Passwords

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SJK123, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. SJK123 macrumors member

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    I use a win program called Password Agent. Basically it saves all my user names and passwords and it can open the corresponding web site and “auto-fill” the user name and password for you. Does anyone know of a similar Mac solution?

    P.S. I am about to set up a new (refurb) iMac.
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    well OS X has the "Keychain' which stores your information and what not, in Safari or whatever browser you use you can have it store your info to the keychain and use auto-fill. other apps can use it too.
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  4. obrien234 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, If you go under Preferences in Safari. There's a tab for AutoFill (I think that what its called). Just check the box next to user names and passwords.
     
  5. SJK123 thread starter macrumors member

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    Great, but does the keychain have the ability to look at your list of passwords? Password Agent also lets you keep some notes. It is like a small database program. I guess I could always use excel if there isn't this type of program for Mac's.
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i'm not on my mac, so i can't check... but yes you can open up the application and view your passwords through it without a problem. i'm not sure how detailed it is though i'll check when i get home if no one else has responded by then.
     
  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, using the Applications->Utilities->Keychain Access app, you can see all passwords as well as add comments. However, by default, passwords aren't shown and you need to authenticate before viewing them one at a time. This, however, is much safer, and you can still get at the passwords you want to see.
     
  8. SJK123 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the responses. If it is like (just found it) Opera’s “wand” program it will work just fine. I can’t wait to get started.
     
  9. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  10. Mernak macrumors 6502

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    firefox can remember usernames/passwords by default if you want it to.
     

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