I recently did a clean install of my Mac (running macOS 10.12.1). After the clean install, I copied over the Library/Keychains folder from my old home directory on my backup drive, to my home directory on my Mac.
When I go to Safari > Preferences > Passwords, it now just says:
Safari Passwords are Locked
To unlock Safari passwords, enter the password for the user “Johnny Appleseed”
(It shows my Mac username instead of Johnny Appleseed, but you get the picture.)
I don’t remember ever creating a password for saved Safari passwords before or after doing the clean install. In fact, I don’t remember using saved passwords in Safari at all. (I use 1Password, so I never felt the need to have Safari save passwords.)
Is this something to do with iCloud Keychain, and/or my copying over of its Library folder? Or a bug? Or something else?