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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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How to manage passwords on Linux without a Desktop Environment?

How do you manage, unlock and access sensitive data on Linux when you don't have a Desktop Environment? Gnome and co. all provide a keychain that gets unlocked when you log in, and that you can only ...
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macOS want to make changes.Enter an administrator name and password to allow this box keeps popping up

This box keeps popping up. I've read other answers to similar problem without success. I've gone to keychain > system > certificates > my computer > certificate with an arrow > private ...
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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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How can I get Keychain Access back?

I bought a used MacBook Air running macOS 10.15.x Catalina. Being a newbie to Macs, I somehow corrupted Keychain Access. I am unable to delete what is left of it. The folder in /Library is also ...
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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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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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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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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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Add to "My certificates" in Keychain Access? (Mac OS 10.10)

I have a certificate file like this: -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- MIIHCDCCBPC .... I can get it to show up under "Certificates" by going to "File->import items" (it is the "Elin" one). I can however ...
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What is a "Certificate Preference" in Keychain Access?

I'm trying to view a website on a computer that I know is genuine. Typically, a warning screen appears in Google Chrome asking whether or not I want to trust the server. However, the page in question ...
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MAC OSX User accept password but does not allow me to login?

I have deleted the login keychain in user ABC which is administrator user, i remember the password. I also have a CDF user on my mac which is also administrator. When at login I give password to ABC ...
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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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osx - Set application access to certificate via command line

I want to allow permanent access to certificates for certain app (eg codesign) via command line. The gui equivalent would be clicking "Always Allow" when prompted. However I only have access via SSH ...
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Keychain access very slow after certificate problems

I have a MacBookPro. one day updates started refusing to install because it said the certificate is missing or invalid and someone is doing a man in the middle on me. Same thing went for the Mac App ...
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In Keychain Access on OS X, Find matching public and private keys

I have a couple keys that seem to have been generated with the same names. I would like to know which public key match up with which private keys so I can rename/delete them. Is this something that is ...
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Batch move of many items between keychains without bother

If I move 30 items from one keychain to another, I have to enter the same password 30-32 times, once for each item moved. Can I avoid this? On OSX 10.6 Server, using Keychain Access.