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The password management system in macOS

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Is Apple Keyring data stored locally-only on devices?

I would like to understand if the keyring database is stored only on the local Apple device or if it is also stored on servers on the internet.
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Individual iCloud passwords randomly/occasionally disappear

Every few months I notice a password or two I need is no longer in the iCloud passwords list found in Mac Safari preferences. This issue has happened on several (6+) occasions over the past year. The ...
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Mac OS Mojave: How to rename my keychain?

I just recovered my OS from TimeMachine. What happened is that instead of my keychain being restored, it was renamed to login.keychain2 and a new empty login.keychain was created. I tried to delete ...
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How do I remove an ssh private key from ssh-agent/keychain

I followed some aws guide to add my private key to ssh-agent, using: ssh-add -K "MyPrivateKey.pem" However, I can't seem to remove the key using : ssh-add -d "MyPrivateKey.pem" which gives me the ...
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com.eltima.cmd1.mas.dropbox.authv2 keychain

When I try to launch Commander One it prompts me that it "wants to access key com.eltima.cmd1.mas.dropbox.authv2 in your keychain" but it never happens. May it be some malware?
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Does iCloud Keychain require 2fa in macOS 10.15 Catalina?

I've installed Catalina on a partition on my 2012 MacBook Air. However, when I go to set up iCloud Keychain, it asks me to set up 2FA, and then when I decline, it just says "Setting Up" and eventually ...
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Stop Safari (MacOS) from suggesting password on captive portal

I'm often logged into a non-public Network, where I was given a user name and password for the captive portal to gain internet access. In Safari on my MacBook, I made a bookmark for the portal page ...
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MacBook air 2014 keychain forgets Wi-Fi passwords

My 2014 MacBook air 2014 forgets Wi-Fi passwords. When I enter a Wi-Fi password and I reboot or let it go to sleep, then I have to retype the password again. I am running macOS Mojave, so I can't ...
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macOS will not remember AirPrint password

[macOS 10.14.5] I have an HP OfficeJet Pro 8710, all the latest firmware updates as of today, and have changed the default AirPrint username/password. I can successfully print. However, even though I ...
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Starting VPN Connection without Keychain Password Prompt

My IKEv2 VPN client certificates are stored in Keychain. When I initiate a VPN connection, I'm immediately prompted for my Macbook administrator account password before access to the Client ...
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How do you clear SSL leaf certificates mappings to particular domains

I visit my website using Chrome on macOS Mojave, for example, qa.abc.com, and the SSL leaf certificate is from customer-test.ssl.fastly.net. I recently updated the CNAME record in my DNS for qa.abc....
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Strange looking certificate in macOS Keychain

I need help with a strange looking certificate which has appeared in the Keychain of my Mac. The name of the certificate is "A9936B80-41C7-4D34-8020-59C3E40A31A8 A98369B2-0C8C-4CF8-9921-015C5D9A4C86"....
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Move Secure Notes items from Keychain of one Mac to another?

I have a keychain created, to hold a bunch of Secure Notes items. These are not in the default keychain files created by Apple. In previous versions of macOS, I was able simply drag the keychain file ...
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Connect to VPN based on IKEv2 security protocol and EAP-MSCHAPv2 authentication protocol with root certification on MacOS?

I am trying to connect to VPN via IKEv2 security protocol and EAP-MSCHAPv2 authentication protocol. But after adding my certification in to the keychain access, I am still not able to select this ...
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Force a sync of iCloud Keychain from iOS to macOS?

My passwords on my iCloud Keychain on my MacBook and iPhone are out of sync. There are several new passwords on each device that aren't present on the other. Following a Google search, I logged out of ...
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How do I I prevent passwords from being saved to the keychain?

Whenever I use the SVN command-line client on my Mac, it stores the password to os keychains without my permission. While the immediate issue is with the SVN command-line client, the scope of this ...
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Why is my iOS Development Certificate Team ID different from my real Team ID?

When I create an iOS Development Certificate using Xcode or the manual CSR process, the Team ID is something like (for e.g.) EK1H65HGFB, whereas my Team ID according to the Apple website is actually ...
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Is there a command line interface to Keychain's / the system Password Assistant utility?

When creating keychain records, changing your user password, and various other security-minded aspects of the system, there is a little key icon you can click on that opens the above Password ...
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Big bug: why does iCloud Keychain remember the wrong expiration month for all of my credit cards?

I've been adding credit cards to my iCloud Keychain for years, and after a few months, I notice that my payments receive errors when I use the autofill from iCloud. The bug: I've realized that ...
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Safari 12.1.x problem with using certificates

I have an application which is using Crypto Token Kit and I have certificates which I should be able to use on web pages. The application is working for Safari version 12.0.3 and Google Chrome. For ...
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How to mass-deploy a root certificate in a corporate environment

Our Windows administrator deploys a root CA certificate to all the machines through Group Policies, which works very well in a corporate setting. Is there something similar to this we can use for our ...
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What is `IDS: X@gmail.com-AuthToken` in iCloud keychain?

Examining my iCloud keychain, I see the following entry: IDS: X@gmail.com-AuthToken where X@gmail.com is a placeholder for my email address. (Actually I have five gmail addresses, but I don't see ...
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Retrieve network password from keychain in terminal

How can I retrieve my NAS password from Keychain using the terminal? Using security I can retrieve both application and internet passwords, but I've been unsuccessful for those where kind is set to ...
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Keychain password from my Gmail address is gibberish

I have a fairly simple password for my bla@gmail.com address, let's call it foobar123 If I open 'keychain access' app on MacOS, under keychains -> login, category -> all items, I can see bla@...
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Bizarre password request while modifying keychain

I'm going through my passwords, updating everything. While making some modifications to my keychain on my MacBook, I got to the following bizarre screen: Now I did have an iMac -- but I distinctly ...
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Safari Password preference pane and Login keychain requiring different passwords to unlock

I'm running Safari 12.1.1 on macOS Mojave 10.14.5. Unlocking Password preference pane in Safari and login keychain require different password. When I access Safari → Preferences → Passwords, I have ...
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Unable to turn on iCloud Keychain

I'm using iCloud keychain with multiple devices but when trying to turn it on on my new iPad (running iOS 12.3) the setting is not saved, so if I choose Keychain and turn on iCloud Keychain, and then ...
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Trust SSL certificate via terminal in MacOS

I'm trying to setup WPA2 with EAP-TLS authentication using certificates in pfx format. As adding the certificate to the keychain and changing the Trust settings can be difficult for some users, I ...
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macOS: Unable to unlock passwords under Safari Preferences → Passwords

I am unable to unlock the Passwords tab under Safari preferences in macOS Mojave . I can see passwords in the keychain Access App, by typing in the desktop user's password. It works there, but it ...
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How to create an identity who can be used for signing code from custom certificate?

I want to codesign one of my applications by using my own certificate (not created with Keychain Access). First, I create a v3.ext file: keyUsage = digitalSignature Then, I created my certificate ...
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Decrypt Safari's Form Values file

Back on Mac OS 10.7, there was an encrypted file called Form Values in the folder /home/Users/${user}/Library/Safari. This encrypted file contained all "auto-fill" form values in Safari. I don't know ...
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MacMail Offline after Mojave Upgrade

Last month I upgraded to Mojave and my Mac Mail using my comcast account went to Account Offline along with locking my ability to use passwords that utilize my keychain. I found an answer online that ...
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How to sync Keychain passwords between iOS and macOS?

I'd like to share passwords between macOS and iOS. I've enabled iCloud keychain, moved all relevant passwords in Keychain App to iCloud but for some reason they don't appear in my iPhone. I check my ...
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How to create /etc/certificates/*.{cert,chain,concat,key}.pem files without reboot?

I am trying to move from Comodo to Let's Encrypt certificates on OS X Server (10.7). Something in Apple's server.app and ServerAdmin.app is broken. I can see and select newly imported certificates in ...
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Enterprise Profile Expiration - IOS 12.2

On IOS 12.2 how do I see the actual expiration of the provisioning profile? If I go to General > Device Management > "Company" > I can see it says "Apps from developer "iPhone Distribution: Company" ...
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codesign still tries to access other keychains when adding --keychain parameter

we have a automated codesigning setup on our CI/CD infrastructure which is using the codesing command to resign a iOS application with a certificate located in a specific keychain. The codesign script ...
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Mojave iCloud Keychain Copy & Paste Error

I am trying to copy iCloud web form passwords to a local keychain as per this tutorial. However, I keep on getting the following error. Text: An error has occurred. Unable to add an item to the ...
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Prevent services from prompting for imported keychain password on login

I have a new Macbook, I exported my old Keychain and added it to my new account. I have a couple of these keychains that I've brought with me to each new machine over the years. When I login, it ...
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Import keychain to clean macOS install?

I am contemplating my first truly clean install in perhaps 20 years. My current working Mac is a direct hand-me down since Tiger in 2005, which was already a migration from OS8 or 9, around 2001. ...
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How can I repair a keychain in Mojave?

Whenever I encounter a password field in Safari which it wants to auto-fill using my keychain, it freezes up for a few minutes and shows nothing but the beach ball. I presume it has to do with a ...
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iOS 12.1.4 : Lost keychain passwords after signing out from Apple ID

I have an iPhone 7 running iOS 12.1.4. Today, I just randomly signed out from my Apple ID. Then I again signed in using my Apple ID and received all my pictures and videos back from iCloud. But I lost ...
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Switching the Wi-Fi network from terminal does not succeed (DHCP fails)

I am trying to switch Wi-Fi network via the command line: networksetup -setairportnetwork en0 corpnet01 networksetup -setairportnetwork en0 Home where "Office" and "Home" are DHCP enabled networks. ...
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Automatically Mount Encrypted Core Storage Volume (10.14.4+)

Prior to Mojave 10.14.4, macOS would automatically attempt to mount locked Core Storage volumes, and if the necessary password was found in the current user's keychain this would occur automatically. ...
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OneNote seems stuck with keychain. Can't log in

This is what happened: I upgraded my passwords on different services, including Microsoft's, which I only use it to work with OneNote. As expected, all apps with login changes asked me to re-login, no ...
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Error when importing certificate to Login keychain

I am trying to import a certificate into my Login keychain, using the Keychain Menu bar → File → Import items.... I navigate to the certificate, which is a .pfx file. It asks for my password and I ...
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Mac password stopped working after I created a new keychain entry

I wanted to use Keychain to store a very long seedphrase. After entering it, the password for my Mac stopped working. I'm panicking because I set this computer up ages ago, so I don't know if I have a ...
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What is identityservicesd?

*Just a preface I do not have anything noticeably wrong with my computer (MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), Mojave 10.14.4), and I was learning as I went along. In the process of cleaning out ...
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Keychain does not sync all Keychain items across devices

The Keychain application on my Macbook only syncs the "iCloud Keychain" items with my other Apple devices, which I guess is somewhat the point of "iCloud Keychain", specifically the passwords that are ...
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iCloud Keychain in Safari Requires Password

I'm running macOS 10.14.4 with iCloud keychain. Safari is asking me to use touch ID or password every time I want to fill-in credentials. That wasn't the behavior since lately. I saw some articles ...
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Open Keychain Access Get Info window after loading certificate

I add in my program certificate to login keychain and opened Keychain Access application. I wanted also to open Get Info window for this specific certificate automatically. But it is neither possible ...