I mostly use Macs and iOS devices, so I've started using the iCloud password manager for better account security. Of course, all the world is not a Mac, but passwords are ubiquitous.

When I am using a Mac under my control I can use the Keychain Access app to look up my single-site passwords, but sometimes I'm on someone else's computer, which is usually not a Mac, and sometimes I use a Linux device, and so on. Even with iOS apps, sometimes I need to use my website password to log in using the app, and most apps don't seem to support iCloud passwords (although a few thankfully do!).

I do always have an iOS device with me, so are there any applications for iOS that allow you to access the iCloud Keychain to retrieve the plaintext password, like OSX's Keychain Access? Or is there a way to access the Keychain via the web?

Obviously the most Apple approach would be for me to always have a MacBook Air with me, but that also isn't feasible...

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  • For what it's worth, you could consider 1Password. For about $75, you would have all your passwords with you all the time in a nice, easy-to-use package. – bassplayer7 Mar 27 '15 at 18:21
  • @bassplayer7 Yeah I've been considering that, and I think I actually have a license for it that I've never used (from MacHeist) but I'd like to avoid having to migrate a bunch of passwords over yet again :) – fluffy Mar 27 '15 at 18:33
  • I have to say that after you're there, there is no looking back (at least that was the case for me). I have ~460 items in there. – bassplayer7 Mar 27 '15 at 18:58
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    @bassplayer7 You're so right. I ended up trying out 1password and now I'm just like, wow, why didn't I start using this years ago? – fluffy Apr 9 '15 at 6:19

How to manually view saved passwords and credit card numbers with iCloud Keychain

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on Safari.
  3. Tap on Passwords & AutoFill under the General section.
  4. Tap on either Saved Passwords or Saved Credit Cards.
  5. Enter your 4-digit passcode if you are prompted to do so.
  6. In this list, find the login you'd like to view the password for and tap on it.
  7. Here you can see the login credentials for that specific account.

Source: How to view your saved passwords and credit card numbers with iCloud Keychain

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