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

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My Mac won't open the site but other laptops, PCs, etc are able to open. This is an issue only I am facing

I am unable login to my page - gate.gaido.in on my Mac, but the same site is opening in other's Mac, Laptop, PC. I have tried adjusting date and time, deleting a certificate, and restarting my Mac. I ...
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Using S/MIME, can I make Mail on macOS prompt for credentials just once?

I configured S/MIME encryption and signing for Mail on macOS Monterey 12.2. Even when I'm not trying to do any sort of crypto operation, I get a prompt reading "macOS wants to make changes. Enter ...
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Validate if a certificate is installed and trusted on osx through terminal

I can validate if a certificate exists in keychain by using the command security find-certificate -c "Certificate Name" -a But I am trying to see the trust settings of a particular ...
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MacOS Monterey keeps asking constantly for my keychain password when using Safari or Mozilla Firefox

I use Safari or Mozilla firefox for reading my company emails using a browser based email client. Doing so macOS is constantly asking me for my keychain password several times, I enter password 10 ...
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How can I get Chrome Password Manager, LastPass, etc to remind me to use "Sign in with Google" and not username+password?

Background: Lots of sites have their own user registration systems and require you to login with a good ol' fashioned Username and Password, which password managers today handle (mostly) fine: For ...
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MacOs Monterey: How to make it to remember my login password and avoid asking me every time

I have a MacBook Pro with M1 chip. This is my first time using Mac. I was a Windows User in x86 intel platform. Using Keychain Access app, every time I do copy password to clipboard on an item, MacOs ...
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How to fix out of sync Local Items and Session keychains?

After an iCloud password change, I now have to enter 2 different passwords on startup: the new one for the session, and the old one for Local Items. It seems to be a documented bug which has been ...
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Had to reset password to login, but now Icloud will not accept new password

After not using my MAC laptop for quite some time, I decided to fire it up, only to discover i forgot my password. After numerous attempts I was offered by OSX to reset the password, with some mention ...
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Why would Safari passwords not be in Keychain?

My friend’s Mac has been saving Safari passwords for the past 4 years. But somehow they are all gone now. I tried looking in his keychain and they aren’t in there. Is this a case where — for some ...
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macOS - Find all sites where a password is used?

I know that one of my passwords was compromised. I would like to search in my keychain/icloud-keychain all sites where that password is used so I can replace it. How can I do that? I know how to find ...
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git credential-osxkeychain get hangs

If I execute git credential-osxkeychain get, it just hangs when it should return information regarding what credentials are stored in the keychain. Is there a way to make this work? I am using OS X 10....
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How do I add a key file (.key) to my certificate file (.cer) in Keychain Access?

Trying to add a certificate-key combo (that I downloaded from a colleague) to my Keychain Access so that I can select the certificate file when setting up a new VPN Network in Authentication Settings. ...
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Where to find the keychain stored by KeychainSwift

I use KeychainSwift to store my user's keychain data using my created iOS app. The question is: Where can I see the data it stored? I already tried going to Settings -> Password & ...
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Chrome - Old password keeps auto filling instead of new saved one

I'm going crazy with this problem. When I go to Paypal's sign in page, the saved password is the old one, despite the fact that I have the proper password showing as saved everywhere. I can't tell ...
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Install GDB remotely onto a Mac through SSH?

I've built the binaries for GDB on the Mac, but now I need to codesign it, and every tutorial tells me to open up the Keychain GUI to achieve this. I don't have any access to the actual computer, I ...
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How to automatically load passwords into browser/MacOS/iOS keychain

I am trying to figure out a shared family password scenario (for things like Amazon, Netflix, etc.). Basically, 1 password for each service that we can all use. However, to maximize security as well, ...
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Windows 10 SSH client: password-less access

I'd like to purely use the SSH client built-in to Windows 10 - no plink, no putty. I easily can login to my server using $ ssh user@server but it always asks me for my password. When using a ...
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Mac OS X Keychain Certificate "member: VERY_LONG_GUID"

I am seeing untrusted certificate added to keychain, which has naming like "member: LONG_GUID" probably 64 char long GUID. I tried deleting but it's coming back. I am concerned about it being virus ...
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Can I safely delete the /System/Library/Keychains/SystemRootCertificates.keychain?

I'd like to delete: /System/Library/Keychains/SystemRootCertificates.keychain Is that safe?
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Need to recover my MacBook keychain with all my passwords in it

I didn't know my keychain login password and in the process of trying to figure out how to reset it, I accidentally reset my whole keychain. Now all my passwords are gone! Is there a way to recover ...
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How frightened should I be by this MacOS Keychain Access error?

Keychain Access - Unexpected Error An unexpected error has occurred that may cause Keychain Access to malfunction. You may want to quit the Keychain Access application. Error: *** -[NSIndexSet ...
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How to use keyring instead of plain text passwords in a config file (Mopidy)

I just installed keyring on macOS. I'd like to leverage this instead of keeping Spotify's username and password for Mopidy in my mopidy.conf. Everything works well, and I can read my Spotify password ...
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Why is the quiet option -q in OSX security command not quieting anything?

I'm using the OSX command line tool security to remove an entry from the keychain like this: security -q delete-generic-password -l "name.of.my.app" The -q is supposed to remove all stdout and stderr ...
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How do I see what git creds are stored in osxkeychain

Looking at my git config it seems im using: credential.helper=osxkeychain Set it up a while back and I dont remember what creds are in there. How do I view the creds git is using in credential....
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Change router's IP address?

I take care of two separate networks, one at our home and one at a relative's place a few miles away. Our house has a microwave connection to the local ISP, the other place has a DSL connection. Both ...
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MacOS Keychain Access holds on to SSH passphrase indefinitely

For the sake of convenience, I would like MacOS to hold on to my RSA passphrase, but not indefinitely (for the sake of security). I believe SSH will use Keychain Access with this SSH configuration ...
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How to change macos 10.13.3 ssh passphrase for ~/.ssh/id_rsa?

I've recently restored my MacBook Pro 2011 to a new machine. Things are generally getting back to working order, running 10.13.3. However, when I use ssh I am being asked for my passphrase each time. ...
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Import csv file into keychain?

I changed from Chrome to Safari. My passwords are all in chrome. In the latest Chrome Canary version, there's an option to export saved passwords into a csv file. But how can I import this file into ...
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How to get Id of public key without importing private key?

If I run the following on a private key to install it in my keyserver: gpg --allow-secret-key-import --import my_private.key It will import an associated public key presumably from a keyserver? gpg:...
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Mac keychain github keys

I am new mac user and I find keychain very useful, but also some issues appeared. I have private and business github accounts, so I like to switch between them and configure github profile for each ...
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Do you want the application “Python.app” to accept incoming network connections? after adding to keychain

I'm running python server.py using bottle server I follow https://stackoverflow.com/questions/19688841/add-python-to-os-x-firewall-options and add which python and which python3 to keychain ...
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automate adding keychain certificate mac bash

I am following https://stackoverflow.com/questions/19688841/add-python-to-os-x-firewall-options I want to automate this for my team, but I am finding nothing for keychains made by command line: $ ...
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keychain: Warning: can't find gpg key; skipping [closed]

I'm trying to use keychain(1) with my GnuPG key on Debian Testing. However, I get the following message with this command: $ keychain --agents gpg MYPGPKEY * keychain 2.8.2 ~ http://www.funtoo.org ...
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Can't unlock keychain from SSH

I'm trying to unlock keychain from SSH, like: security unlock-keychain -p password /Users/<user>/Library/Keychains/login.keychain But the system keeps asking for user input on the other end. ...
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Access key pairs in a macOS keychain from the commandline

I created a key pair in like this: security create-keypair -a dsa -s 4096 FooBar Now I want to access this key from to the command line to actually use it (in .pem format if possible). However, ...
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Vivaldi Browser storing Cookies in Chrome Safe Store

On my OSX machine Vivaldi always starts with the message Vivaldi wants to use your confidential information saved in "Chrome Safe Store" in your keychain. If I deny this request, all cookies from ...
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Enumerate certificates in Mac Keychain and check their expiry dates

I've looked at the man page for the security tool, specifically the find-certificate argument. https://developer.apple.com/legacy/library/documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man1/security.1.html ...
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Keychain on cygwin asking for passphrase every time a new console gets opened

So when you have keychain (http://www.funtoo.org/Keychain) natively on Ubuntu, you only have to enter the key passphrases once per session, but when you're using it on cygwin, it asks for the ...
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macOS Sierra - error: The specified item could not be found in the keychain - within ssh

When I try to run codesign --force --deep-verify --verbose --sign "CERT-NAME" ... over SSH I always get an error: The specified item could not be found in the keychain. But when I run the same ...
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Password keychan forgotten, not the login one ( ArubaKey )

I have installed a bunch of certificates on my mac, due to italian legal system, in order to login to a certain website with a smartcard. It all worked well for a few months and then yesterday it ...
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OSX wants to make changes. Type an administrator's name and password... Won't go away

I recently needed to add some SSL certificates to my Mac (OSX 10.10.5) in order connect to a remote service. The certificates are needed for 2 factor authentication. I have full Admin rights in OSX. ...
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export single keychain item without ui

Sadly I have problems with OS X and the UI just won't load. But I have ssh access to my machine. I would like to reinstall OSX but I have forgotten my Time Machine password. It is saved in the ...
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Can't use /usr/bin/security to retrieve password from keychain via cron

I can't seem to be able to successfully retrieve passwords from keychain using /usr/bin/security when I run it from my users crontab. Works fine in my terminal. I can also see via the cron mail ...
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SSH asks for key password but it has none

Trying to connect to my server using ssh -l root -i private.key server.com The key is a Ed25519 in openssh format and has no password set. When I enter the above command, OSX keychain asks me for a ...
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OS X keychain issues after relocating home folder

I recently relocated my home folder to a storage drive, since I'm using an SSD for my main drive. Since then, I've had issues with the OS X keychains. First it was saying that the login keychain didn'...
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OSX 10.11.1 - KeyChain access does not allow change to access permission

In Keychain Access I would like to add Xcode to my the list of applications allowed to access a password. I opened KeyChain Access on category Passwords, double-clicked the password I want to have ...
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Chrome is ignoring my saved passwords on OSX after keychain deletion

I'm using Google Chrome on 3 OS X machines. For one of these machines, the username and password autocomplete is not working at all, even though I am asked to store the password after every login. I'm ...
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Mac OS update password for "Local Item" Keychain

I use mobile network logins for Mac books. The issue is when they are required to change there network password it does not update the password for the "Local Items" keychain. I can clear out the ...
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Keychain First Aid locks the keychain and can't unlock it to perform first aid

After upgrade to OS X El Capitan I keep having problems with the keychain (such as needing to enter the keychain password every time an app wants to access the keychain, even though auto lock settings ...
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How can I create Keychain entries via command line?

I am trying to use the command line to automatically add passwords to the keychain app for various file servers. I was able to use the man security to figure out most of it. It's creating the ...
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