Keychain Deleted All Passwords

Discussion in 'macOS' started by xb2003, Nov 13, 2016.

  1. xb2003 macrumors 6502

    xb2003

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    Has anyone ever had something like this happen? Earlier today keychain had all of my passwords stored that I have been keeping for I don't know how long. I just noticed that none of them are there, right after I turned keychain off on my Mac Mini. Everything was there literally an hour ago..
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3

    DeltaMac

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    What else were you expecting?
     
  3. xb2003 thread starter macrumors 6502

    xb2003

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    Let me clarify. They are gone off my Mac Mini as well as my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Pro
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Yes, that's right...
    (iCloud syncs your passwords, so turning off keychain in iCloud removes the passwords stored in keychain.)
     
  5. adrianlondon macrumors 6502a

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    How did you turn keychain "off"? Do you mean you unticked it in System Prefs/ iCloud? If so, yeah, it should just lose the iCloud keychain on your laptop only.

    https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204085
     
  6. xb2003 thread starter macrumors 6502

    xb2003

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    Exactly. I'm setting up the Mac mini for automatic login so I can use it as a server and I can not have a monitor hooked up to it or anything, just Team Viewer in. I unchecked Keychain in the iCloud Preferences and POOF its gone every where. The setting is still ticked, but autofill no longer works and when I go into the Passwords section of Safari preferences there is nothing there. I have enabled and disabled keychain before on computers I temporarily did not want be able to use all of my passwords.. this surely never happened.
     

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