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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 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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Add command to sudo in OS X - or how to fix a major security inconsistency in OS X

OS X provides Keychain Access, which is a great way to save passwords of varying apps and websites. When you want to view a password via the Keychain Access GUI, you are asked the admin password. ...
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Possible to reset Keychain password without knowing the old password?

My girlfriend forgot the password for her MacBook (don't ask), so I reset it using the Utilities. But as you may be aware, this doesn't reset the Keychain password. Her MacBook is now virtually ...
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getting an error -25299 attempting to create account and password for proxy

I changed the proxy settings with the following code: sudo networksetup -setwebproxy Wi-Fi IP_ADDRESS PORT on USERNAME PASSWORD It does indeed changes settings, but throws an error saying: error ...
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Cloudd wants to use the “Local items” keychain

I opened my MBP and certainly the system gives the following warning "Cloudd wants to use the "Local items" keychain" and asks me for my keychain-password. After cancelling this warning, it kept ...
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How to access the Wi-Fi password through Terminal?

I am at my school and the computer I am currently using is connected to a Wi-Fi network. I want to know the Wi-Fi password and I am on a Mac. I know there is a way to do it through Terminal. What I ...
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How safe is iCloud Keychain?

Say I installed a malicious app on my iPhone that stole my iCloud password. Can the Keychain be compromised ? Basically, can the keychain passwords be accessed by solely having the iCloud password ? ...
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How to upload keychain to iCloud?

This may seem like a stupid question but I want to be able to synchronise my Keychain records with my iCloud account. Currently when I login to the iCloud it downloads 5 year old records completely ...
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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 ...
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Keychain password questions

How does changing the user password via system preferences effect the keychain password? What happens if you reset it? (Now via system preferences) What causes keychain to get into pop ups loops ...
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Unexpected Quarantine set on keychains

In my Console logs I've been noticing these two messages repeated constantly: 4/7/16 5:06:17.726 PM Safari[383]: KeychainGetICDPStatus: keychain: -25300 4/7/16 5:06:17.726 PM Safari[383]: ...
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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 ...
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A keychain could not be found to store “<Network>”

Just got a new Macbook, my first Mac in 5 years, and I'm having trouble getting it to save my Wifi network information. If I remember correctly, I was able to connect to the network at the office with ...
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“security add-internet-password…” gets “User interaction not allowed”

I'm trying to update an old and outdated Puppet manifest to setup a new Jenkins slave on OSX El-Capitan and hit an issue which I suspect could be related to new security features in El-Capitan. The ...
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Deleting password from Keychain in terminal

I'm having trouble deleting the github credentials from Keychain Access. Keychain Access just freezes everytime I try. Is there a command to force deletion of an item in the Keychain from the ...
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My login keychain cannot be found. I have Keychain access but no Keychain repair option. OS X El Capitan

My login keychain cannot be found. I have Keychain access but no Keychain repair option in the drop down menu. I am unclear if I have erased something in error, or if this is a common issue?
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icloud keychain web form passwords not syncing

Follwing having to create a new keychain on my laptopm, I have had to reset my icloud keychain, follwoing the advice on apple's support page. turn off all icloud keychain, re-enable on the most up to ...
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Why does OS X repeatedly prompt for certificate trust when joining WPA2 Enterprise WiFi

WHY does OS X always prompt for certificate trust when connecting to WPA2 Enterprise (EAP-PEAP in my case) networks, even if the certificate is already marked as 'trusted'? Even weirder.. if I delete ...
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Can I export my id_rsa cert from Keychain Access?

I'm migrating to a new Macbook. On my old one, I generated an ssh key pair many years ago, and I have configured that key on several sites, some of which I don't have direct control over. After I set ...
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How do I make git credential-osxkeychain work correctly when I'm connected to a machine via SSH?

I setup a build machine to check out sources from Github by caching the login credential in the keychain using instructions from: https://help.github.com/articles/caching-your-github-password-in-git/ ...
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Is Apple's Keychain integration with browsers safe?

I've avoided browser's saving my passwords for the past umpteen years because it wasn't safe. I've instead used products like KeePass. I don't like KeePass on OSX, and I'm not big on things like ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to remove a keychain in OS X?

I'm using Mac 10.11.3 I installed Card Reader for PIV and mess something and now I have 'wrong' Keychain CAC-000... It is not one that I need. I have to get rid of it and setup another Keychain. I ...
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Backup iCloud Keychain

I recently encountered an issue where a very important (and non-resettable) password was deleted from my iCloud Keychain. All of my OSX-based keychains are backed up via Time Machine, but I realized ...
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Forcing the wifi password entry dialogue to display

When the administrator of a wifi network changes the network password to something new, previously associated devices that have the old password saved will no longer be able to connect until they ...
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How to restore Yosemite's keychain information

So basically I was able to backup and restore past version of my keychain with Yosemite but now the fun is to use those data on El Capitan. I should have made a backup after migrating to El Capitan ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) Version 10.10.5

I have recently changed my Apple ID password. Now when I do a full shutdown and restart I get about 10 boxes saying various apps (talagent, message agent, etc) want to use the "Local Items" in ...
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OS X is repeatedly asking for login keychain password

I know this has been asked here several times, but I already checked the other discussions and tried their suggestions, but without success. Is there anything I can do instead of re-installing the ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Reset Password app in recovery mode not showing and disks

Note: this question is a duplicate of Unable to reset password in Recovery Mode, but the solution mentioned there was to reinstall the OS, which is not really the solution I'm striving for if there is ...
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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 ...
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What actually syncs in the Apple keychain?

I have several macs and a very big Apple keychain at this point in one of them. It has passwords and certificates from more than 10 years of use. I have told iCloud to sync it and have approved the ...
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iTunes Producer unable to get password from my keychain

When I try to open iTunes Producer, I get an error stating, "We are unable to retrieve your password from the security keychain." I recently deleted the folder in my keychain library while trying to ...
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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. ...
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Backup and restore Keychain

I want to reinstall my system so I would have fresh Mac OS X. Is there a way how can I export/backup all content of my Keychain Access (all certificates and other things) and then after reinstall to ...
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Disable Keychain Access security feature re: Screen Sharing

On the latest 10.11, Keychain Access will not allow you to enable access to an item over screen sharing: OS X 10.11 unable to press "allow" on Keychain Access dialogs While a valid ...
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On reboot system asking for keychain password for local items

I reinstalled OS X Yosemite, I am now using a new admin password (I also changed my iCloud account password.) Upon setting up iCloud, it reused the iCloud data. Everything is running fine BUT on each ...
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WiFi Not staying connected after sleep-wake

Background I am having keychain issues since upgrading to El Capitan, Described below. Also working with Apple support since 2 weeks and i have no hope for a solution OS X El Capitan keychain login ...
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Console Logs displays error in Keychain

Here is a log created in my Console. Mar 6 19:07:33 Prateeks-MacBook-Pro Safari[1875] <Error>: KeychainGetICDPStatus: keychain: -25300 Mar 6 19:07:33 Prateeks-MacBook-Pro Safari[1875] ...
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How do I make a Run Shell Script Automator action that will change the username and password of a specific internet password item in Keychain?

I am trying to make an application that allows me to quickly switch between two logins on an 802.1X network. I already have a portion that prompts me for which account I would like to log in to and ...
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Could my iCloud Keychain have been hacked?

I just noticed an entry in my keychain that seems odd. The username is an email that is a random string of letters @telekom.de. I have no association with Telekom.de. I'm in Canada. There is no ...
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Why iMessage generate a lot of Encryption and Signing keys?

First of all I don`t use iMessage. I log out of iMessage on my iDevices. Today I took a look of my login Keychain Access and there were 366 items. All of them were iMessage Encryption Key and ...
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Keychain multiple

I´m new with Mac OS X, my system is El Captain 10.11.3. A few days ago I use keychain to generate two certificates for special purposes with other email address, do the export and all is ok. As I ...
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OS X 10.11 Disk Utility, encrypted dmg password and keychain

In previous versions of Disk Utility there were checkboxes whether to store the password in the keychain or not while creating an encrypted dmg image. Now there are less options. Does the new version ...
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Duplicate Apple ID Keys?

Why do I have all these duplicate public (& one duplicate private) Apple ID keys? & Can I remove the extras so I just have one public & one private key? There is no identifying information ...
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Is there a way to fix MagicPrefs? [duplicate]

Sometimes if an app needs keychain access MagicPrefs blocks clicks in the allow/disallow dialog, here it is: I can click only "Deny" from there. And now if I force close MagicPrefs and try again ...