My MacBook will often sleep while I take a break, and when it wakes up, Messages doesn't consult Keychain for passwords. Instead, I'm prompted for all of my passwords again.

Why is this? Is there something I can do to fix this?



  1. Disk Utility to verify volumes and repair permissions on the startup volume, then Keychain Access to verify or repair the keychains
  2. run Messages
  3. sleep then wake the computer
  4. if the problem persists, remove relevant items from keychains then allow Messages to replace the items.
  • What's the relationship between system file permissions and the problem? – Moshe Nov 25 '12 at 18:02
  • Wonder whether something is not permitted to access the item in the keychain. – Graham Perrin Nov 25 '12 at 18:09
  • Apple just posted an update recently that fixes "issues with Keychain" actually. – Moshe Nov 25 '12 at 19:38
  • OK – OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Supplemental Update 2.0 on 2012-11-20 for all Mac systems introduced in 2012, let us know whether it's applicable and whether it resolves the problem. Thanks. – Graham Perrin Nov 25 '12 at 23:02
  • Yes, the update seems to have fixed the problem. – Moshe Nov 25 '12 at 23:06

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