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 already tried "Repair" and turning the computer off and on again (as if it ever worked) and of course, it didn't fix it.

Any suggestions?

show password on keychain

  • Is your keychain locked or unlocked (look at top left corner (the lock icon)
    – Ruskes
    Apr 28, 2015 at 17:49
  • I can't see my p/w on that file either - not that I have any clue really what it's for or whether I ever gave it a p/w in the first place. I can see the p/w on ids: identity-rsa-key-pair-signature-v1 but not on public or private key.
    – Tetsujin
    Apr 29, 2015 at 8:49
  • @Buscar웃 It is unlocked.
    – Óscar
    May 4, 2015 at 21:33

3 Answers 3


To get the password from your keychain . You can right click on that item of which you need the password and click on "copy the password to clipboard", then you will ask to enter the login password , after that you can paste the password where you want. enter image description here


  • I have the same symptoms as the OP, but this doesn't solve it for me. The clipboard remains unchanged.
    – Merchako
    Apr 9, 2018 at 15:29

Locking and unlocking the Keychain helped in my case. It's the lock icon in the upper left corner of the application's window.

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  • Yikes! It took a couple of clicks before it would lock, but now it won't unlock (clicking on the lock does nothing), and the password I was looking for disappeared!
    – Michael
    Jul 17, 2016 at 21:30
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    You can't lock and unlock the iCloud Keychain.
    – Merchako
    Apr 9, 2018 at 15:28

I had probably the same problem, I changed my Keychain password to my login password ie. they are equal now.

Source: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201609

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