I am trying to use the 'security find-internet-password' command to show my passwords. I want to write a script to loop through my keychain and list all of my passwords. I have read the man page for security and tried the examples but cannot get it to return any of my passwords.
Here is the command from the man page:
find-internet-password [-h] [-a account] [-s server] [options...] [-g] [keychain...] -a account Match account string -c creator Match creator (four-character code) -C type Match type (four-character code) -d securityDomain Match securityDomain string -D kind Match kind string -j comment Match comment string -l label Match label string -p path Match path string -P port Match port number -r protocol Match protocol (four-character code) -s server Match server string -t authenticationType Match authenticationType (four-character code) -g Display the password for the item found -w Display the password(only) for the item found
I have tried several syntaxes for the command including leaving the keychain value blank. in the below examples admin is a account name for one of my internet accounts. I would prefer to be able to get all of the passwords at once but when I dump-keychain it gives an unreadable mess of text with lots of tags that I cannot parse. Is there any
$ security find-internet-password -a admin -g $ security find-internet-password -a admin -g login $ security fine-internet-password -a admin -g user $ security find-internet-password -a admin -g /Users/Chilly/Library/Keychains/user
I would prefer to be able to get all of the passwords at once but when I dump-keychain it gives an unreadable mess of text with lots of tags that I cannot parse. Is there any documentation on the web for the format of that dump file or how to parse it. Suggestions I have seen say to just 'grep' the file but I need documentation to know what to look for. (and to read a manual on grep and awk and sed but those are widely available:-)