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iOS in-app purchase: Keeping consumable counter in keychain, do I need to document export compliance

The answer to iPhone - in-App purchase consumable correct approach on stackoverflow is very appealing for keeping track of consumables in the keychain. However, using the keychain for this purpose (...
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WiFi Certificates Accidentally Deleted

I accidentally deleted some certificates from the Keychain Access application and I think they were somehow related to WiFi networks. Now everytime I try to join a network that uses PEAP ...
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How can I use an ssh key with a passphrase but not have to type the passphrase every time when working in a remote shell?

Here's my situation: I ssh into a server running OS X, and from that remote shell I want to perform pushes and pulls (via ssh) for a git repository whose local copy exists on this server and whose ...
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Network TimeMachine backup errors - System keychain problem?

I've been using Time Machine to backup my MacBook Pro to my local OS X Server for years, but I recently started getting errors when attempting to backup. When running either an automatic or manual ...
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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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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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How to install a keychain from another computer on El Capitan

From another suggestion here My login keychain cannot be found. I have Keychain access but no Keychain repair option. OS X El Capitan I have copied the ~/Library/Keychains/login.keychain from another ...
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With “Keychain First Aid” apparently removed in 10.11.2 how do i get my keychain fixed?

My macbook is presently completely unusable due to an apparently corrupted (?) keychain. As shown in the following question there seems to have been a change in 10.11.2 to have removed the First Aid ...
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How to determine if iCloud KeyChain were enabled on a Mac

I am having terrible problems with the KeyChain and it is making one of my MB's unusable. How can I: determine if iCloud keychain were enabled (and thus causing these issues) disable iCloud keychain ...
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Export Keychain Items is not enabled from File menu of Keychain Access

As can be seen in the screenshot I have selected a bunch of keychain items. So why is Export items disabled?
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The password for the keychain access is apparently not my login password- please explain

I am unable to lock the Keychain Acccess on either of two macbooks. The login password is not accepted on either one. Is there a special step/process for setting up a keychain password - and it is ...
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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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Cannot verify Google's SSL certificate with openssl

When checking Google's certificate with OpenSSL I get $ echo 'Q' | /usr/bin/openssl s_client -connect www.google.com:443 -servername www.google.com -verify 6 > /dev/null verify depth is 6 depth=2 ...
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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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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 can I setup two iCloud Keychains?

I want to replicate my Keychain setup for OS X in iCloud Keychain, to have passwords sync between iOS and OS X devices. The way I set it up was following this article. The idea is having the default ...
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How to fix corrupt keychain permissions

I have change permission of /var location by mistake with 777 and now my Keychain Access not working fine (i have stop chmod but some file and folder's permission are change ) folder in var ...
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“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 ...
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Getting exchange password from keychain

Is there a way using security find-internet-password or something similar to get my exchange credentials on the command line? I'm trying to write a script to auto-login into an exchange server and I'...
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Forgot the password of a keychain (non the login one)

I have installed a bunch of certificates on my mac, due to italian legal system, in order to login to a certain website with a smartcard. It all worked well for a few months and then yesterday it ...
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“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 ...
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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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bitbucket authentication is failing

I keep my code in bitbucket. Without warning git pull just hangs and after a long wait says to check Deleting all my keychain entries for bitbucket.org and relogging in manually didn't help ...
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Creating new user yields endless keychain password prompts

Here's the story - I have three user accounts on my Mac mini. I go and add a forth. A few days later, the user forgets their password - we had the iCloud password reset functionality enabled, but we'...
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Understanding keychain

I am having a hard time understanding how does Keychain works, whats the default setting for it as long as i dont touch anything? and what if I don't remember my first password? Can someone explain me?...
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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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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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Cannot enter password to reset keychain

I'm trying to reset my keychain (Yosemite 10.10.4). When I enter my wifi password I get "A keychain cannot be found to store my_wifi_sid" I click "Reset to Defaults" I get "Are you sure you want to ...
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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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Command-line keychain access not showing any results [duplicate]

I have been trying to learn to control my computer through command-line, and keychain access is what I am trying now. I have been using the security command, and attempting to get my wifi password (I ...
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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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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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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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How can I get my device's unlock passcode from the KeyChain?

Assuming that the four or six digit unlock code to the phone is in the Keychain, where exactly do I find it? I see my passwords for apps but not the unlock code for the phone
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reduce passwords I must type

How can I reconfigure my MBP to require me to type username & password only once, going all the way from shut down to functional? I think industry-standard naming is confusing in this area: the ...
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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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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 ...
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How do I create a passwordless keychain?

How can I create passwordless keychain on OS X? Specifically, I'm wondering if it's possible to sign application without keychain storing p12 and developer certificates Using 10.7.1 OS X
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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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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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Can't delete keychain items with UI, but command line works fine

When using the Keychain Access app, I am often unable to delete an Web form password item. I have tried hitting the delete key and going to Edit > Delete. In both cases, nothing happens, there is no ...
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Prevent Keychain from copying an internet password to my login keychain

I find that my passwords are being copied from my "bank" keychain into the login keychain every time I allow Safari to autofill the fields. How can I prevent that? I have created a separate keychain ...
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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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Can't access IMAP or SMTP in Mac Mail 5.3 when I save password to Keychain

Experiencing a very odd bug when I try to access Google Apps email on Mail 5.3 via IMAP and SMTP. When I open Mail, it asks for my email password. If I type this in, I can access the IMAP server fine....
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Disable Keychain dialogs when using proxy server

Every time I use proxy, AuthBrokerAgent starts up and I have to allow him to use confidential information stored in my Keychain. I disabled the AuthBrokerAgent, but now every single app wants me to ...
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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 ...
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How do I obtain a list of all the passwords stored in Keychain Access?

My MacBook was stolen. I have a new Mac with all the data restored from my AirPort Time Capsule, including all the passwords that were on the stolen MacBook. Is there way to list all the passwords ...
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Dump iCloud keychain in Terminal

I failed to find the path to iCloud keychain to do just security dump-keychain - the iCloud keychain isn't shown when I try security list-keychains. What is the path to that keychain (or, if it cannot ...
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SCEP Request on Mac

I am looking for a way to issue a SCEP request to my organizations CAIssuing server. I manage a number of Macs and we currently import the certificates by hand using a profile on a web server. I know ...