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Does macOS Time Machine backup passwords stored in Keychain Access application?

I am wondering if macOS Time Machine backs up passwords stored in Keychain Access application.
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Remount encrypted APFS volume without explicitly providing password

It is possible to remount an HFS+/CoreStorage Logical Volume using diskutil mount diskXsY if keychain stores the password for that volume, but trying to remount an APFS Volume even though the password ...
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How do you trigger a CSV export of iCloud Passwords from the command line?

Since macOS Monterey, you can export your iCloud passwords to CSV through the 'Export All Passwords' action in System Preferences > Passwords. Is there a way to trigger this export from a script or ...
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How to export certificates (.crt) from System Keychain via command line?

My question is identical to Import certificates into the System Keychain via the command line except I need a way to get an existing certificate in the form of a crt file via terminal.
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iPhone is set up with one Apple ID, but my Apple Card is under a different Apple ID. How to consolidate them?

OK, here's my dilemma. I've been using one apple ID for over 10 years. It has my contacts, notes, passwords (in Keychain), etc. Then about 2 years ago, when I was buying a new macBook, I signed up for ...
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Cannot find duplicate root CA for development Safari claims to have

I use three Macs for development of a web application. On each of the Macs (macOS 14.4) I used mkcert to install a local CA and to issue developer certificates (all separately). Accessing the web app ...
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Unable to delete unwanted system keychains

I've two System Keychains I am unable to delete. "Local" and "fastlane_tmp_keychain-db". How do I delete these? All options are grayed-out when right clicking as well as Edit -> ...
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Can I backup only the iPhone keychain?

I need to be able to backup my keychain separately from the normal backup process. My core issue is that I have forgotten/lost my iPhone backup password. I want to be able to create usable backups ...
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How to set a new iPhone Backup Password for new backups

Unfortunately, I have lost/forgotten the password for my old iPhone backups. I understand that I cannot access any old backups without having the password to those backups, but I want to be able to ...
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Office Apps: No Network Connection: Please check your network settings and try again. [2604]

When I try and log in to my Office 365 apps with my corporate account on macOS Monterey 12.7.3 after changing my Active Directory password, I get the following error: No Network Connection: Please ...
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How-To export all "Keychain Access" passwords into plain text / search for specific (compromised) passwords [duplicate]

How-To export all "Keychain Access" passwords into plain text. I wish to search for specific passwords, because some of my passwords were leaked. I did a web search and found Import and ...
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ssh-agent asks for passphrase on reboot even with AddKeysToAgent and UseKeychain enabled

I have the following configuration in ~/.ssh/config: Host * AddKeysToAgent yes UseKeychain yes IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_ed25519 I have a single SSH private key and I've even tried adding it ...
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Preventing "WSJ" iPhone keychain access / Apple ID attack [closed]

The Wall Street Journal has identified a novel form of bank password theft, that targets iPhones. https://www.wsj.com/video/series/joanna-stern-personal-technology/an-iphone-thief-explains-how-he-...
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How to locate the file backing a Custom Keychain

I have a Custom Keychain configured in the Keychain Access app: I'd like to find where that file is on disk. I've poked around the app but I can't find a way to resolve that keychain to its location ...
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Granular control over certificate trust settings

TL;DR I'm looking for a way to granularly control whether MacOS trusts a certificate for each individual purpose specified in the Basic Constraints (2.5.29.19), Key Usage (2.5.29.15), and Extended Key ...
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Are Keychain Passwords Stored in iCloud by Default?

Are Keychain passwords stored in iCloud by default? If so is there a way to disable iCloud Keychain without having to sign-in to iCloud. I have NOT signed into iCloud on the Mac I am using. Was going ...
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How Can I Copy Keychain Local Items From Old Mac to New Mac Without iCloud?

How Can I Copy Keychain Local Items From Old Mac to New Mac Without iCloud? Copied Keychains from old Mac to new Mac but unfortunately the Local Items did not copy over. After a bit of searching it ...
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Are iCloud passwords and iCloud Keychain separate?

I've seen people refer to iCloud Passwords as 'Keychain' but I am unsure if it's the same as what we see when you open 'Keychain Access' on macOS. Years back I ran into an issue where my keychain was '...
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Cannot select S/MIME Certificate to sign email on iOS

I installed my certificate along side all certificates in the chain. It shows as trusted in my settings. However for my email-account I cannot enable signing because "No valid certificates found.&...
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How to securely manage SSH passphrases via keychain?

Recently I had a long time mitigating possible risks occured due to malware I got on my Mac. Now I wiped the system and trying to figure out how to set up it in such way that when similar situation ...
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How to delete app data from iPhone [duplicate]

I have an app that I downloaded some time ago and later deleted. When I reinstall the app now, it automatically prompts me to sign in into the account from the previous install. Aside from factory ...
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Can I create missing keychain entries?

The Mail app on a MacOSX 10.15 system keeps asking for entering the mail account's password. Gmail is working, the other accounts are not. There is a keychain entry for the Gmail account. There are no ...
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How do I find the password for my "Local Items" keychain?

I'm looking through passwords in Keychain Access, but some of them are prompting me for a password for a keychain I'm not familiar with. How do I find the password for my "Local Items" ...
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Safari 17.0 clear history command deletes passwords in keychains

Since the Safari 17.0 update under Ventura 13.6, I noticed a problem with the "Clear history" menu command. When clearing history with the "all history" option, Safari asks for a ...
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iCloud Keychain Security + 2FA with SMS?

I'm currently exploring the idea of using iCloud Keychain now that macOS supports it on Chromium browsers but I don't fully understand the security of it. I understand that it's end to end encrypted ...
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Where does macOS store server details for @iCloud.com mail account?

My Mac has incorrect server settings for my iCloud.com email account. For my primary user account on the Mac, Mail thinks that @iCloud.com is POP instead of IMAP, so I can't connect. I don't know ...
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After a password reset on a MacBook with a FileVault recovery key, can I access new changes in my iCloud Keychain without logging in to iCloud again?

Alternate phrasing of the core question: Where exactly is that secret stored which provides a MacBook with access to one’s iCloud account one previously logged in to? I have a MacBook Pro (14", ...
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What is the difference between Password and Keychain?

What is the main difference between Password under settings and Keychain? I noticed that upon adding new credentials in Keychain, it is not included in the Passwords. However adding credentials in ...
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Where do iOS Apps store their persistent keychain data when run on an M1 Mac?

iOS apps can persist data between uninstalls as explained here If an iOS app is run on a Mac, where would this data live? Is it accessible by the keychain viewer?
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Are all default Keychains on macOS synced to the cloud?

I am a bit confused, I have "login" and "iCloud" as default Keychains, are they both synced to Apple's cloud? Is the "login" Keychain synced to the cloud the same way the ...
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Updated from El Capitan to Sierra (10.11 to 10.12) and now no login passwords work

I have an older Mac Pro that I’ve been meaning to update for quite some time so I downloaded the Sierra installer and updated it. It appears the update goes fine and the system restarts but none of my ...
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How can I get an application's password in Keychain?

The password is stored in my iCloud Keychain. I'm trying to Show password but when I enter my password nothing happens. There is a note "Access for this item cannot be edited" in the Access ...
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TimeMachine - NAConnectToServerSync failed with error: 80

I am at a real loss. As it happens timemachinig to an external drive HFS drive (connected to a Mac Mini M2) used to work no issues. I have also tried with an APFS just because. Did all the dances I ...
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Keychain loses Bitbucket app password every time

I create a new app password in Bitbucket when git push asks for the password, I paste it and use it. Then I see the bitbucket login entry in Keychain, the next day when I push again git asks for the ...
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Programmatically retrieve Microsoft Office 365 account

I'm trying to programmatically retrieve the Office 365 account in use by users on a Mac fleet. I discovered this is apparently stored in the keychain, either in the msoCredentialSchemeADAL internet ...
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Apple Keychain content is encrypted or encoded

Normally, it should show the account and the name in plain text. Then, if we click on 'Show Password,' it will display the password in plain text. However, currently, everything is encrypted or ...
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Can one inspect Passkeys on iCloud Keychain

So Apple syncs FIDO Passkeys across a user's devices using iCloud Keychain. Can one inspect those Passkeys in ones own iCloud Keychain e.g. with the macOS app Keychain Access? I have tried with ...
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How secure are the notes stored alongside passwords in iOS?

I am not discussing the Notes app, nor the Secure Notes feature of the traditional Keychain Access on macOS - rather the NOTES section of Passwords found in the iOS Settings app. In looking for an ...
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application logins not saving = possible keychain issue

(2015 iMac running Monterey 12.6.6) I'm having login in issues with 2 3rd party desktop applications (both from the App store) that I believe are linked, possibly to a keychain issue? Evernote desktop ...
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Where does Safari persist the credentials of HTTP(S) Basic Authentication?

Some websites use HTTP basic authentication. How can you save the credentials of this kind of login in macOS Safari? Where does Safari persist the credentials?
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how to restore disappeared saved web passwords after changing local user login password

The web passwords saved for a local user "UL" have disappeared after changing that local user's password and I need to recover them. Here is my specific setup: I'm working on a MacBook Air ...
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How do I import smart card certs to use with Microsoft Outlook?

My goal is to send a signed email using a smart card (CAC). On support.microsoft.com, I found a help page that shows how to use sign the email using a cert, but I can't figure out how to select the ...
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Macbook (non-M1) was stolen, and the thieves got access to the apple password (not the computer password). No filevault. Can they retrieve passwords?

Girlfriend's MacBook was stolen, and she fell into their phishing trap and gave them her iCloud password (changed less than 15 minutes later, and luckily different from her login password). Next, the ...
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How can I update SSL certificates on macOS Tiger?

I Want to update ssl certificates on my iMac G4, macOS Tiger (10.4.11). I already tried to copy from a newer mac the certificate "Actalis Authentication Root CA", trust in in Keychain Access ...
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Keychain has wrong Gmail Password. Apple Mail Is Still Working But I Can't Find the Password to Log in the Webmail Interface

Somehow I think I overwrote my password in the keychain with the wrong password for my Gmail account. Somehow Apple Mail is still allowing me to access my account. I still need this Gmail password for ...
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Fixing error: "The Trust Settings Record was corrupted."

I get the following error in my Terminal: Error: IO error: The Trust Settings Record was corrupted. (In my case I'm getting this after running railway up, a command for railway.app. However I doubt ...
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Do 3rd party devices (e.g. Smart TV) have access iCloud Keychain?

I am trying to figure out how iCloud keychain works, especially for 3rd party devices and apps. Mainly using https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/security/sec0a319b35f/web and other partial ...
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Transparent network proxy for Apple system services wants to use the "login" keychain

I recently changed my M1 Mac 2021 Ventura 13.2.1 user password for I think the first time since buying, and this resulted in my default keychain password being out of sync with my login, so it prompts ...
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How to get rid of ghost device on FaceTime?

On my iPhone in Settings > Phone > Calls on Other Devices, my MacBook appears twice. How do I get rid of the second entry? I've tried logging out and back into iCloud, but it doesn't do the ...
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Keychain 'show password' shows an encrypted password

I've noticed a bunch (not all) of my passwords in keychain, when I do 'show password' appear... encrypted? So instead of, say, "myVerySecurePassword123", my computer shows "13245-13245-...
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