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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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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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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 disable keychain completely in Mavericks?

Is there any way to completely disable keychain usage in Mavericks? We have a mac mini at work that we use in the conference room. The problem is that the keychain is not staying synced with Active ...
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Cisco IPSec forgets password (Mavericks)

Cisco IPSec seems to have no way to store the password of the connection permanently. I have found on the web some solutions for the Mountain Lion release, but none for OS-X Mavericks. Is it ...
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How can I revoke an applications access to keychain passwords from the command-line?

Applications can be granted permanent unprompted access to passwords. You can add and revoke these privileges using the Keychain Access utility. (See this answer) I'd like to be able to revoke from ...
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why would keychain access silently discard an S/MIME X.509 certificate?

A co-worker sent me some S/MIME signed email. With anyone else who has done this, the certificate has shown up in my login keychain. Not so with his. I wrote out the attached p7s file, and verified ...
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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 ...
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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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“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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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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Change Managed, Mobile Account Password through script?

Wondering if anyone has worked with something similar before - we have a number of Mac laptops connected to an Active Directory server, and on first login users create a Managed, Mobile account. When ...
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SSH Public key access - my password is being stored somewhere?

I've just created a Public/Private key to access my server via SSH, this has all worked fine but I added a passphrase to the key when it was created. The first time I logged in via terminal and ...
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Default login for multiuser site in Safari

In Safari, is it possible to set a default user for a site for which you have multiple user accounts? Or sites that have different accounts for different subdomains? As it is, when I login, I have to ...
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Keychain stores localhost login information but won't automatically load them again

I have a macbook pro which I use for development. Keychain used to store and load my ID and PW for localhost:3000, but for some reason it has stopped loading them automatically. I have tried ...
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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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Cannot log into iMessage or FaceTime from mac

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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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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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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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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Is there any way to identify passwords in my keychains that haven't been accessed in a long time?

I'm a web developer and I deal with a lot of passwords. Many of these I only need for a short while and then never again. My login keychain has quickly grown to several hundred items. I do the ...
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Why does remote MacBook Pro on LAN disappear from Finder sidebar when I connect to it?

This is really odd. I've replaced ethernet cables and what not, but most of the time, when I try to connect to the MBP on my LAN, it will initially disappear from the sidebar before reappearing. The ...
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Keychain Access not revealing passwords

I was able to fix the problem by restarting my computer, but I wanted to see if anyone else had this issue. If I right click on a keychain item and select "Copy Password to Clipboard" the usual ...
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How can I find and remove duplicate Keychain entries

I want to cleanup Keychain before activating iCloud Keychain sync. How can I easily find duplicate Keychain entries?
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safari website requires a client certificate

I went to a site I regularly use and got this when logging in with Safari I seem to have 2 certificated of the same name both issued by Apple and both are not expired (found by searching in ...
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Prevent Mail.app from caching passwords in Keychain

I recently upgraded from 10.7 to 10.8, and noticed a behavior change in Mail.app. Previously, in 10.7, I told it not to save the password to my IMAP account, so every time I quit and restarted I was ...
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How to restore servers signed certificates and private keys?

Starting fresh install of OS X Server on myserver.example.com running Mountain Lion after having saved the private key, intermediate and public certificates on another computer. Now I want to ...
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Mac Not Saving Passphrase for SSH Keys

I have tried everything for my passphrase to be saved for my SSH keys so that when I restart, I don't have to run any "ssh-add" command. I have tried: Saving my key in ~/.ssh Saving my key in ...
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Cannot uncheck 'pending' iCloud keychain on both mobile and OSX

This is very frustrating. One day I wanted to try iCloud keychain. I turned that on without knowing I will be struck with it forever. I'm asked to verify with code which I can enter, then message to ...
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Lost Wi-Fi passwords after reset network settings on iPhone

After a network configuration reset on my iPhone all Wi-Fi passwords were lost. They were stored in iCloud Keychain, synced with my Mac, where they disappeared too. This is very frustrating since it ...
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I don't know my keychain login password

My other computer is locked down because keychain is not accepting any passwords I have used. I can't even open finder at this point and none of the trouble shooting online is working.
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OS X asking for local items keychain password

My mid-2010 macbook pro was running just fine on OS X 10.10, and then I decided to enable the guest account. My account still works fine, but when I login into the guest account, I get an annoying ...
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The L2TP-VPN server did not respond - OS X Mountain Lion (happened after change of Router)

I used to be able to connect to VPNgate's servers but ever since I changed to a new router (one of the new Netgear Nighthawks), it just stopped working. I followed the guide on their site to setup ...
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Invalid Root Certificate (Comodo RSA)

Regulary, a duplicate certificate of COMODO RSA appears on my keychain (Google Chrome?) and when I browse on a website which use a COMODO certificate. Google Chrome blocks the website. (Normal). I ...
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Is it possible to retrieve iCloud password from iPad that is currently logged in to iCloud?

With all of Apple's (and the rest of the world's) increased intrusions by hackers, I have become very nervous when the slightest glitch happens on any of my devices. I was working on my laptop and it ...
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OSX Yosemite, any program asking for Admin Access hangs

Any time I run anything that requires an Administrator password to install, the program hangs. It could be an installer, it's been Xcode, even Keychain Access. I've waited hours, but the dialog ...
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Mac Keychain Access search seemingly broken

Ever since additionally starting to use iCloud Keychain, my regular keychain access list has had multiple issues. The largest of which is that items I know are in there are no longer indexed by the ...
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How do I remove the fiddler certificate authority?

I used Fiddler as a proxy to my Mac to debug a tricky HTTPS problem. Now that I'm done I'd like to uninstall the certificate authority Fiddler uses to decrypt SSL traffic. I've tried using Keychain ...
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Deleted Keychain Access <key>

I was deleting some old AirPort items in Keychain Access, and somehow I managed to delete both public and private entries from the top of the list. I don't notice any problems with my machine, ...
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Can I ask iCloud Keychain not to sync passwords for my internet accounts

I set up my Mac (running OS 10.10.2) to sync with my Gmail and other accounts, and I have iCloud Keychain enabled. I find that the passwords for these accounts are being synced via iCloud: Notice ...
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Safari always bothering my with Allow, Always Allow and Deny

I have passwords saved for one site and although I clicked Always Allow multiple times and keychain config looks like this: Still on each Safari restart I get this annoying dialog: Why?
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Why won't Safari save passwords to iCloud

I've been using iCloud passwords for a long time with no issues. This week, suddenly Safari won't remember any new passwords. It still auto-fills previously saved passwords though. In Safari ...
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Keychain doesn't remember password for network drives

I have an MBP with Yosemite connected to my home network, and I want to automatically mount three hard drives located on a Windows 8 computer also connected to the network. When I connect using ...
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How to update Mac OS X 10.9 keychain access

I am using Mac OS X 10.9 and I am trying to update my keychain password. I have just changed some Facebook password so that now when I log into Facebook, the password that is put by my Mac OS X system ...
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Yosemite iCloud Services Broken

So, I just logged into my Mac and all of a sudden I get a notification that all my iCloud services had been disconnected... involving my keychain. I was able to restore most of the services except ...
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Difference between “System” keychain and “iCloud” keychain in Keychain access for OSX

Can anyone explain what the 'System' keychain is in comparison to the 'iCloud' keychain on my Macbook? When viewing the WIFI networks lists they appear to be almost identical within 'system' keychain ...
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accountsd wants to view my keychain

Every couple hours or so a popup appears that accountsd wants to view my keychain. Inputting my password does no good and I get asked again in a couple hours and it pops up from 8-20 times when I hit ...