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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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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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Can't delete preferred networks from wireless settings (comes back up)

I am having an issue with preferred networks in WiFi settings. There are few networks I want to delete - when I do so, the disappear temporarily, but will eventually come back. I believe is to do with ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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Issues with setting up Munki

Ran into this issue while I was trying to get Munki up. I'm hosting it on a Mac running Yosemite, Server 4, and DeployStudio 1.6.12 if that helps. If I set the Mac Client's SoftwareRepoURL ...
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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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Can't Seem to Install .pem File Properly

Okay, so I'm trying to setup encrypted (S/MIME) e-mail between two users. I've managed to do it one way, but am having trouble getting the reverse to work. I was under the impression that a signed ...
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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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Prevent non admin users from accessing keychain

Ive setup mail accounts on an employees computer and noticed that they were able to view the passwords by looking in the keychain, what id like to do is not allow them to view the passwords stored in ...
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password suggest doesn't work

I have OSX 10.9.5 and in some cases the pwd suggestion doesn't work on registration forms. For example I wanted to change my pwd for dropbox. And I send a pwd reset email for myself then I expected ...
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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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Keychain not registering password change

My dad ran the recent iTunes update on his Mini recently (running the latest Mavericks release), and when he was logging back in the system seems to have forgotten his account password. We used his ...
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Ran Migration Assistant now having keychain problems

Going round in circles here - cant access anything requiring Keychain. Have followed instructions to repair Keychain ( get an error - cant find login keychain ) and create new keychain ( again error ...
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Mail certificates: continuously displays password popup

I use a mail certificate issued by GlobalSign. The certificate is in my login keychain. But every time I want to send a signed email it asks me for password to my System keychain. See the screenshot. ...
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Can't remember my Apple ID

I remember my nickname for my Game Center but I don't remember what the Apple ID was for it is there a way to retrieve this information
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How do I ensure that none of my Keychain information is stored on Apple's servers?

I recently enabled iCloud keychain briefly on a pair of my machines, and then disabled it on both (signing out completely from one). I then attempted to follow Apple's instructions for ensuring that ...
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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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Getting verify certificate errors after adding Google Account & iCloud keychain problem?

I keep getting a verify certificate error whenever I add my Google Account. The domina is an old company I used to work at and I have removed all account in reference to that account. However I get ...
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Using custom Certificate Authority for SSL websites with Safari on OS X 10.9.4

I have followed the directions here (http://datacenteroverlords.com/2012/03/01/creating-your-own-ssl-certificate-authority/) to create a CA and SSL certs signed by the CA for my own internal websites. ...
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How do I import a SMIME certificate and automatically set the Keychain trust?

We are deploying SMIME certificates to all clients and we need to ensure that these certificates are only trusted for email. Given that our users are "unmanaged" and off the corporate network, how ...
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msmtp not looking at keychain over ssh, only looks when in terminal

I've been wrestling with setting up msmtp for some time now, only to realize that when I run it from a terminal it works as expected (uses my password from my login keychain) but when I'm ssh'ed to ...
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Secure Notes missing in Maverick

Had new hard drive installed and Maverick installed. Now my "secure notes" within utilities, keychain, are gone! The answers all seem to pertain to Notes, which IS in iCloud. How can I get my ...
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Active Directory, Macs and the Keychain

I think everyone with Macs and AD has this issue: Johnny goes on vacation. Johnny does not log out of his Mac, he just lets the screensaver lock it. In fact, the only time Johnny logs out of his Mac ...
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trust self signed certificates from employer

I manually set the permissions to each individual from my employer to Always Trust, is there a way to just Always Trust my companies self signed cert? The biggest problem is email attachments, they ...