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The password management system in macOS

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How to recover previous version of password from Keychain on macOS

Safari suggested to use strong password which I gladly accepted for one of my internet accounts. Then after I logged in and logged out I forgot that I changed password and used old pass to login back ...
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Messages app stopped working after I cleared the Keychain

After clearing my Keychain I did log back in with my AppleId. We can see that Messages understands that I am logged in: But no messages are being delivered anymore. In this case I even tried sending ...
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Unlock Keychain items using Yubikey

I have setup my Yubikey as a smart card so I can login with the key and its PIN code. After logging in with the Yubikey, the login keychain is unlocked. However, opening a keychain item en trying to ...
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How to recover my Keychains on Mac Mojave?

I accidentally deleted my Keychains while trying to figure out why the VPN wasn't accepting my Keychain's password. I went into the Keychain Access app and clicked Reset my Default Keychains, and I ...
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How to recover documents and photos from locked iMac [duplicate]

A friend's husband died suddenly a few months ago. He did not leave his password. The iMac (Big Sur) has many important documents and photos and the wife would like to recover them. She has her own ...
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Certificate recognized under Firefox but not under Keychain Access

I have a .pfx certificate that allows for access to work websites. The certificate is installed and authenticated directly through Firefox, and I have access to the websites. Because I need to test ...
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What are all the apple entries in my KeyChain?

In my KeyChain.app, there are a bunch of entries from Apple, like: com.apple.cloudd.deviceIdentifier.Production Can I safely delete them?
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How to query in a script if the Keychain is locked?

I found the security command line tool that can be used to lock or unlock a Keychain. Can it be used to query whether the Keychain is locked or not? I have a cron job running every hour that attempts ...
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Apple mail can't verify certificate

I have set up a local mail server on our NAS to backup mails. For some time now Apple Mail can't verify the certificate. I found this Apple help post: https://support.apple.com/guide/mail/trust-a-...
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Processes asking Keychain access on Monterey

I was wondering how is working the processes access to keychain; when process ask access to “session” keychain do they get access to all passwords ? Or only to account names ? Might a pirate access to ...
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MacOS Monterey Keychain Issues after interrupting terminal process, user password not accepted by keychain access

Version: MacOS Monterey 12.4 I messed up while doing some keychain modifications with my terminal (I used a "resetUserPermissions" terminal command and after 3-4 hours of it running, I had ...
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Codesign: The specified item could not be found in the keychain

I am trying to codesign one VST plugin in Terminal. I added a self-signed certificate to the login keychain. I try to codesign using the following command: sudo codesign --force --deep --sign Ozone\ 9\...
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Safari always prompting for x.509 certificate - chrome does not

I have a HAproxy frontend set up with a client certificate. I have added the client certificate to keychain under system and set to trust always. This works great in Chrome. But in Safari, it prompts ...
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iCloud not synching, cloudd reporting "TIC SSL Trust Error"

I am running three Macs with macOS 10.13.6. All are in the same LAN, all are set up to connect to iCloud with the same account. On one Mac, iCloud works fully (with all services). On the other two, I ...
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Setup OpenVPN on Catalina?

I'm running an OpenVPN server on a Google Cloud machine, which is also running a Zabbix server. Since my ISP does not publish nor allow any incoming WAN traffic, I was recommended to create a VPN ...
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Install certificate of sender in Apple Mail

I send mails signed and encrypted. Today I got a message back, encrypted. I send the mail only signed and the receiver used my certificate to encrypt the mail. Now I got their signature in Mail and ...
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iOS distribution certificates expiring for two apps from same team: Do I need to take separate actions?

I have two apps both associated with the same development team, and I've gotten notifications for both of them that Your iOS Distribution Certificate will no longer be valid in 30 days. I got these ...
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Cannot open imported Keychain files

I was able recover Keychains folders from corrupted partition and I wanted to add them to test account in order to export needed password. This password was only available locally on that machine. ...
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Cannot activate password auto-fill on iPhone 13 with iOS 15.5

I just started using an iPhone 13 with iOS 15.5. I use Bitwarden as a password manager and I'd like to activate the auto-fill functionalities. When I try to activate such functionalities, in Settings &...
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Finder/ osascript asks for SMB login even though the unlocked login Keychain has them

I have a cron script which includes osascript -e 'mount volume "'$smbVolumeUrl'"' When the script runs, a Finder popup asks for my credentials for the mount volume. I enter them, and the ...
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How can I remove keychain data from iOS?

I have a phone and the only explanation I can arrive at is the app is re-identifying my device via keychain data, even after reinstalling the application. Is there a way how I can remove the keychain ...
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How do I allow specific (uncodesigned) programs to access certain keychain items without password?

I use the python keyring module to interact with with macOS Keychain, and I got a prompt to enter my login password to allow access (which I always click "Always Allow") every time I run my ...
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Keychain problems following Recovery Mode

On macOS Sierra (10.12.6). Last week, an installed application (XAMPP) tried to access my keychain upon launch (which it always does), but (for reasons still unknown) the correct password was rejected....
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KeyChain asks for Touch ID and password multiple times

Whenever I need to view some WiFi password, KeyChain requests me to enter Touch ID, then it asks to input user login/password, and sometimes (when I don't use it for a long time) it requests for login/...
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If I'm using password manager provided by Apple on my iPhone, what would happen if I lose that iPhone?

I just realized something, so I'm curious to know the answer. I bought an iPhone and seem to like the password manager that is built into it. I set up all my email passwords (Gmail and all) in it, as ...
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USB Drive Password Not Stored in Keychain

I have an encrypted external USB drive which I am using as a TimeMachine backup drive. I have to enter the password every time I log into my machine, despite checking the box "Remember this ...
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How do I ensure that my Mac mini will *always* connect to my Synology NAS with the username and password saved in the Keychain?

I have a Mac mini - Intel i5 Mid 2011 - running MacOS High Sierra - the latest version of the OS it will allow to run - with all suitable software updates. I have a Mac admin user with a username and ...
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Issues signing into iCloud Macbook Air 2014 - "You can't sign in at this time", "Can't validate" and other messages

"You can’t sign in at this time" when signing into iCloud Hi! I am having similar issues to the above post and have tried all the steps listed, so posting a new question at a moderator's ...
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Cannot delete duplicate certificate

I have a duplicate certificate in my keychain which I cannot seem to be able to delete. If I delete it from the keychain app by first unlocking the system keychain and then right clicking and ...
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Many sites are displaying SSL Certificate invalid but their date is in the future and the computer's clock is fine

I reinstalled an old 2015 Apple computer today, and I ran into a few issues. During system install, it failed because of some SSL issues, and I had to change the system's clock to prior 2017 for the ...
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Export x509 Certificate from iPad

Question: Is there a way to export a public certificate from an iPad running the latest iOS? (PEM formatted Base64 if possible) Scenario: AirWatch manages our iPads. There is a profile configured to ...
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Norton VPN not connecting - lack of keychain access issue

I recently got a new Mac and I installed Norton on it, which I use as both an antivirus and VPN. I used it on my previous Mac without a problem. The antivirus part works fine, but the VPN doesn't work ...
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Disable Safari from saving every webform in keychain even if I click "never for this website"

I'm using "passwords" to store some of my access data but today I've noticed that Safari saves every site there even if I clicked "never for this website". After visiting 100-200 ...
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Install a package with an expired certificate

I just noticed I can double-clik, open and install a .pkg package installer that has an expired certificate without any popup like "This package is from an developer whose certificate has expired&...
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How to sync passwords between Windows Chrome and iCloud Keychain?

How can I sync passwords between Chrome and iCloud Keychain, i.e. import passwords stored by Chrome on a Windows desktop computer to the iCloud keychain in order to be used on an iPhone?
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macOS - How do I change cert trust state from command line?

My workflow involves changing a cert installed in the system's trust states between 'Use Custom Settings' and 'Never Trust' (see the Keychain Access screenshot below). How do I do this from command ...
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There is an unknown developer's iPhone Distribution certificate in my keychain. Where does it come from?

I'm an iOS developer, and today I noticed that in my project's build settings, Xcode suggests a Code Signing Identity that I have never seen before. Turns out there is an iPhone Distribution ...
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How can I open a private key generated in Keychain Access in TextEdit?

I'm going to generate a key pair on this tutorial but I cannot open the generated private key in TextEdit. I already enabled "Allow all applications to access this item" from "Get Info&...
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Is importing just the CA certificate to Keychain Access enough for trusting certs issued with that CA?

I've created a PKI with easy-rsa. I create keys for websites and sign them with my CA certificate. I imported the CA certificate into Keychain Access, clicked the cert name, and specified "...
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"Use Strong Password" autofill does not meet webpage's password criteria: Is there a way I can change Keychain's autofill suggestion?

Keychain suggested autofill password does not meet webpage's password requirement. Is there a way I can change the criteria of the autofill password feature to meet the requirements? The password does ...
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How to delete Self-Signed certificate from System Keychain (Big Sur)

I just can't find a way to delete the Self-Signed Root CA from Keychain under System. When I open KeyChain I select System under System Keychains. Then I click on the File in menu and then click on ...
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Disable/Lengthen FileVault 2 recovery key

Can I use FileVault 2 without a recovery key? If not, can I disable decryption via the recovery key? Otherwise, can I implement a longer recovery key? Reasoning: I use passwords that are at least ...
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Is there a way to add subdomains or different domains for one iCloud Keychain entry?

I have my passwords stored on ICloud via KeyChain the thing is it has different entries for something like: account.mywebsite.com and yet another one for the very same account only on the address: ...
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Can I disable the certificate pinning checks on MacOS to relax proxy inspection detection?

I'm behind a proxy and some websites don't work, in particular ones related to MacOS update, app store etc. I imported the proxy certificate to the MacOS keychain. When I go to https://apps.apple.com ...
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Can I safely delete files from /Library/Keychains

I'm having serious problems with disk space, after some investigation I discovered that ~400GB (not a mistake!) of my 1TB HDD is filled with files in /Library/Keychains. It's about 30k files of approx....
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errSecInternalComponent when using codesign from within a daemon

I have my own running daemon application that listens to a network port and executes some different commands based on the coming request. All is working fine except when trying to execute the ...
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Why is my Catalina installation throwing up errors about SecurityAgent / login keychain overnight, and showing a grey lock screen?

This is a slightly difficult issue to describe precisely but I'll do my best. About six weeks ago, my installation of Catalina (10.15.7, MacBook Pro 13" 2020 / MacBookPro16,2) started to exhibit ...
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What are the accountsKeychainImport entries in Keychain Access?

I have noted some accountsKeychainImport files in the macOS Keychain Access application: A Google search for accountsKeychainImport brought up ZERO hits (and lot's of hits for „accounts Keychain ...
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BigSur is repeatedly asking for access to my keychain

I was using a VPN client which uses a cert from keychain, the cert expired, so I decided to update the cert and deleted the old one, added new one. then made use the new certificate has "All ...
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Mac in endless loop of keychain prompts

This has occurred a couple of times in the last week. The Mac (Monterey 12.1) will unexpectedly prompt for the local keychain password for a process. Whether I hit ESC or enter the password and ...
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