in Safari. Checking my iCloud settings, I noticed that keychain was turned off. This must have ...
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Make Home Directories Not Persist?

We have a Macintosh being used by many people. They use Active Directory so they can get their own home directory in which documents can be cached, credentials are partitioned from other users, etc. ...
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Apple Mail is trying to use certificate and won't send without

I created an account on a website and they installed a certificate on my machine for authentication. I'm not sure how this technically works but the certificate is somehow linked to my GMail address. ...
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Find out which certificate authorities do not come with the system

I believe that some of the programs I downloaded in the past have installed some root certificate authorities on my Mac (the OS is Mavericks). After learning more about SSL/TLS, I figure that this is ...
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How does iCloud Keychain store unsecured wifi hotspot information?

Setup I connected to an XFINITY wifi hotspot (SSID xfinitywifi) roughly 2 hours ago on my iPhone 5S (iOS 7.1.2). These hotspots require no username or password (unencrypted), but do require ...
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How to avoid display HTTPS certificate warning in Chrome

When I browse with Chrome on a web site that has an invalid certificate for some reason (eg my NAS Synology using HTTPS protocol) a warning message like the following Chrome appears to me: If I ...
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How to look up lost iTunes shared library password?

I forgot the password to my iTunes home shared library. I know I can set a new password in the iTunes prefs, but I do not want to update all my home devices to the new password! I cannot find the ...
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Can't remember my Apple ID

I remember my nickname for my Game Center but I don't remember what the Apple ID was for it is there a way to retrieve this information
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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 delete/...
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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 unlocked....
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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 9:50:16....
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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 ...