Keychain is a Disaster

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

  1. vtstarck macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2009
    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


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    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


    Oct 23, 2012
    Southampton, UK
    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


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    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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