Keychain password

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

  1. ytech macrumors member


    Nov 15, 2015
    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


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    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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