Constant request for access to login keychain

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Jholbrook, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Jholbrook macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2016

    Since upgrading to El Capitan, I am getting non-stop requests for access to my login keychain. Searching for help has produced a lot of hits, but none for El C & none that have worked. Wondering if anyone knows of a resource or has any ideas? Some samples include deleting & recreating login keychain, restarting, obviously, running first aid, etc.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

  2. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    What does the message say, exactly? Specifically, which process requests the access?
  3. Jholbrook thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2016
    Oh there's a whole bunch of them, but the most common is messages agent:

    'Messages Agent wants to use the "login" keychain. Please enter the keychain password.'

    I've gotten the same for other processes, but this one is reliable on every boot/wake.
  4. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    Verify whether these options are checked in the preferences of the Keychain Access application (in the Utilities folder). Also try the ‘Keychain First Aid’ under the Keychain Access main menu.

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  5. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Looks like you are not on El Capitan. All those options are gone on El Capitan (at least on my system).
  6. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    You are right. It seems to be gone since 10.11.3. That’s annoying.

    @Jholbrook: Have you recently changed your account password? Normally, you shouldn’t be asked to verify your password again, because the keychain is unlocked. When you open Keychain Access, is the login keychain unlocked?

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