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Questions tagged [keychain]

The password management system in macOS

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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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Change router's IP address? [migrated]

I take care of two separate networks, one at our home and one at a relative's place a few miles away. Our house has a microwave connection to the local ISP, the other place has a DSL connection. Both ...
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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 ...
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How do I lock my MBP screen without locking my keychain?

On MacOS High Sierra (10.13.3), how do I lock my screen without locking my keychain? I run some long-running terminal scripts that make periodic use of the keychain, and would like the ability to ...
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How to generate a Safari suggested type password using Keychain Access app?

Web forms usually allow Safari to suggest and create a password that has a specific format. Can you generate one – not necessarily graphically (via Automator or Script Editor) – of the same format ...
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How to change item kind in Keychain Access app?

Probably the most represented password kinds in an iCloud keychain are application password and Web form password. Subsequent being the kind one can preview on iOS in Settings > Accounts & ...
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Github and credential-osxkeychain delete access

Today I went to push to my Github account and got an authentication error. Surprised, I looked in Keychain Access to see if there was anything wrong as I had setup git to use git-credential-...
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How to create a new identity in macOS?

I've done likely stupid things in Keychain Access and now I don't have access to identities: user@host:~$ security find-identity Policy: X.509 Basic Matching identities 0 identities found ...
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How do I use the `security` command-line tool to add a keychain?

I'm doing some remote Mac administration and finding myself needing to copy a keychain to the machine and then add it to the default list of keychains. Using VNC and the GUI, this is simple: just ...
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View which wifi certificate(s) are in use for a specific network

A few months ago, I ran into the persistent certificate approval issue with my school's WPA2 Enterprise wifi network after I had reset macOS. After doing a lot of fiddling, I was able to connect ...
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Proxy password does not update when changing password

My users have a required web and secure web proxy configured in the macOS System Preferences. It's required by network administration. The macOS 10.11 and 10.12 users have only System Preferences ...
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How do I mirror/copy/save a harddrive from an old macbook that has an account in a logged-in state? [duplicate]

I have an old macbook that I wish to keep all the data from the drive as it currently exists - in the state that it is presently, exactly. Why does this matter? Because the laptop, when suspended and ...
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Why did my login keychain password change?

I checked my login keychain on the keychain access app recently and my regular macOS login password worked as always before. Today Xcode was asking "codesign wants to access key access in your ...
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Is there a way to configure password auto-generation in Safari?

Is there a way to change the auto-generated passwords Safari generates? Sometimes, websites don't allow long passwords, and sometimes they don't accept the dash symbol as a valid symbol, and in those ...
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iCloud Keychain not syncing to Mac

I've been using iCloud for many services such as Notes, Reminders, iCloud Drive and Keychain for a long time withh my Mac, iPhone and iPad. A few weeks ago, I've noticed that new passwords have not ...
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Cannot lock “local items” keychain

When I open Keychain Access, I cannot lock the "local items" keychain. The lock indicator that shows that the keyring is in an open-state is greyed out. Right next to it there is text: "Local Items ...
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Authorizing iCloud Keychain

I have numerous usernames and passwords (Keychain items) that I have input to visit websites on Safari on my Macbook Air, with AutoFill enabled for Safari. They've only been used on my Mac. I find ...
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iPhone application for TOTP that uses Secure Enclave to store secrets?

Is there an iPhone application for TOTP that uses the Secure Enclave to store the keys? Some popular TOTP applications for iPhone are FreeOTP, Authy and Google Authenticator, but it is not clear if ...
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Missing Disk Image password in Keychain after Time Machine restore

I recently restored my HD from Time Machine, and it looks like everything in keychain copied over fine - except for one password for a very important disk image! When I look at my old login.keychain ...