The keychain in OS X is the default secure storage location for login data and certificates

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Cyberduck Not Saving to Keychain

I have bookmarks on my Cyberduck that ask my password every time despite the fact that I have checked "Add to Keychain" every time I try to log into them. This has happened for every new bookmark ...
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How to use 'Keychain Access.app' to manage ssh keys with a single ssh-agent?

I don't want to type the passphrase to decrypt my private ssh key every time I use it, but I do want to type it occasionally so I won't forget it. The first time I'm using ssh since restarting or ...
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Automount SMB using keychain password

Is there a way to use the automount service to mount my NAS share but without specifying my password in my SMB path? Currently, I have the following: /etc/auto_master # # Automounter master map # ...
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Classify passwords in Keychain app

I try to put order in my Apple Keychain app. I have Mavericks OS 10.9.4. I have a lot of passwords. Can I classify the passwords by category?. I tried: File > new keychain and I create one for ...
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Keychain or 1Password, security with money

I have been using Apple Kaychain to save passwords in not very important sites. Now I will have to store more important information related to money. Are other paying apps like 1password more secure?
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Keychain, rights to open it and save a copy

I begin to use Keychain for Mac OS Mavericks. If I understand the only way to secure the Keychain passwords is to put a password to open the computer, there is no password or security system to ...
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How to get digicert high assurance in my Mac

I removed Digicert high assurance certificate from the keychain. Now when I visit facebook.com or other ssl websites from chrome, they don't open and I get an SSL error, e.g.: How can I to get ...
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HTTPS certificates invalid on Safari, Chrome on specific user account

Safari and Chrome report invalid certificates on certain HTTPS sites (for example GitHub and Bitbucket). Firefox strangely shows a green valid certificate. I've created a new OS X user and everything ...
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Mac OS logs in with any password and prompts to create a new keychain or update the keychain password

I recently had a problem with my MacBook so I had reset the SMC and the PRAM. After having the problem resolved, when I first logged into Mac OS (Mavericks 10.9.3) all my settings were reset. After a ...
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Skip keychain without skipping the rest of .profile

I am using the keychain ssh-agent wrapper from funtoo.org. I have it loaded automatically by adding an eval line in my .profile. E.g.: eval `keychain --eval id_rsa github bitbucket` Sometimes, I ...
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Root certificate authority works windows/linux but not mac osx - (malformed)

I have created a self-signed root certificate authority which if I install onto windows, linux, or even using the certificate store in firefox (windows/linux/macosx) will work perfectly with my ...
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OSX OSX Mavericks: Cannot login: Corrupt password file: Recovery mode bash not working for resetpassword script

Running OSX Mavericks on Macbook Air SDD disk. The system has corrupted the password file so none of my six identities can log in - password invalid. Following discussions and tests with apple ...
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10.9.2 Password reset su mode. Apps require old password for “login” keychain

So, I was playing around and decided to see if I could reset the password in single-user mode. I KNOW that I can more safely reset a user password using the recovery partition, being that this is ...
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Chrome: How to propagate a password from Keychain after I delete a user from Chrome setting menu

I would like to know how to propagate a password from Keychain automatically after I deleting existing chrome user using delete this user button from Chrome setting menu. It worked more than a month ...
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Delete all login.keychain files

Does anyone know a way to script the deletion all login.keychain files from all user directories on Mac OS X? This is a lab environment bound to AD, and when a user changes their password, without ...
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Remove internet password from OSX Keychain [duplicate]

I'm unable to delete my FB internet password from OSX Keychain. I have it stored 3 times and what upsets me I don't know when did it stored it. Error message is 'The specified item could not be found ...
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How to use Keychain with credit card information

Could you tell me in below: Is it possible to use credit card information in the keychain for the payment of Amazon.com? Is it possible to keep personal information in the keychain for the shipment ...
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Can't import public key into OSX Keychain

I created a couple of self-signed S/MIME certificates (using OSX Keychain & OpenSSL) and then exported these into 3 files: Certificate (.cer) Private Key (.p12) Public Key (.pem) When ...
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Missing passwords from Chrome using Mountain Lion

I'm running Mac OS X 10.8.5 and Chrome 31.0.1650.63 I turned on my Macbook this morning, and all of my saved passwords are missing from Chrome. I checked KeyChain Access, and they're all still ...
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Setting up OSX keychain for git access

I'm setting up a git server which we will access using ssh, and where the users are authenticated using LDAP. Is there a way to use the credential-osxkeychain so users don't have to enter their ...
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How can I export / import a single keychain item via the command line in OS X?

OS X has a command line tool called security that is made for working with keychains. The man page has examples of how to export all items of a specific type / all items for a specific keychain - but ...
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How to get OS X 10.9 to save WPA2 Enterprise passwords in System keychain?

I am using OS X Keychain as my password manager. To make it reasonably secure, I have a different password on my login keychain than on my user account, and have the keychain set to lock automatically ...
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Keychain always asks for password

I am not on a network but my IT person at work set up my MacBook Pro for me to take home. Nearly every time I try to make a move between apps or open up anything new I am asked to give a password ...
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Cannot remove “invalid” item from keychain

An application I use (Omnifocus) needs to login to a sync server so it needs to store credentials in the keychain. After a long time of not using it, when I open it now it keeps asking me for ...
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iMac version 10.8.5 keychain isn't working and I didn't send the backup keychain to Apple

`How can we get into the computer without the usernames and passwords?What if there's an administration reset/backup keychain set and I can't remember what that is. I've tried every old password and ...
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Securly storing passwords in keychain on mac

As with anyone nowadays i have a ton of passwords, and keeping track of them is a real pain, especially when you also have to remember database and server passwords. I was looking at using the ...
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Multiple username/password for site

I have a website which contains various pages and also a BulletinBoard. I normally access this from OSX using Firefox, and store passwords in the Keychain using the "Keychain Services Integration" ...
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Mac OS X: “A keychain cannot be found to store [credentials]”

I'm trying to use git with a remote repo over the command line in OS X 10.8.4. When I enter my credentials for GitHub every time I perform a git push -u origin master, I get a system saying "A ...
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How can I programmatically “eject” a keychain on OS X?

I'm using a script to eject a small USB key I use as a “identity” drive, which contains some secure information. Of note, it has an OS X “keychain” file on it, which contains some of my more secure ...
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Annoying Safari pop up when I click show password in preferences and no favicon support

An hour ago I decided to switch to Safari 6.0 on Mac OSX 10.7.4 from Google Chrome and here I am with two issues. Issue 1: Visiting preferences I eventually went to Password Tab as shown in ...
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login entries in OSX keychain reappear after a few minutes. How to delete permanently?

I'm on OSX 10.8.2. I have entries in my login keychain from a previous employer's network that I wish to delete. After selecting these and deleting them, they reappear after a few minutes! How do I ...
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How to let “Login” keychain access of MAC to rememer my password?

"Login" keychain access of MAC is always locked by some app, but I can't locate which one. The background is that recently many apps ask me to input password for "login" keychain, then I check ...
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I forgot my private key's passphrase, but I use it every day

...from my Mac. I think Keychain Access remembers my passphrase and applies it every time I log in to a server, but in this instance I can't log in to the remote server directly from my laptop; I ...
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How can I reload my OS X keychains?

I have some (OS X) keychains stored on another computer on my local network which I've added in Keychain Access. However, sometimes when I log in these keychains are not loaded correctly, presumably ...
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How to re-install OS X Lion if you forgot your Apple ID

I erased my HD and am trying to re-install Mac OS X Lion. I forgot which Apple ID account and password I used. How can I re-install OS X Lion then? And what is a "keychain password"?
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OSX: Always deny Google Chrome keychain password

Google Chrome v.22 will ask me when I visit sites if I want to allow it to be saved to my keychain. There is Always Allow, Allow and Deny. Where is Always Deny? I hate typing in a particular ...
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Restore OS X Keychain

I have reset my OS X Lion Keychain by mistake. Is there any way to restore the Keychain content from Trash? I'm asking this because I do find a Keychain Access icon in the Trash Bin. It would be a ...
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How can I retrieve my ssh passphrase from gnome-keyring?

I forgot the passphrase for my ssh private key, but it's still stored in gnome-keyring, so it seems to me that I should be able to recover it. Seahorse lets me recover web site passwords from my ...
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ssh keychain for git pull cron

I am a bit of a newbie with linux, so must apologize straight away if this is something obvious and/or silly. I am trying to create a git pull cronjob that gets update from GitHub repo every few ...
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How to prompt user for a password to use an application in Mac?

Is there a way to prompt the user for a password when he or she tries to open a given application? And is there a way to set that to something different than the user account password? I want it to ...
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How to use SSH private key to log in without entering passphrase every time on Mac OS X Lion?

I use Mac OS X Lion and login remote hosts via SSH every day. Despite the fact that I use SSH key pair for remote authentication and I don't need to motorize every host's login phrase, it is still ...
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Chrome does not auto-fill forms from Keychain after update

When I installed Google Chrome updates, it broke the Keychain integration. Now, it does not auto-fill any HTML forms (i.e. the saved username/passwords in Keychain.app).
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Clear SMB network share credentials in OS X

I'm mounting a Windows network share on OS X 10.7 without being asked for the credentials. How can I make OS X forget any stored credential so it asks me? I've already searched all displayed items in ...
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How do I use Keychain to open web accounts once the password is in my Keychain on my Mac?

I have figured out how to put a password into my Keychain, and I went to my web account, to change the password, so it is the same in both places. Now, how do I get the two to coordinate, so I don't ...
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Is it possible to view OSX .keychain files on Windows?

I was wondering if there is any way to (at least) view OSX .keychain files under Windows?
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Deleting application password stored in Keychain on OS X

I'm trying to delete an application password. I'm using the security delete-generic-password command. When I execute it via terminal, everything works fine – it does delete the password. When I ...
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Would Keychain be safer than Firefox Password Manager?

Theoretically speaking would Keychain be safer to use in Firefox than Firefox's own password manager? The reason I ask is because Chrome is using Keychain.
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Deleting the system keychain from Mac, specified keychain could not be found

I want to delete Keychain stored in System.keychain folder on Mac. I tried the following, security delete-keychain Keychain_name but got the following error: The specified keychain could not be ...
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How do I reset the Apple keychain password?

We're an Active Directory shop that has mostly PCs, except for a couple Macs that connect via LDAP. One of those Macs I checked out months ago for some software testing. Turned it back in ...
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What did Chrome do to my keychain to start ubd messages under Mac 10.7.2?

I installed Chrome to give it a spin. Since installing I get an annoying message that "ubd is trying to access my keychain" usually after login but sometimes for no apparent reason. I know that this ...