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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Your default keychain that holds the login info/wifi passwords, etc is called login. If you forget the password, you can reset it from Keychain preferences. It is usually the password of the account when you first created it. Refer to Apple's support documentation for more information:


  • Thanks for your reply, is my Mac should ask my for keychain password when I log in?, My friend had trouble with keychain, it was asking him for password via pop windows all the time.. How can I avoid it from happening in the future?
    – Eliot_A
    Jul 5, 2016 at 0:01
  • @Eliot_A Your friend should set the password to be same as his current login password or he can delete the login keychain altogether. If this helped, please consider accepting the answer.
    – Bora
    Jul 5, 2016 at 0:04
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    The answers from Bora are good answers. Bear in mind that deleting an entire keychain will recreate one with default settings but will lose any passwords it was holding for you. Please try to keep your questions (all three of them) clear and unambiguous. Please report back on what actions you took and what the results were before asking follow-up questions. Jul 5, 2016 at 7:18
  • So when ever I change the password to my account( change, not reset) the Keychain password also change?
    – Eliot_A
    Jul 5, 2016 at 9:17

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