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The password management system in macOS

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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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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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macOS Server: How to remove self-signed root from website SSL cert chain?

macOS 10.13.6, Server.app 5.6.3 I'm using LetsEncrypt SSL certs. After updating a cert with certbot, I use openssl to export a PKCS12 file, then import that to the system keychain using "security&...
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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 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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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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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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How do I restore my macOS keychain from iCloud?

I currently have iCloud Keychain enabled on my devices but am having trouble with my iCloud keychain on my Mac. It seems like a reasonable thing to try would be to delete the iCloud keychain on my Mac ...
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How to edit/delete/wipe iPhone (local) keychain items to stop Apps from identifying devices

So it has not been news that some IOS developers use keychain items to track the uniqueness of devices through App reinstallation. Amazon is a huge one among them. What made my life particularly hard ...
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Unable to delete identity in Keychain

A certificate that we use for Wi-Fi in the office has expired, and it does not renew for some reason. I tried to delete it from the Keychain Access I get the following error: I guess that's the ...
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MacOS keychain encryption strength

On a Mac not using hard drive encryption, I wonder how difficult would it be for an attacker with physical access to a machine to break into the keychain This document answers the question for iOS 10 (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 to limit `set-key-partition-list` to one certificate

TLDR: How can I find make security set-key-partition-list run against a single entry, rather than everything in the keystore? I was facing issues with a cipher mismatch with an dotnet/aspnet app and ...
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Chrome is not filling in passwords on a catalina laptop

Several months ago I switched to a new laptop with Catalina on it. On this machine the passwords for sites that used to be stored in the browser are no longer being offered. I have to type them in ...
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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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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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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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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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TouchID not filling passwords on Safari and just showing passwords stored inside Safari, not Keychain

I am using BigSur for the first time today, after unboxing a new iMac M1. I migrated all my stuff from an old iMac with Catalina, to this one, using a time machine backup. The new machine is working ...
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iOS distribution certificates expiring for two apps from same team: Do I need to take separate actions?

I have two apps both associated with the same development team, and I've gotten notifications for both of them that Your iOS Distribution Certificate will no longer be valid in 30 days. I got these ...
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Search iCloud keychain for all accounts that use a specific password

I used one of those services that scans the internet for compromised passwords, and some passwords I recognized came up, and some that I didn't. In any case, I want to search my keychain for all ...
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How is the System Keychain secured in OS X?

I'm looking for something either like this security white paper for iOS except for OS X or even better, some kind of security audit report from an independent expert. After reading through ...
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How to decrypt the system keychain from another mac at the command line

I just ran into a situation where a user with a Mac that had been hard broken by an interrupted update needed into their Time Machine backup outside of the normal recovery process. Unfortunately, they'...
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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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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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Unlock ssh-agent keychain access prior to terminal opening?

With my SSL certificate passwords stored using ssh-agent I just need to provide a master passphrase to unlock the keychain in the terminal. Generally this isn't an issue, but when the computer ...
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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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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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Keychain Access is empty

When I open my keychain access, it is empty. I can't see anything in it. However, I know that all of my stuff is still working (websites don't prompt me to log in, I join wifi networks, Xcode still ...
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How to dump the content of keychain from the shell?

I'm testing the following command-line in the Terminal: sudo security dump-keychain -d login.keychain which I'd like to use to save all my passwords into a file. However when I run it, it keep ...
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How do I delete or fix my Keychain after changing my password?

How do I reset my main keychain and completely delete the old one? I changed my password and its been coming up with all of these popups asking for my new password when I first login. If anyone can ...
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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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How do I update my root certificates on an older version of Mac OS (e.g. El Capitan)?

I have difficulty reaching various secure web sites. They give me a certificate expired error. They work on Firefox but not Safari or Chrome. They also work on newer versions of macOS (e.g. Catalina, ...
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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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How to forget Time Machine password from keychain

When attaching a Time Machine, I am asked if I want to remember the password in the keychain. If I do that, how can I "forget" the password?
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Why does Skype want to use a "Xcode Server Builder Identity" key?

While examining some features of XCode, I briefly enabled the XCode Continuous Integration Server. The following dialog box now pops up: Skype wants to sign using key "Xcode Server Builder ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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