Keychain Password

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by drjmr2000, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. drjmr2000 macrumors newbie

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    I have forgotten my password for keychain!

    What do I do?
     
  2. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    There is not much you can do.

    You can go into the Keychain Manager and create a new default keychain. From that point on you will basically be starting over with saving passwords and logins, but you won't be able to get back already stored information.
     
  3. drjmr2000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But that seems utterly riddiculous!

    Why would they not creat a system to restore and recover a password?

    I am stuck with this piece of garbage now?
     
  4. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    As far as I know, there is no way around it. It sounds to me like a secure way to handle it. It is only your fault that you forgot your password.... If you are stuck with any "garbage" it is your own fault.
     
  5. Maui macrumors 6502a

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    You might take a look at this page on Apple Support. I'm not sure if it is what you need, but it is worth a look.

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.4/en/mh1777.html

    "Solving problems with keychains

    If you have some experience administering computers, you may be able to identify and resolve some keychain problems by using Keychain First Aid.

    With Keychain First Aid, you can:

    Verify and repair keychain settings and permissions
    Reset a keychain (delete a keychain reference while preserving the keychain file)
    Make the login keychain password the same as the login password
    Set the login keychain as the default keychain
    Set the login keychain to always remain unlocked"
     
  6. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    You have to know the password to use that.
     

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