Is there a way to make automator record my password?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by John45555, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. John45555 macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2011
    I make my passwords long for security, so decided to use Automator to quicken the job. Is there any way to make it record and input the password? Or is there another program that can do so? I've already tried Automator and QuicKeys, but neither of them save and can playback the passwords. Thanks!
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Keychain is already part of Mac OS X. It can do what you want.
  3. John45555 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2011
    Some sites do not allow the use of Keychain, and I don't want the passwords to be automatically entered in the case my computer were to be stolen.
  4. neko girl macrumors 6502a

    neko girl

    Jan 20, 2011
    Have you guys considered 1Password? Single license lets you run it on multiple computers. There are iPhone/iPad versions available, and it has sync via Dropbox capability.
  5. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Keychain IS safer than automator action.
  6. munkery macrumors 68020


    Dec 18, 2006
    Don't put the passwords in the "login" keychain. Make a separate keychain to keep the passwords and do not keep that keychain unlocked. That way it will prompt you for the keychain password when it attempts to auto enter the password.
  7. SteinMaster macrumors 6502


    Feb 28, 2009
    Second most used App. Love it.
  8. John45555 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2011
    Awesome! I'll try it. The license is a bit expensive though... Is there a way to make automator do this?

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