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The password management system in macOS

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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 an app is reusing the keychain data, even after reinstalling the application. Is there a way how I can remove the keychain data from my phone? I am not talking about passwords only, ...
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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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What is the difference between login.keychain and system.keychain?

Why not just have one? Is it because of unprivileged user accounts? Also what is a good official documentation page about them?
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How to summon credentials from Keychain Access?

The website: https://ritx-fl-sales.bswa.net has username / password fields: For some reason the fields do not prompt Keychain access. Is there a work-around to summoning the password manager to ...
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Explicitly tasking Keychain Access to sync

It is not clear to me if Keychain Access syncs up with peer devices on the network or if the username/password data is stored in iCloud (yikes, vulnerability). From macOS Catalina or newer, is there a ...
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Disabling iCloud without losing data of contacts and keychain locally

On the Mac that I'm using, contacts and keychain are synced via iCloud. Now I would like to disable iCloud, while keeping the entries/data of keychain and contacts. But as soon as I uncheck the usage ...
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Certs from Smart Card not showing up or viewable in keychain

I am trying to get a smart card reader functioning on my Mac just upgraded to 12.1 and the reader is seen by the system, and the card is shown, but no certs? Can put the card in a computer next to it (...
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macOS randomly says Exchange password is needed but actually isn't

I know there have been bugs that cause macOS (or the Mail app) to ask for the Exchange password repeatedly, but this is different from those. The issue I'm having is that I receive a notification for ...
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Incorrect SSL certification path

On our site that we have clients logging into we have a SSL certificate that was issued by GoDaddy. For some of our MAC users when they connect to our site and you look at the certification path it ...
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ssh-add -K not adding keys to Keychain

I used ssh-add -K to add keys to Keychain previously in this environment: Intel chipset, macOS Mojave, homebrew OpenSSH_7.9p1, LibreSSL 2.7.3. Now I got a new Mac with the M1 chip and Monterey. I ...
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Certificate appears in 'Certificates' instead of 'My Certificates' and is not detected by browser

I have a client certificate that I need to access my company's internal systems. I have exported it from Windows as a .pfx file, including the private key, and converted it to a .pem file using ...
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how to sync keychain passwords from one iPhone (organizer) with a family member’s iPhone (member) that has a different iCloud account?

how to sync keychain passwords with another keychain? I tried setting my husbands new iPhone 12 using my iCloud info and after inputting his personal details, the info on my iPhone 8 changed to his ...
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Where are the new passkeys in the keychain?

I have been playing around with the passkeys and I was expecting to see them in my keychain but no luck? Are they not visible to the user or are they in some menu that I cannot spot.
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Deleted password from keychain access now I can't access my server even with RSA keys

By mistake, I deleted my server keychain passwords and even with the private key on .ssh. I can't access it because it is asking for a password I never wrote down. Is there a way: To revert what I ...
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Spinning gray wheel in mac internet accounts when adding or modifying google logins

I was getting the spinning gray wheel hang when adding or modifying google accounts when Google Chrome was set as my default browser
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Safari autofill does not fill the inputs on macOS

I'm using M1 MacBook Air and Safari's keychain autofill is not working. Prompts show up and Touch/Password authentication works, but still it is not filling anything in the text input fields of ...
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Monterey not mounting encrypted volumes

I cannot get Monterey to decrypt volumes at boot on my M1 MacBook Pro. I have this working on another Mac running Catalina where I'm using BootUnlock. I initially installed it directly from the ...
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macOS Monterey: how to copy Login Keychain item to System Keychain

I've just installed a Mac from scratch. On my previous Mac (with macOS X 10.x), I did copy the encryption password for my external Time Machine backup disks to the System Keychain so the machine could ...
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Keychain is broken system-wide after tampering with System.keychain

After some frustrations with a half-broken login keychain, I eventually found myself deleting System.keychain and hoping that it would regenerate with defaults. This was a terrible move in hindsight — ...
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Forgot iBooks Author book password - how to brute force it?

I found a book on my MacBook that I wrote some years ago. However, I password-protected it and did not save it in my keychain. I had the idea to brute force the password. I don't know of a way to ...
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