Apple's encrypted Keychain has always been a useful tool where I've kept my passwords, certificates, and especially notes. And for added security, users (like me) have always had the option to use a keychain password which is different than their login password. Apparently that's changing. In response to a bug report I submitted against Sierra's keychain (where it opens multiple concurrent "please enter your keychain password" modal windows), I received the following message - along with the ticket being closed as "won't fix": "There are no plans to address this based on the following: When the login and keychain passwords are out of sync this is expected behavior and we’ve been fixing issues where this out-of-syncness happens by accident. We no longer explicitly support the model of using a different password for the keychain and are continuing to remove this functionality. Customers should make their passwords be in sync. We are now closing this report. If you have questions about the resolution, or if this is still a critical issue for you, then please update your bug report with that information. Please be sure to regularly check new Apple releases for any updates that might affect this issue." I realize not everyone uses a keychain password that's different than their login password, but it's a useful feature. Rather than doubling down on security, this seems like dumbing down.