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Questions tagged [keychain]

The password management system in macOS

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Importing/Exporting Preview Signatures onto OS X 10.14 Mojave from OS X Sierra

I use a Mac Pro (mid-2010) running on MacOS Mojave (no tracking pads or cameras) and was unable to export signature file from my Macbook Air (mid-2013) running on MacOS Sierra. I tried the old ...
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A keychain cannot be found to store *network* Macbook Pro (el capitan 2010)

My MacBook is having problems with the keychain. I have taken it to an apple shop and it has not been fixed (his solution is to delete everything from the user and set up a new user and transfer all ...
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Multiple duplicate keychain DBs that don't get cleaned up

Developing with Fastlane, and as a result, I am creating fastlane.keychain keychain. Everytime it runs, it creates a new keychain with same name. OK, that's my fault. However when I tried to delete ...
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Mac OS network password change syncs partially

In the company I work we use a Network Account Server. Every 3 months we have to change the password. My machine behaves weirdly at every restart. When the login screen comes, my current password does ...
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Manually added keychain password not showing on Mac

I have a website I previously logged into using iCloud Keychain that has changed its domain/URL. I can still log in by using "other passwords" and finding the old domain, however this isn't ideal. I ...
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Which keychain holds user trusted certificates?

I tried to do a clean install of my El Capitan MacBook but realised that much of my keychain migrated over. When I went into keychain access it showed a number of different keychains. I reset the "...
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How to access Keychain from Time Machine back up of dead mac?

I have an older (2011) Macbook Pro that just failed. I have a Time Machine back up of everything and I have a new Macbook Pro that I use for work. How can I access the files on the Time Machine using ...
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Cannot export System.keychain Certificate from with private key as p12 via Terminal security export command

I have a machine certificate installed in system.keychain and want to export certificate with privet key via security export command. But getting error :security: SecKeychainItemExport: User ...
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sharingd keychain

sharingd keychain sharingd is currently asking for my password in keychain "my second key chain". If I understand correctly I should be able to pass the key to the keychain "login" and not being ...
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How do I keep my SSH private key passphrase away from OSX?

I recently created an SSH public/private keypair on my Mac OSX Yosemite system and for this use-case, I wanted to encrypt the private key with a passphrase. However, the first time I attempted to use ...
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Able to receive but unable to send emails on macOS Mojave from any account using any app

I have a 2018 15" MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave 10.14.2. I am unable to send emails from any account (be it Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL or others) using any app (tried the default Mail app, Canary Mail, ...
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Storing SSH passphrase in memory but not saving it to the keychain persistently

Answers to this question explain how to have SSH passphrases added to the keychain when they are entered. Having recently upgraded from a previous version of OSX, I'm used to the passphrases being ...
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How to show passwords in Keychain Access?

Is there any setting that is supposed to cause the macOS Keychain Access app to show, in the password area, not the passwords themselves but instead random-looking capital alphanumeric characters? ...
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Chrome command line : Provide custom “Chrome Safe Storage” Keychain password

To decrypt Cookies and passwords, Chrome needs the "Chrome Safe Storage" password stored in the Keychain. I want to be able to run Chrome with a different "Chrome Safe Storage" password. Is there ...
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Problem loading images from googleusercontent

Recently switched from Chrome to Firefox Quantum and noticed that images from *.googleusercontent.com aren't loading because "The connection used to fetch the resource was not secure" If I attempt to ...
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After running `ssh-add -K` to add my SSH key to the Apple Keychain, what is the name and type of entry shown in Keychain Access.app?

Supposedly this console command will add my private SSH key to the Apple Keychain, as discussed in this Answer on the Question, How to use Mac OS X Keychain with SSH keys?: ssh-add -K path-to-my-...
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Strange .userchain file on my Mojave desktop

Mac Pro (early 2009) 4,1 -> 5,1 macOS 10.14.2 via DosDude1 I have a strange hidden text file on my Desktop called .userchain. It's 48 bytes long and consists of 3 seemingly random alpha-numeric 10 ...
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Is the only way to update password stored in Keychain, to delete the old/existing stored password & re-add its new “update”?

If the only way to update a password stored in Keychain, is to delete its old/existing stored password & re-add its new update, then steps like this show how. But I'm curious if there is a way to ...
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Apple Mail warning: Unable to verify message signature

After upgrading from Sierra to Mojave (macOS 10.14), Apple mail started to display the warning Unable to verify message signature above all signed and encrypted emails. When clicking on Details, it ...
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How to make iOS open separate keychain files from macOS

I have separate keychain files on my Mac, but they are obviously not synced via iCloud. Are there any way to open them on iOS? Conversion to another format is viable, but free (both in beer and speech)...
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Mac High Sierra not able to Set Touch ID - Canceled by another authentication

I am not able to set the touch id, may be after some minor update to High Sierra. Before that everything was working fine. I tried reseting the password for KeyChain Login and KeyChain Local items, ...
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node wants to use the “Local Items” keychain

Every so often when I open my computer, that message appears. Can anyone tell me what node is?
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How do I change the Keychaing password on a used Apple Mac

I bought a used Apple all in one Desktop Computer. I need to know how to change the Keychain password since I don't know it. The man passed away and I purchased it at an auction. Is there anything ...
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Mac Keychain problems after deleting .AppleSetupDone

So one day I decided to restart my macbook pro mid 2012 13" but then i noticed my user is gone and it is asking me for a name and password, so i tried to type my username and password yet it was wrong....
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Can I Search The Passwords Stored in my Keychain?

I use unique passwords for everything, and most of them I do not write down. I just let Keychain manage them. As I'm sure you know, "i hacked your email, give me $800 in bitcoin" emails are all the ...
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Use security to get a list of Keys in Keychain based on type?

I'm successfully using security to fetch keys from my Keychain via their label, e.g.: security find-generic-password -l "PDF Encryption" However, I'm trying to build a UI that offers me a CHOICE of ...
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Printing to Windows (not-domain) Server - Hold for Authentication

I've been printing to our windows-connected printer for ages. And then I upgraded to High Sierra and now I can't print because of the "Hold for Authentication" message. I searched for a solution many ...
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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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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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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 ...