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The password management system in macOS

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cannot paste my metadata keychain password

I am following the steps in How do I stop 'mdwrite wants to use the "metadata" keychain' prompts? But having a problem, I am unable to type the crazy password into the system dialog ...
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Saving a password in keychain and Google Chrome at the same time? [duplicate]

I've searched everywhere for an answer to this, but I can't find one. Is it possible to save passwords into my Keychain when setting up user accounts in Google Chrome? It sounds like I may have to ...
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Sharing Keychain in Chrome [duplicate]

Is it possible to configure Keychain to share passwords in Chrome on OS X Catalina? The problem I face is that some websites function better in Chrome than Safari and I would like to be able to switch ...
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Where does the huge amount of “<unknown>” iCloud Keychain items come from and what is their purpose?

I just discovered that there is a huge amount (hundreds) of items in my iCloud Keychain that I can not explain. They were all created starting from 7th of January up until 13th January. When I right-...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Keychain access

I use Microsoft Remote Desktop and have passwords saved for different remote desktop connections. Since some time back I get the error: We couldn't retreieve your password from your keychain, please ...
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Stop MacOS Catalina adding SSH keys automatically

Getting a bit annoyed by this now and probably something simple! I have various different ssh keys that I use to connect to a range of servers as well as a key to access Github. These keys are all ...
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Why are these corporate certificates pre-installed and is it safe to delete/“Never Trust” most/all of them?

I was going through this macOS Security and Privacy Guide repo, step by step, and found some good privacy tips. However, when I arrived at the Certificate Authorities section I got a little confused. ...
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How to disable MacBook asking iPad's passcode for iCloud KeyChain? [duplicate]

Just factory reset my MacBook and realised it asked for my iPad's passcode to obtain iCloud KeyChain for things like WiFi passwords, paired bluetooth devices etc. iPad is my only left secondary Apple ...
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TouchId is not unlocking the login keychain after sleep

My problem is that after waking my MBP and logging in with touchid I still have to enter my password to unlock the login keychain and also enter the icloud password. If I log in using my password the ...
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Why is my iCloud Keychain not syncing my passwords?

I just reinstalled a fresh copy of macOS Catalina (10.15.2) and set up iCloud with keychain turned in the iCloud settings. However, my Mac did not sync my WiFi networks or Safari passwords from other ...
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How to transfer keychain data from an external SSD?

I need some information about Keychain access. I plan to replace the SSD currently in my MBP with a larger SSD. The SSD currently in my MBP would be placed in an enclosure which will be essentially ...
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Git stored credentials work locally but don't have effect if logged into the machine via SSH

I have a remote macOS machine with git and GitHub Desktop installed, as well as my SSH public key. If I connect to the machine via Screen Sharing, open a shell window and try e.g. git pull in my ...
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How to change the kind of a Keychain item?

How can I change the kind of a Keychain item? I'd prefer to do this via a GUI, command line (if no GUI), then lastly code (if no GUI or command line tool).
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Difference between kinds of items in Keychain, e.g., “Web form password”, “Internet password”, “application password”, etc

What is the difference between kinds of items in Keychain, e.g.: Web form password Internet password application password How can I create a Keychain item of a specific kind?
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Reminders deletes personal keychains in Catalina

Every time Catalina starts after booting, this message concerning my personal keychains (not system or session) pops up:  When I click the CANCEL button, all passwords that are not private notes are ...
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Security add-trusted-cert with “-r trustAsRoot” returns an error

This question is similar to How to add a self-signed root CA and always trust it from CLI on OSX. I have a cert.pem which I am able to add using the -r trustRoot option of the security add-trusted-...
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Website certificate “marked as not trusted” despite being, in fact, marked as trusted

There's a particular website which I use a lot (university-related) and has given me grief with its certificate for years now. I oscillate between periods of indignation and attempts at ...
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How to convert a .cer file to .p12 without the keychain password?

I have to "codesign" a distribution certificate inside a .ipa file to deploy an in-house application for a company. I have access to their developer account. The new provisioning profile had been ...
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How can I select a password for a website with my keyboard?

I store passwords for websites in my safari keychain and when I visit a website there is the key icon in the username field. I can click on this key and autofill the username and password, but I hate ...
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Catalina Trusted Root CA certificates are revoked - Chrome

I have a trusted self-signed root CA named CA and I use that to sign a certificate for my local website, before I install CA's certificate and trust that, chrome shows me an error about the site SSL ...
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decrypt incoming mail server password Apple Mail

I have a mail account where the incoming mail server password is set, but the outgoing not. I can't remember why the password is not set on the outgoing mail server, but I would like to use it now + I ...
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How to detect and prevent adding key to a system keychain?

I have system keychain that contained root certificate that was set to be trusted. After removing it and locking keychain certificate appeared again after some time (with locked keychain). Is there ...
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How to remove a corrupted Trust Settings Record?

I was trying to add a trusted cert using security add-trusted-cert -d ..., but somehow the Trust Settings Record became corrupted. I can see this whenever I try to add another trusted cert, or when ...
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Touch ID Canceled by another authentication

I've had this issue over multiple iterations of OS. This began for me in High Sierra, followed into Mojave, and now into Catalina. I finally figured I'd deal with it. I've tried everything I've found ...
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ikev2provider blocking connections - misconfigured vpn settings - stuck on the same IP

I am currently struggling with very weird macOS problems. I am running Catalina on a macbook pro 2018. For the past few days I have experienced connection issues: The first problem was when I ...
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iPad (12.3.1) not trusting certificate even after root cert has been added

I have an iPad using software version 12.3.1 that doesn't seem to be accepting the certs that I install. In the Certificate Trust Settings I've enabled my root certificate. Then when I open the ip in ...
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Password recovered from Keychain fails to decrypt volume

I lost my Mac computer and recovered some items from a backup. One was an a disk image with extension .dmg, with 400 MB, encrypted with Disk Utility, and last changed on 8th November 2018. The ...
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Recovering a Skype password from the Keychain

I lost my computer and Skype was tied to an email account I no longer have access to because I graduated. I recovered the Keychain from a backup and I can see these items, all with kind application ...
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How to sync all iCloud Keychain passwords between Mac and iPhone?

How can I see all the Passwords of Keychain on the iCloud on my iPhone? To my understanding Keychain will only sync Safari passwords between devices, but I'd like to be able to have all my Keychain ...
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How to prompt Safari to save website's username and password to keychain?

Given the site: https://ritx-fl-sales.bswa.net, username and password: how do I prompt Safari to save the username and password to the keychain, so that it is available next time I need to logon to ...
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How can I have Safari (or other apps) use different keychains?

I'd like to isolate which applications/websites have access to specific keychain contents (e.g., certificates and the like) so that I can be sure I'm not sharing secrets inappropriately. I'm planning ...
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iOS no longer suggesting passwords

I’m running iOS 12 on an iPhone 6 and Safari no longer gives an auto-suggested password when creating new online accounts. Am I misremembering that this feature existed at one point or is there some ...
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How do I only select one specific cert for Xcode?

I am trying to generate an .ipa and Xcode continues to grab the expired certificate from App Store Connect. How can I remove only one of the certs without completing removing my email account that is ...
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How to prevent terminal from printing passwords from keychain?

I currently use the command-line utility security in a shell script to access a password from keychain. I am surprised that echoing my password variable works and reveals the password in my terminal ...
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Save Microsoft Account in Keychain for Windows Server?

I regularly connect to a Windows file server that uses a Microsoft account login (email address + password). Every time I connect, my MacOS (10.14, but also 10.13 and 10.12 previously) asks me for the ...
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Can a firm with encryption keys decrypt iCloud keychain data of Chinese users?

Apple has already given all data of Chinese iCloud users to Guizhou on the Cloud Big Data Industrial Development Co., Ltd., (GCBD), as well as their encryption keys, which means it can decrypt these ...
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Admin Password refused

I have got a slightly strange issue. The other day I logged into my macbook without problems. It went into sleep mode, I tried in the evening to log in again. My password was refused. I reset the ...
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Updating username AND password for a keychain via the security command in terminal?

I'm asking if there's a way to use the security command in terminal to update both the username and password. I can change the password via: security add-generic-password -a <account> ... -U -...
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macOS Mojave timed bug, Keychain password prompt by system services, Menu Bar disappears, windows become unfocusable

macOS Mojave version: 10.14.6 (18G87) I've been having a rather strange, but insanely annoying issue that occurs after a few days of uptime as of late with the following symptoms: The Menu Bar ...
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accountsKeychainExport inside Keychain - malware?

After few months I opened Keychain Access and suddenly there is a new keychain which points to non existing file with path /private/var/folders/14/vvg4hynx6n3dkcv78dll_c5r0000gn/T/...
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How to see certificate for intermediate CA in Keychain?

When I check details of a certificate I only see information about the certificate itself. Is there any way to see the issuer’s certificate? In my case it’s an intermediate CA. The certificate that I ...
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iCloud Keychain out of sync after Mac user password change

on my macOS Mojave 10.14.5 (18F132), where I'm logged in with my iCloud account, if I perform a domain Mac user password change (from System Preferences) then the iCloud Keychain sync will be turned ...
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Unlocking APFS volume window doesn't accept input

After upgrading macOS to from 10.11 El Capitan to 10.14 Mojave and with that got the main disk converted to APFS (and also encrypted), the computer cannot be booted. Boot screen shows a white ...
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iCloud Keychain refuses to setup on Catalina

I'm running the macOS Catalina public beta on a partition of my 2012 MacBook Air. I've been trying to get iCloud Keychain to work (the only thing holding me back from upgrading my main partition), but ...
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“Hold for Authentication” when printing through LP / LPR

I have a Dell network printer mapped to my MAC. I'm able to print from applications without any issues, but when I try to print using terminal (lp or lpr), every file gets held up on the printer with ...
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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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