Keychain is a Disaster

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by vtstarck, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. vtstarck macrumors regular

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    #1
    So far I'm finding Keychain to be more trouble than it is worth.

    1. Keychain offers a generated password on some sites, then doesn't save it. (e.g. MacRumors, NewsBlur)
    2. Keychain fails to recognize some fields as password fields. That's fine, I can create my own. But manually entered passwords typed into Keychain aren't synced to other devices.
    3. There's no way to view the keychain on iOS devices - outside of the Safari saved passwords. (related to #2 above)
    4. Changing passwords for Facebook and Twitter work online - but Mavericks can't validate the new passwords in the Internet Accounts settings page.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    1 and 2 are both design issues with the web sites. Many sites save the PW in a cookie and are not setup to work properly with password saving apps.
     
  3. DarrenUK macrumors regular

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    #3
    I completely agree, I was really looking forward to this feature but after trying it out today I am pretty disappointed. Hopefully it will improve with an update sometime soon.
     
  4. maxsix Suspended

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    #4
    Keychain is excellent, I've been using it for years.

    However... Like all other software you benefit greatly from _learning_ how to use it.
     

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