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Questions tagged [keychain]

The password management system in macOS

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Office 2016 activation issue after migration to a new computer

After migrating to a new computer when trying to active Office 2016 I'm getting the following error message: Another account from the same organization is already signed in. To switch accounts, ...
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Do iOS 11/12 have special features making it easy to share Wi-Fi passwords between devices?

I’m having 2 issues with Wifi: Does iCloud Keychain sync Wifi network passwords, or just network names? Does iOS 11 or 12 have a new Wi-Fi sharing feature where a iOS device logged into a Wifi-...
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Changed passwords stored in iCloud Keychain don't sync to other devices

This evening, I've updated some passwords on my primary device, an iMac, and unfortunately these didn't update on either my iPad nor my iPhone, nor my work MacBook's keychains. I've triple checked on ...
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Shared printing is no longer working

I run a Mac mini as a server in a small company. With macOS Server. Also a print server with a few shared printers. This is the error message in the CUPS log: Unable to encrypt connection, internal ...
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ICloud KeyChain sync — how to determine sync status or force sync (without remove and add)

Short version: Is there a (command line or GUI) method of determining when the local copy of the iCloud keychain has been syncronized (at least on a Mac) -- or, short of deleting the keychain and re-...
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Move Wifi passwords from one mac to another

A little bit of background here. I previously had High Sierra installed on my Macbook Air, but for some reason, at one point when I tried to boot up my mac, it showed a folder with a question mark ...
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Load certificates from a smart card into keychain

How do I load certificates from a smart card into my keychain under High Sierra? My overall situation is similar to the one described in Using PIV smart cards for HHS VPN login with Mac OS X 10.10 ...
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accountsd want to use the “login” keychain

I don't know why but I get this pop-up 5-10 times in a day. It is very frustrating that I have to re-enter the password again and again. I tried cancelling it but appears again. I followed the steps ...
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Cross-platform password manager that syncs with iCloud Keychain?

I am currently using the macOS/iCloud Keychain as my main password manger, and have been for ~20 years. It's of course great with Safari and iOS apps, but not ideal when using multiple browsers, an ...
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How to find the hashed password from the 32 character password keychain shows me?

I have a 32 character password that keychain access has shared with me, it's 28 uppercase letters and numbers combined, and 4 "-" symbols. Can I retrieve the hashed password that is the actual ...
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How Do Macbooks Automatically Connect to Xfinity Wifi

I have a MacBook that has automatically connected to Xfinity hotspots ever since I logged into a friends apartment wifi years ago. They now live outside the US, so I doubt they still have an account. ...
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Suggest Password in Safari when Changing Password

When signing up for a new website in iOS, Safari (or keychain, whoever) will offer to suggest a new password and save it in iCloud. But, when you need to change or update a password, Safari does not ...
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Not able to store Wi-Fi network passwords in keychain

A few years back I gave my laptop in to fix a charging problem, and though that was resolved pretty easily, when I got it back I seemed to be having problems with logging on to Wi-Fi. What happens is, ...
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Issues with WIFI Authentification pages

I realized yesterday that I could not see authentification pages of some WIFI. I'm running High Sierra 10.13. Apparently to solve this issue I have to go to Keychain Access > Preferences > ...
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Problems with Keychain on Macbook Air [duplicate]

I was having problems on my Macbook, getting my VPN service to start properly, and was they suggested that I create new Keychain and import settings into new Keychain. I did that, and now I am getting ...
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Security Certificates disappearing from trust store

Publicly signed fully valid .CRT file, signed by root CA and not expired, disappears from the System Keychain. Seems to affect all sorts of Mac computers in my environment including new and fully ...
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There is no login.keychain file in my High Sierra.Cant build titanium

My KeychainAccess.app never creates the login.keychain file. So, I can't build titanium Application. If I create a new PC account there is no login.keychain file. If I reset default keychain there is ...
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How to decrypt shared WiFi passwords?

With the introduction of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, a new feature was added: Sharing WiFi Passwords. This awesome and convenient feature comes with one draw back: The passwords are stored in ...
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Mysterious keychain modifications

Earlier today I noticed that a bunch of wifi passwords in the keychain on my laptop had been modified. These are all networks that I've not logged into for months and are all protected by the ...
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Where is the Keychain lock icon located? [duplicate]

By using Google and Co. and the built-in terminal command locate, I already found the following icons: /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/UnlockedIcon.icns /System/...
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Change password for iCloud keychain / prevent it from being unlocked with computer password

I use iCloud Keychain across iOS devices and my MacBook Pro. I recently discovered that on my Mac I can access the passwords stored in the iCloud keychain simply with my (admin) login credentials. Is ...
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alternatives to keychain for storing keys on shared/managed device

I need to work on a shared/managed apple device (same user), but need to frequently use ssh, git or gnupg. I would like to prevent my keys to be stored on the device keychain besides probably being ...
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How to prevent/remove the Remember password in my keychain check box

I have some encrypted sparse disk, but every time I try to mount them I get the pop-up dialog asking for the password and below an option to remember the password in my keychain. How to disable/...
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Unlock keychain with Touch ID

Is there a way to authenticate with Touch ID instead of password on Macbook Pro when I need to unlock the keychain?
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macOS 10.12.6 Sierra keychain has stopped saving passwords, how to repair?

Within the last few weeks I have noticed that my system has stopped or cannot save passwords. Outlook, iCloud, and other GUI apps ask for them every single time. Attached is a picture from SequelPro ...
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Did Apple kill iCloud Keychain wifi password sync?

Wi-Fi passwords used to sync between my devices via iCloud Keychain, a wifi password entered on my MacBook would end up on my phone via the 4G connection, and the phone would automatically connect, ...
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security command, creating keychain entry, not working in Mojave

I have been using an Applescript with the following line to create username/password in keychain for the past 3 years: security add-internet-password -a lawprint\\Lawschool -l '2nd-flr-Library-...
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Deleting an app’s data from the iOS Keychain, or resetting the Keychain entirely

I installed an app that stores a persistent identifier in the iOS keychain, even after uninstalling and reinstalling it. This really bugs me. Is there a way to delete said app's data from the Keychain,...
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Keychain Won't Remember Router Administrative Password

macOS High Sierra, Safari 11.1.2, MacBook Air mid-2013, Netgear R6400 wifi router. All the software on the computer and router is up to date. Both the Mac and Safari work without difficulty. The ...
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Keychain is not respecting access control settings after update

I had Python accessing a password from the keychain, configured to "Confirm before access" but not "Ask for keychain password": Which worked fine. Every time the script wanted the password, I needed ...
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keychain security in a managed device (AD)

When using a managed device (Active directory) behind, what security measures are recommended to take in order to secure sensitive data like stored passwords, directories or the keychain itself? The ...
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Can reverting to a previous Time Machine instance enable Keychain data access?

A client is running 10.9.5 on a ten year old Mac. They recently reset the admin password so that it is now different from their keychain password. They've got a bunch of passwords stored in keychain/...
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System Keychain Certs Import fail with UNIX[Operation not permitted]

I'm trying to add certs to my System keychain, which failed in the Keychain Access utility with a ERROR 10001 -- an unhelpful error message -- so I tried to run it in the terminal: $sudo security ...
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The specified item does not appear to be a valid keychain item

Im using macOS High Sierra version 10.13.4. When i tried to setup apple tv app in my mac, after few settings and setups, i need to work on Apple Configurator 2. in that, i have to follow these steps: ...
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Safari and Chrome loading the wrong website

My client is having an issue that is exclusive to her computer. When viewing her website on any other computer the website that shows is the current one being hosted by Squarespace. When viewing on ...
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Can a password for an API be secured on a Mac but usable through a script?

I enjoy using launchd, JSON Helper and AppleScript to run hourly pulls for API information I need but I'm required to manually enter an username and password. I don't mind the username as text in the ...
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Why does Keychain ask for the login password twice to show a password?

Whenever I want to view a password in my Keychain, it asks me the login keychain password twice: First like this: Then like this: I'm having trouble understanding why. I am running macOS High ...
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How do I copy the entire contents of my “Local Items” keychain to a new (real) keychain?

I'm having intractable issues with my "Local Items" keychain and would like to take everything that's there and move it to a new fresh (real) keychain that works. How do I copy (or safely move) all ...
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How to permanently delete ssl certificate in Keychain

I have an old ssl certificate in my keychain that Safari continues to access when I try to remotely login to my home NAS drive . . . it's called TS Series NAS. I will go into Keychain and delete it, ...
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resolve Keychain password popup window prompt on my Mac [duplicate]

after turning on my filevault on the Mac, the next day windows started popping up requesting for local Keychain password (cloud,acountsd,cdp etc). I have put in my login password and also tried my ...
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How can I find my saved Instagram web password in Terminal?

Let say I've saved my Instagram password for the account "xxx". I know I could find this password using Keychain Access, but is there a way to do this in Terminal? I've tried things like: security ...
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Is it a way to see earlier version of secure notes stored in iCloud? [duplicate]

I might changed accidentally content in secure notes stored in iCloud. I would like to see the precious state of it, like I would to with Time Machine. Do you think it is possible somehow?
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Weird issue with Safari and some of my web services

I have very weird issue with Safari which I have experienced for a long time now. I have a few servers which I actively manage, and sometimes I can't access these through Safari. I can access via ...
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Permission errors, safari passwords disappear, dock resets and iCloud problems

I've searched a lot and cannot find a similar question for High Sierra. Whats irritating is that I hadn't upgraded to 10.13.4 but it happened on its own one evening. Once my MacBook restarted - the ...
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Why would Preview “want to use” my (unused) login Keychain just to execute hotkeys?

I've asked the related question in security SE: Why does not updating a MacOS keychain password cause applications to become troublesome? and the answer there explains that keychain is used by various ...
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How do I use 'security set-keychain-settings' to prevent locking?

The command line tool security set-keychain-settings provides options for locking when the system sleeps (-l) and locking after a timeout (-u) but does not seem to provide any options for reversing ...
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How do I prevent “Local Items” Keychain from locking?

My "Local Items" keychain keeps locking and I can't figure out how to prevent it from doing so. As near as I can tell it locks when my Mac sleeps (which I want) and also after a very short timeout (...
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How to encrypt a Disk Image with Touch ID?

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 with Touch bar, and therefore Touch ID. I have tried to setup everything that I can to use Touch ID including login and to authenticate the sudo command. I create a lot of ...
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Certificates not updating

I'm trying to visit my university research group's website at home. The website requires a username and password to view and probably has who knows what kind of security systems in place. On Safari ...
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Can I set an institutional recovery key for Filevault2 after Filevault2 is enabled?

I have a macOS 10.13.4 device that is encrypting with Filevault2 right now. It needs to be taken by a user for travel at the end of the day. I had meant to set an institutional recovery key for this ...