the password management system in OS X

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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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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using Migration Assistant, I have a "Local Items" Keychain on my new machine in which many (perhaps most) items are out of date (using old passwords), ...
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Safari not accepting website certificate

I've been using an internal website at work without any issues until today when I received the error message: "Safari can't open the page "https://...". The error is: "The server "..." did not ...
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Can I prevent Chrome from storing passwords in Keychain, instead just save it to itself?

Can I set up Chrome to not store passwords in the Keychain? I'd like to be able to use Chrome as my browser on her Macbook, without having my passwords shared into Safari and Firefox (which she ...
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How could passwords on OSX keychain for one user end up in another?

Our home MacBook has two users on it: my wife's and mine. This morning we noticed when logged in as my wife's user that in the KeyChain Access it has all of my web passwords. Including passwords I ...
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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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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.
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Export iCloud items from Keychain to CSV

I want to export all my accounts login/password from Keychain. But you have many categories like : login, iCloud, System... in the Keychain menu. In fact I want to export them to 1Password, so I ...
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Yosemite causing problems with Keychain

I recently updated to Yosemite. Now when I log out and then log back into my computer, I have to enter my credentials for all my applications. At the same time, dozens of windows pop up from ...
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Guest User has keychain issues until I reboot

We have some systems used as general-purpose systems. We configured the systems to enable the Guest user; periodically, when trying to log into the system, a keychain notification pops up saying it ...
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Restore an older version of iCloud keychain

I saved an important password in an iCloud keychain, then deleted it there, and then forgot the password. Pretty dumb, I know. Still, is it somehow possible to get an older version of that keychain ...
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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 ...
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“iCloud Keychain Was Reset” after every reboot

Everytime I reboot my mac (10.9.5), I get a notice that "iCloud Keychain Was Reset". I can set it up again without problems, but I shouldn't have to keep setting it up. What's going on?
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What's the password to the System keychain?

Some background: I first got a Macbook Pro, 1, from my work. It was connected to the company AD. Since I had admin rights on this machine and didn't like having different AD policies forced upon me I ...
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Importing/Exporting Preview Signatures on OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

One of the things I always backup when re-formatting a Mac are the digital signatures I have saved in Preview. For this, my go-to reference used to be here: Can I export my signature from Preview on ...
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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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Safari Security wants to use confidential

I get a dialog with answer choices "Always allow | Deny | Allow" and text of Safari Security wants to use your confidential information stored in "Safari Extensions List" in your keychain. What is ...
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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: 1) tried using Keychain First aid 2) tried running reset password in recovery mode to ...
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Keychain integration is broken in Safari

My Safari isn't updating passwords anymore. It was working fine until recently. Safari is still populating the username and passwords. In the case where my password for the web app has changed I type ...
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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 ...
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iCloud Keychain not syincing all iPhone wifi passwords to Mac

I recently upgraded my iPhone 4s to the latest ios 7.1 and my macbook pro to Mavericks and have set up iCloud Keychain sync on both devices. My problem is that I'm connected to a wifi network on my ...
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How to view certificate info without installing

I have a certificate and/or private key file (pfx) on my OS X desktop. I'd like to look at its information (CN, SAN, OU, thumbprint, etc) but when I double click on it, it attempts to install into my ...
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What are TTComp archive data files and how can i decrypt them?

I am searching for the iOS system-roots keychain. I found a file (certsTable.data) in /System/Library/Frameworks/Security.framework/, it could be, but i can't open it because if i unextract it with ...
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iCloud keychain authorisation sends sms to old number

I want to set up iCloud keychain on my apple devices. To do so I went to settings > iCloud > keychain and turned it on and a button 'Approve with security code' appeared. It asked my iCloud security ...
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OSX is repeatedly asking for login keychain password

After starting up my newer iMac it's asking for for the login keychain password for several applications. It is stuck in a cycle that I can't cancel out of. Any suggestions?
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Why not have iCloud keychain as default?

Yosemite 10.10.1 and iOS 8.1.2 On my Keychain Access on OS X, I have the "login" default keychain and an "iCloud" keychain (I have iCloud Keychain ON for all my devices). I'm just wondering, could I ...
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Why does Keychain ask for the same password twice?

For security reasons, I have a different password on my keychain than my user account password. I have achieved this by opening Keychain Access.app, right-clicking on the Login keychain, choosing ...
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Mac OS X Mail signing messages with S/MIME certificate from startssl

I've got myself an S/MIME certificate from StartSSL, which I have exported from the browser, imported into my keychain and as expected Mail.app is now signing my outgoing messages. However some ...
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Automator fails. Is there a better solution?

Recently I was trying to train an Automator script to run some mundane tasks - unfortunately it stops at the first step. I clicked the "record" button on my old Mac OS 10.5 machine, opened Keychain ...
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“Safari wants to use your confidential information stored in ”website“ in your keychain”

I had to install Google Chrome on my Mac for some reason, but do not intend to use it as my default browser. After logging in with my Google account, the following happened: All my saved passwords ...
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How to Undo Deny Access on Keychain

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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extract Apple ID's password from mavericks keychain? [duplicate]

First of all i need to know if mail's passwords stored in keychain or not ? If yes .. how to extract passwords from keychain especially [APPLE ID] ? That's it
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Messed up my keychain and certificates, how I can put it all in factory settings?

I had some problem with SSL authentification in homebrew program and follow a stackoverflow advice to delete Digicert certificates in my keychain, which helped, but since then I couldn't open certain ...
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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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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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Should time machine backups be encrypted

I am new to the Mac and was setting up my Time Machine. However, it seems Time Machine also backs up information in the keychain. I was wondering if that means I should use an encrypted disk to store ...
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iCloud Keychain & Wireless

I set up iCloud keychain on a Mavericks laptop and two iPhones. Passwords for Wireless networks are now synchronized among all the devices. So far so good. What is also synchronized is the option to ...
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Revoke an applications access to keychain passwords

I granted an application 'always allow' access to my keychain, i no longer want to have this application set to this, is there a central place where i can see which applications are allowed to access ...
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OS X (Yosemite) offline password manager

I am fairly new Mac user, so sorry for a newbie question. I work as a webdev and i have hundreds of login credentials for websites/FTPs/cPanels for different clients and so far i used a text document ...
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How to access a FileVault-encrypted home directory with forgotten password

For ease of the reader, the short version: MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion. A user has forgotten his FileVault password and master recovery code. FileVault 2 is not enabled, just the user's home ...
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Keep getting locked-out of corporate domain accounts

I have a macbook pro running mavericks and recently changed my password per corporate policy. I have done this regularly for the past two years without issue. However, it has now been two weeks of ...
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Is a there a simple solution to avoid problems with hotspots?

It seems that OSX does not behave well with hotspots. By hotspot, I mean the wireless networks which opens automatically a window for login/password such as when you join them. When you login for ...
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Saved passwords in Safari keep coming back

So I had saved some some passwords in my Safari on my Mac (Mavericks). I went to Safari > Preferences > Passwords > Remove All to remove all the stored passwords. But no matter how many times ...
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'No machine certificates found' when adding machine certificate into VPN

I've 2 certificates, one for user authentication and another for machine authentication. My user authentication includes certificate and private key based on which I've generated pkcs12 file using ...
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How do I make passphrase prompts for ssh keys appear in the terminal, not as a graphical prompt?

I'm SSHing into my mac and doing some stuff remotely through tmux (namely uploading some stuff to github). When I just tried to run a git push, my command kept stalling silently. I found ssh stalling ...
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What is accountsd and why does it want to use the “login” keychain?

Periodically, I'm seeing this keychain dialog pop up: I click 'Cancel', then it pops up again, then I click 'Cancel' again, and it goes away for a while. (Maybe an hour or two, I haven't timed ...
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How to setup Gmail SMTP server for OSX Mail with 2-step-verification and App-specific password?

Haven't been able to solve this problem with the threads such as here. My Gmail stops always working after a while, perhaps after accessing it in different WIFI network or something like this -- it ...
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ssh asks for passphrase not keychain password after locking keychain

I'm using Yosemite and store the ssh passphrase in a separate keychain (not the login keychain). This all works fine as long as the keychain is unlocked. When I lock the keychain, I expected ssh to ...
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iCloud personal and for work

I have a personal icloud account and work recently gave me a work (school) ipad. They required me to make a new account separate from my personal one, but as I only have a cell and no home phone ...
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Safari's AutoFill in iOS Apps

From what I understand, there is an option for iOS developers to link their website(/webapp) to their iOS application. When including the Safari Keychain SDK in their app's, it would allow for ...