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Old Feb 14, 2010, 11:13 PM   #1
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Keychain Access "Access to this item is restricted"

Can anyone help me? I open Keychain Access, and pick one and click Show password, it comes out as "Access to this item is restricted". Any solutions?

I tried fixing permissions but a no go. I'm running 10.5.8
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Old Feb 14, 2010, 11:33 PM   #2
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Does this happen to everything or one keychain?
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Old Feb 15, 2010, 12:02 AM   #3
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Sadly, all of them
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Old Feb 15, 2010, 12:20 AM   #4
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Can anyone help me? I open Keychain Access, and pick one and click Show password, it comes out as "Access to this item is restricted". Any solutions?

I tried fixing permissions but a no go. I'm running 10.5.8
Are you logged in under the administrative account?

I saw someone who had permissions screwed up or something so badly the Apple Genius referred then to the Snow Leopard Development Team .
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Old Feb 15, 2010, 12:29 AM   #5
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Yeah, I am the administrator of this mac. Still no luck
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Old Feb 15, 2010, 04:55 AM   #6
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Can anyone help me? I open Keychain Access, and pick one and click Show password, it comes out as "Access to this item is restricted". Any solutions?

I tried fixing permissions but a no go. I'm running 10.5.8
Have you bought in the keychain from another computer? Has ownership of the keychain changed (i.e. different account short name)

Did you change the permissions from what they originally were?
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Old Feb 15, 2010, 09:55 AM   #7
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I didn't transfer them from a different computer, and I clicked repair disk permissions. Don't know what you mean by originally though
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Old Feb 15, 2010, 10:56 AM   #8
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I didn't transfer them from a different computer, and I clicked repair disk permissions. Don't know what you mean by originally though
Can you do this in terminal and copy and paste the output?
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ls -ale ~/Library/Keychains/
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Old Feb 15, 2010, 01:18 PM   #9
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Here:

total 112
drwxr-xr-x 7 yugosato staff 238 Feb 15 00:51 .
drwx------+ 55 yugosato staff 1870 Jan 17 23:30 ..
0: group:everyone deny delete
-rw-r--r--@ 1 yugosato staff 6148 Feb 15 00:22 .DS_Store
-r--r--r--@ 1 yugosato staff 0 Dec 8 18:32 .fl62323D2F
-r--r--r-- 1 yugosato staff 0 Dec 9 16:47 .flA6A9AF81
-rw-r--r-- 1 yugosato staff 20460 Dec 9 16:47 Microsoft_Intermediate_Certificates
-rw-r--r-- 1 yugosato staff 25240 Jul 15 2017 login.keychain
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Old Feb 15, 2010, 09:16 PM   #10
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What does it mean?
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 06:08 AM   #11
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total 112
drwxr-xr-x 7 yugosato staff 238 Feb 15 00:51 .
drwx------+ 55 yugosato staff 1870 Jan 17 23:30 ..
0: group:everyone deny delete
-rw-r--r--@ 1 yugosato staff 6148 Feb 15 00:22 .DS_Store
-r--r--r--@ 1 yugosato staff 0 Dec 8 18:32 .fl62323D2F
-r--r--r-- 1 yugosato staff 0 Dec 9 16:47 .flA6A9AF81
-rw-r--r-- 1 yugosato staff 20460 Dec 9 16:47 Microsoft_Intermediate_Certificates
-rw-r--r-- 1 yugosato staff 25240 Jul 15 2017 login.keychain
Well that part looks absolutely consistent with what I have, staff is userspace permissions I believe, whereas admin is a system-wide group.

If you go into yugosato/Library/Preferences, try dragging out com.apple.keychainaccess.plist and relaunching.
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 06:42 AM   #12
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I had that problem a few days ago. The computer crashed so I had to do a hard reboot and the date was reset to Jan 1 2008. After I set the correct date and rebooted I was able to access the Keychain.

The date of login.keychain seem to be July 15 2017 so I think you need to set the date of that file, I think doing sudo touch login.keychain would be enough.
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 03:28 PM   #13
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Well that part looks absolutely consistent with what I have, staff is userspace permissions I believe, whereas admin is a system-wide group.

If you go into yugosato/Library/Preferences, try dragging out com.apple.keychainaccess.plist and relaunching.
I did that, and now I have 2 keychains that say login. Now what?
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 03:29 PM   #14
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I had that problem a few days ago. The computer crashed so I had to do a hard reboot and the date was reset to Jan 1 2008. After I set the correct date and rebooted I was able to access the Keychain.

The date of login.keychain seem to be July 15 2017 so I think you need to set the date of that file, I think doing sudo touch login.keychain would be enough.
How do I do a hard reset?
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 04:16 PM   #15
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How do I do a hard reset?
Hold the power button for 5 seconds. No need to do that unless the computer is unresponsive (you can't open or quit apps).

I think this problem happens because the date of the login.keychain file is in the future compared to the computer clock. You should be able to reset the date by writing "sudo touch login.keychain" in the terminal. When asked for a password enter the password for your account. You may need to reboot after using this command.
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 04:21 PM   #16
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I tried that and it says "Permission Denied"
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 04:23 PM   #17
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I tried that and it says "Permission Denied"
Were you promted for your password?

If you were, you may want to have a look in this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=447812
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 04:41 PM   #18
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Yeah, it prompted me for a password. Uh, I read it but truly I know nothing about Terminal

EDIT: Should I do the single-user mode?

Anyone?

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Old Feb 18, 2010, 06:38 PM   #19
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Okay guys this is really weird. I tried the single-user mode that the link a couple posts above mentioned, and fixed permissions, and tried "sudo touch keychain.login". D_A, help.
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Old May 30, 2010, 06:57 PM   #20
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Possible Solutions - links

See the following for help (Maybe!)

http://discussions.apple.com/thread....01143&tstart=0

http://www.jaharmi.com/2009/11/17/ac..._is_restricted

Good luck. I'm working on this same problem now as I write.
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Old Feb 3, 2011, 06:45 AM   #21
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For anyone finding this now.

The solution is to reset the time and date manually.

This is why all the programs such as keychain 'behave erratically'.

OS sometimes does this on start up.
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For anyone finding this now.

The solution is to reset the time and date manually.

This is why all the programs such as keychain 'behave erratically'.

OS sometimes does this on start up.
Worked perfect for me! Spent all night fixing permissions, rebuilding lookup tabels, etc. Never would have thought to reset date manually...
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Old May 20, 2011, 11:14 AM   #23
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Time and Date?

Geez it is amazing what causes some of these problems. It is like finding a needle in the hay stack. I changed time and date that was incorrect. I will let you know if it did not work.
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Old May 21, 2012, 01:25 PM   #24
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I was encountering this issue. I ran the touch command and restarted and everything is working normally again. Thanks!
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 12:20 AM   #25
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I was encountering this issue. I ran the touch command and restarted and everything is working normally again. Thanks!
what is the touch command? and how do you run it?
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