the password management system in OS X

learn more… | top users | synonyms

9
votes
3answers
2k views

OS X 10.11 unable to press “allow” on Keychain Access dialogs

I'm running into an issue where keychain password verification box does not verify password - does not shake for incorrect password and nothing happens when I press "allow". I'm using iCloud keychain. ...
1
vote
1answer
246 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Store SSH public/private keys in iCloud Keychain

Is this possible? When going into the "Keys" category in iCloud Keychain, the + button seems to be disabled.
0
votes
1answer
111 views

OS X El Capitan keychain login cannot be found to store

Upgraded to El Capital 10.11.3 yesterday, at the last prompt where it asks to login using iCloud I supplied my user/pass and then it sent code to my iPhone which I typed correctly but after that it ...
1
vote
1answer
73 views

Internet Access after renew the expired com.apple.servermgrd certificate

I inherited some months ago a Mac mini server running OS X 10.8.5 Initially, I configured it with the new network settings, DNS name, etc and all was working fine in regard to file sharing, accessing ...
1
vote
1answer
486 views

How can I change Keychain permissions without being physically present?

According to Apple's Documentation, for certain operations, the user must be physically present. However, I am trying to administer a Xcode Server build box via Screen Sharing, and I can't add or ...
3
votes
3answers
5k views

Mac asking for multiple “login” keychain app passwords but won't accept them

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro. My husband reset the password for iCloud and iTunes and now I cannot get access to my computer. I can put in the password at login then nothing but a black screen with ...
2
votes
2answers
139 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
22 views

Where are the root CAs stored on OS X?

I need one of the root CA certificates, as a filename, to pass to a command-line program. I could download it from DigiCert (and convert it to the required format, .crt) manually, but I figure it's ...
1
vote
1answer
107 views

Keychain does not show passwords after El Capitan upgrade

When I click on "Show password:" and enter password then click "Allow" button, then my cursor just keep loading and password does not show. Keychain looks like it's frozen, only "Deny" button works ...
10
votes
1answer
19k views

Import certificates into the System Keychain via the command line

Is it possible to copy a certificate to a machine running OS X Snow Leopard, add it to the System Keychain, then set it to "Always Trust via SSH?" And if so... how?
4
votes
1answer
5k views

CalendarAgent keeps asking for access to “login” after reboot

I'm running Mountain Lion 10.8.5... and every time I restart my computer or log-out & back in, I get a message box saying that "CalendarAgent wants to use "login" keychain". I've tried ...
5
votes
1answer
178 views

How do you get a Cisco VPN connection to remember its password?

The Problem I've got a Cisco IPSEC VPN connection in my network settings on a Yosemite machine. It works fine, aside from prompting for a password on every single connection. The saved password is ...
24
votes
6answers
7k views

OSX ssh-agent: no password pasting, and problem with PKCS#8?

I use ssh on my machine, and have set up a long not-human-friendly passphrase which is saved in my password manager. What makes me crazy every time is that I cannot paste into the window pictured ...
13
votes
6answers
3k views

Keychain won't let copy passwords after 10.11.1 update

After the 10.11.1 update, I can not get access to some of encrypted data stored in my keychains with Keychain Access.app. Most notably, I can not see or copy passwords stored. Normally, to do so, ...
1
vote
1answer
889 views

View Keychain from encrypted IOS 8.2 backup?

Is there any way to access the keychain from an Iphone 5 IOS 8.2 backup? Here are the hard facts: encrypted backup where I KNOW the password device is lost So far I could restore all the ...
7
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

How to sync LastPass or 1Password with Apple Keychain?

I am looking for a way to sync passwords between Apple Keychain and LastPass or 1Password1. Apple Keychans works quite well only if you are on Safari. The others work well if you are not on Safari ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

com.apple.WebKit.Networking.xpc wants to sign using key “privateKey” in your keychain

I've seen this error in a few other areas of the forums; however, I'm trying to understand what does "key 'privateKey'" means. I'm trying to authenticate to a VPN portal and this is the error that ...
1
vote
1answer
335 views

I can't use Mail.app in El Capitan to encrypt email with a self-signed certificate

I generated a self-signed root S/MIME certificate using Certificate Assistant. I made sure the resulting certificate was in my Keychain, and trusted it explicitly. In attempts to send encrypted mail ...
11
votes
5answers
9k views

Selectively disable iCloud keychain syncing for WiFi passwords

I have iCloud Keychain sync enabled, but I want to stop it syncing WiFi passwords. I have a portable WiFi hotspot which I use for my laptop and iPad, but I don't want my iPhone to connect to it since ...
2
votes
2answers
839 views

“Show Password” in Keychain Access doesn't work

I am having a problem, as a program is requesting my RSA password but my Mac won't let me see it. As I check the "show password" (mostrar contraseña) chechbox, it immediately unmarks itself. I ...
7
votes
3answers
5k views

How do I get com.apple.servermgrd to use a non-self-signed SSL certificate?

I have received a valid SSL certificate for my Mountain Lion Server (10.8.2 Build 12C3104) and have installed that cert for use by all services (and SSL and other services do not pop up the "Verify ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

VPN question on MAC

My customer has provided me these inputs to connect to their network: Server IP pkcs (.p12) file And a Certificate On Windows, I installed the .p12 file into the Local store, imported the CERT ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

How to make OS X save password in the default keychain?

I have been using the Mac OS keychain since it was created with Mac OS 8.6 and I collected almost 4000 items. My default keychain has a different name than "login" and than my user name, and I moved ...
0
votes
2answers
195 views

“networksetup is trying to modify the system network configuration” dialogue wont go away!

I keep getting this dialogue on a recently upgraded MacBook running El Capitan -- it doesn't matter how many times I enter my password, it just keeps opening and opening: This is appearing when ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

How to install subordinate CA certificate into keychain from Terminal?

I'm a Windows engineer, setting up a Active Directory PKI, but know very little about Macs. I'm aware of how to install root certificates into the system keychain using: sudo security ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

servermgrd certificate in Yosemite server chain of trust

I am setting up a file server in Yosemite and am trying to remove vulnerabilities so my organization's IT dept will approve. I acquired a trusted SSL certificate and installed it with all of the ...
11
votes
1answer
7k views

Where has “Keychain First Aid” gone?

On my machine running OS X El Capitan, there is no "Keychain First Aid" option in the Keychain Access app. All documentation, including Mac OS Help in El Capitan, says to go to the Keychain Access ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Don't sync certain password with iCloud

Is there any way to specify that a certain password should not be synced to iCloud? Use case: I am allowed to have internet only on one mac address. So I use it on my laptop, but the password is ...
7
votes
2answers
751 views

Unable to export .p12 certificate from Keychain Access [duplicate]

I'm trying to export a Developer certificate from Keychain Access. I've followed all the instructions and got to the point where I need to enter the "login" keychain password. However, when I enter ...
1
vote
0answers
212 views

Yosemite Keychain Access Not Showing Keychain List

I have Yosemite, and my Keychain Access only shows the login keychain, giving me no option to switch between keychains. As you can see, my sidebar on the left is missing. I try toggling it with ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Keychain won't let me Allow or Always Allow after 10.11.1 update 5

I am having the same problem described in this question: Keychain won't let copy passwords after 10.11.1 update The difference is, I do not have any of the listed "helper" applications ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

How can I access an iOS Mail password stored in Keychain?

I upgraded my wife's iPhone to a newer model but she can't remember her Yahoo mail password which is stored in Keychain on her old phone. She uses the standard iOS Mail app which successfully fetches ...
10
votes
3answers
20k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
33 views

Changing corporate password

From time to time my company requires me to change my password. We are mostly a PC based organization and everything revolves around Windows logon. There are a few Mac users that are on their own. ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

Why am I asked for my Keychain password when the keychain is already unlocked?

Why am I asked for my Keychain password when the keychain is already unlocked? This behavior started suddenly after migrating to a new machine.
2
votes
3answers
144 views

“Keychain System cannot be found”

After upgrading to 10.11.2 my laptop stopped connecting automatically to my WiFi network. When I manually select the network it connects, but then it pops up a dialog saying "Keychain System cannot be ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Can Keychain use the same credentials for multiple sites?

I'm working in an enterprise environment in which one password is used across a number of different websites. Changing my password is painful, because it has to be re-entered for each site. Too many ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Keychain login password not working for Allow access

I'm working through iOS push notification setup and tried to export the private key as a Personal Information Exchange (.p12) cert and when I'm prompted for the "login" password it won't take it. I've ...
0
votes
0answers
84 views

Endless password prompts when trying to export (or otherwise change access) of private key in Mac Mini

I am trying to export certificate and private key into PKCS #12 file (.p12) using Keychain Access.app. The key and associated certificates do exist and I can use them from terminal using codesign for ...
0
votes
1answer
167 views

Credentials popup keeps popping up after El Capitan upgrade

Display of problem here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU_d1P-qX1s (10 seconds long) I'm a developer and have all sorts of programs installed, including SourceTree and GitHub's desktop app. ...
18
votes
4answers
37k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
42 views

MacBook Keychain problems

Had a new MacBook at Christmas linked to iCloud password. Forgot iCloud password so Apple reset it for me. I can login to MacBook using new iCloud password now but Keychain won't allow me to open ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Remembered Networks from keychain

I recently was trying to fix my iPhone and was told that resetting my "Network Settings" might help. I did not know at the time that it would delete all of my remembered wifi networks. Is there ...
0
votes
0answers
835 views

There was an error connecting to Apple ID server

I am trying to login to iTunes App Store or the Mac App store on my Mac but it gives me the error every time "There was an error connecting to Apple ID server". Till now I have : Removed all the ...
1
vote
1answer
140 views

“This certificate was signed by an untrusted issuer”: what's causing such an error?

I am having trouble with a specific financial services provider; every time I try to visit myvisaaccount.com to check my card balance etc, I get the dreaded Chrome red strikethrough https and x-ed ...
4
votes
2answers
10k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
133 views

Outlook 2011 Keychain entry rewritten - prompting for password after 10.10.5 update - keychain issue?

After applying the Yosemite 10.10.5 update and Security Update 2015-004 (1.0), my installation of Outlook 2011 prompts me for a password every time I check for mail. I have tried repairing Keychain ...
3
votes
1answer
52 views

Move item from iCloud keychain to normal keychain

Is there any way that I can move an iCloud keychain item, in particular an internet account, to a normal keychain? Moving items between keychains usually works with drag and drop, but I cannot drag an ...