Damn keychain password requester

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Oid, May 9, 2003.

  1. Oid macrumors member

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    I'm being plagued by both Mail and Safari asking for the password to unlock my keychain... please help.

    I've tried everything, repairing permissions, etc, nothing seems to help. Its also fairly random, e.g. I can open Mail and check my mail fine, quit it, fire up Safari and use it fine, quit it, and then fire up Mail again upon which it complains about needing a password. Safari does it regularly also...

    Yet my wife, who also has an account on my machine, claims to have never seen the password request window.

    Not sure if this was a good idea, but I even when into the keychain util and deleted everything and started again..

    Damn annoying I can tell you.
     
  2. iJon macrumors 604

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    update to 10.2.6 if you havent yet and repair your permissions, see if that helps any.

    iJon
     
  3. Oid thread starter macrumors member

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    I did a permissions repair after installling 10.2.5 but that didn't help, but I must admit I haven't done one after installing 10.2.6.

    I'll give it a shot, but I'm not hopeful.
     
  4. Oid thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I tried it and it didn't work, seems I'm doomed to constantly enter my password over and over again...
     
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  8. Rufus macrumors newbie

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    I've had problems as well, thanks for the first aid link. I ran it and it found lots of problems to fix. Will see if this helps.
     
  9. Oid thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the tips folks, I'll give them a try also.
     
  10. rice_web macrumors 6502a

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    I have this problem in a limited way, but I never thought of it as a "problem."

    I get the pop-up message every week, every month--it varies--and I thought it was a safeguard against another user going into your system to screw things up.
     
  11. .a macrumors regular

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    i had it, too... and until some weeks i now have to enter my password once... i also thought it is usual... probably i can get rid of it with the aid-stuff...
    oid, please tell us if it worked.
    .a
     
  12. coumerelli macrumors 6502

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    I had this same problem some months ago too. Although I had no problem (as the admin), my wife was continually having to say YES!!! ALWAYS ALLOW!!!!

    I think that I just went into the 'keychain access' (in the utilities folder) and unlocked it. Also, try selecting a 'key' and make sure that under the 'access control' tab the 'always allow access to this item' is checked.

    Like I said, it was some months ago, so I can't be sure that this will fix it.

    Best to ya.
     
  13. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

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    hhhmmmm...

    My friend has a similar problem, he has a PowerBook 12 inch and sometimes, not always, when he clicks his AirPort Menu bar to select his 128-bit encryipted Wireless Access Point it asks him to type in his 128-bit encyiption password which is really long! I switched him to a mac and this bugs him a lot, he went to the KeyChain app and it doesn't show the Wireless Access point's encryiption password saved, so he created it and still it asks him once in a while. My teacher has a problem with Safari asking her to type in her user password once and a while, whats up with that? PLease help, Thanks :D
     
  14. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Re: hhhmmmm...

    Have they tried the KeyChain repair utility that I gave the link to above?
     
  15. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

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    Happens to me too quite a lot but i just click cancel (my password is really long) and it seems to work fine.
     

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