MacBook Pro :: Unable To Access Lost Keychain / Keychain Cannot Be Found For Safari
Jun 29, 2009
I'm sure this is a very basic question, but having just made the Mac switch a week ago...I am lost. when I did a forum search, I found out how to access keychains, but I'm not sure if I found something particular to my question- please forgive me if I overlooked something.
I was downloading microsoft software last night and all of a sudden I began getting these little pop-ups that say "A keychain cannot be found for safari" with the option to cancel or reset to default.
Safari keeps giving me popup windows saying a keychain can't be found. It's only just started doing this but it's really annoying. Could it have anything to do with the fact I installed a new flash player? That's the only difference I can think of.Also on another computer it keeps asking for a password to access the keychain. It only does this on one user account though. Any assistance is gladly accepted!
I've never used OSX before about a week ago, but I am picking up on it well (I've used GNU/Linux for almost ten years so I know my way around an operating system). But I don't really think keychain access is working as it should...It's hard to explain. I mean, the way I understand it, shouldn't it be saving the passwords I type into Safari and auto-filling them? Because it only auto-fills some passwords. Paypal autofills, but my bank's website doesn't, and even this forum doesn't autofill. I have to type in my password every time I visit.
Is this working as intended? Is there a way I can get Safari or Keychain to fill in all passwords for me automatically? This is leopard on an iMac G5 iSight model. I did a fresh install like a week ago. Sorry if my question is vague but that's the best I can do with the amount I understand.
I'm struggling to get Autofill and Keychain Access configured to operate in a rational way. Perhaps I don't understand something, but judging from all the discussion in various places, there seems to be quite a bit of confusion on the subject. What I want to do seems pretty logical and straightforward (at least to me) :
When I visit a secure site (say for online banking), I would like to have Safari use Autofill to get the password for his site from my keychain (where it is kept securely encrypted when not in use), and fill in the username and password fields for me. What I do not want is for Safari and Keychain Access to retain that userid and password info indefinitely. For example, I logged in to pay a bill at the airport lounge, and then someone swipes my MacBook, logs in, and transfers all my funds to their bank.
It seems that this was what was happening when I first set up Autofill... each time I went to the secure login page, Safari/Autofill/Keychain Access automatically filled in the userid and pw with no prompts, or request for authentication. This behavior might be OK for a website such as the New York Times, but it's not OK for my online banking account!
After some reading, much of which was conflicting due to various OS and Safari versions involved, and some trial and error and testing, I came up with the following settings:
1. In Safari, I set up Autofill to automatically supply userid's and pw's: At this point, there are no websites listed in the "Edit..." window.
2. Next, I entered the required info (userid, pw, URL) in Keychain Access, and set its Access Control as follows: This, I hoped would require that *each* use of the userid and pw be authenticated.
3. Now for the test: I go to the website, and get a request for authentication: So far, this is what I had hoped for, but immediately after I supply the keychain password, I am prompted for it again as follows (I've blanked the actual name of the website):
I want this to be secure, but entering the same keychain password twice is just annoying. I've tried various combinations and tweaks to configure this to work rationally (i.e. one and only one keychain password entry), but have not been successful. It seems that it will work with *no* authentication required, or with *double* authentication required.
This Macbook Pro has been running Mavericks from the beginning and has gone through at least one other upgrade. After upgrading to 10.9.4 today, this popup keeps coming, sometimes with an application/account name sometimes not. Of course "login" is fine in keychain and many applications/Web sites using "login" keychain continue to work, including those implicated in popups. I tried "Verify/Repair" in Keychain First Aid. No error found. I tried to repair file system in Disk Utility. Nothing changes.
I've had this Macbook pro given to me a year ago and have only recently started to use it. I've had to reset the login password as my friend could not remember the password she had put a year ago. Now I am being asked for the keychain password and it keeps saying wrong password. When I tried to go on to keychain access it wont even open!
I upgraded from Snow Lepord to Lion and now all the passwords I used to have in keychain are gone. I have TimeMachine, but when I try to restore I get an error message: Keychain access can't be modified or deleted because it's required by Mac OS X. All the passwords I used to have stored in there are now gone. how I can get them back?
Info: iMac 20", Mac OS X (10.5.8), 1GB Mem, 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
In Keychain Access, My "Certificates" and "Keys", three out of the four root certificates are marked as: This root certificate is not trusted (in red) com.apple.ubiquity.peer-uuid- times two and one: com.apple.ubiquity.ssl - then five groups of numbers for each. Is this something that should concern me or is it something to do with the problems I am having, Mail - some addresses I use are not sync and have a warning sign! Are these certificates needed to be trusted for mail configuration?
I have an application on my desktop that is attached to a webserver updating account that I need to modify the settings for. Problem is, I've forgotten the password and their 'forgot password' thing isn't responding after a few hours. If I could just reveal the password that's saved on the desktop application then I wouldn't have to mess with it. I looked all though Keychain, but it doesn't seem to be anywhere in there. Back in PC days there were tons of applications that could just reveal what was behind the little dots. After about 20 minutes of searching, it seems that the mac world offers no such convenience. Anyone know some other way around this? I mean, it must be stored somewhere on here. The application is remembering the password.
mail, admin safari all asking for my admin password to access the keychain. I repair and verified the keychain yesterday and all seemed okay, mail asked again this morning and safari was asking without even needing keychain access. Has this update trash their links to the keychain or could this be some kind or Trojan virus.
I recently created a Sparse Disk Image that I've password protected. When I try to open the Disk Image I get a popup window that has the words "Keychain Access" as the window title and the following text below that: "To perform this action you must unlock the keychain. Please enter the keychain password." Now, this is pretty straight forward (obviously). My question is, how do I (once I've unlocked the keychain and opened the Disk Image) immediately lock the keychain again so that if I step away from my computer my keychain isn't still open?
keychain access not loading successfully after last few security updates? I can't seem to launch my keychain anymore and passwords are no longer loading for Safari?I have an MAC 3.2 Ghz Intel Core i3 running 10.6.8 with 12 GB 1333 Mhz DDR3.
Having lost track of how I manage access to stored passwords, I'd like to reset every password stored in my Login Keychain, so that it will always 'Confirm before allowing access" and "Ask for Keychain Password."
Is there anyway to do this in a batch, or must I view/edit each item, one by one.
I keep getting a message "wants access to your keychain" but the process asking is not identified. I think it is a process called usbmuxd which I understand is fine but even when i say allays allow it keeps popping up.
I work for a company that has several Macs available for customers' use. These are basically demo-machines that they can play with, and at the end of each day, the machines are wiped and rebooted.
The way we do this is simple: the machines auto-login to the Guest account, which will wipe the account at the end of the day. Well, getting a few new Macs in this week, I simply copied over the entire Guest user account to the new machines to avoid reloading all the demo content, preferences, etc. And truthfully, the machines have been working great.
Except one thing. The computer keeps giving me that annoying message that says "Safari (or Finder, or System Preferences, or anything!) wants to use keychain 'login'". And asks for the login keychain password. Well here's the thing: the Guest accounts don't have passwords!
So I looked up a little bit on this topic, and did things like... Went to "Keychain List" in the Edit menu of Keychain Access, and deleted both the "login" and "system" keychains. No help. I went to Preferences in Keychain Access and said "Reset My Keychain". When doing this, however, it asks for the new password for the login keychain.
The problem with this is that I cannot leave the field blank! The Guest account doesn't have a password, so how am I supposed to not create a password?
Unfortunately the logic board of my (late 2011) MacBook Pro died. Luckily it was an old unibody model, so I could move my SSD to a similar (albeit older, mid-2009) model and booting up my installation went fine.
The only problem I am facing is that I seem to have lost all items in the Local Items keychain, this includes all my Apple Mail passwords and a lot of passwords I entered in Safari. These were very long passwords I generated to be automatically used when needed, for security.
It seems that the Local Items keychain is not a .keychain file, but a directory with a SQLite database which is used when iCloud Keychain is disabled. Apparently it just created a new directory with an empty Local Items keychain instead of using the existing one. The name of the directory seems to be an unique ID related to the hardware I'm using.
I have already tried to rename my old keychain directory to the UUID of the new one and rebooting, but then it simply renames the user.kb file to user.kb-invalid and starts out with an empty keychain again. I cannot imagine that you always lose all your passwords like this every time your hardware goes defective? I still have the data stored in the login.keychain file, but since I have used Mavericks it apparently does not store all passwords there anymore.
how I can migrate the passwords from my old Local Items keychain to the new one?