Keychain password

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by ytech, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. ytech macrumors member

    ytech

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    #1
    Hey,
    I would like to get a deeper understanding of how keychain works, for example, when I change my account password (not resetting it) is the keychain password also change?, will it unlock automatically when I log in?
    Or is it remains the first password I choose when the account was first created?
    I understand that if your reset your password (without knowing the previous one) you are in trouble..
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    If you change the login password, that will automatically change the Keychain password to the same password. You can manually go to Keychain and set it to a different password if you like.

    Correct... if you lose you login password then reset the password, you will no longer have access to the Keychain and will need to create a new Keychain file.
     

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