Keychain Password

Jestered

macrumors 6502
Oct 13, 2005
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Austin, Texas
I have forgotten my password for keychain!

What do I do?
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.
 

drjmr2000

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Original poster
Jul 20, 2007
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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.
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?
 

Jestered

macrumors 6502
Oct 13, 2005
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Austin, Texas
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?
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.
 

Maui

macrumors 6502a
May 18, 2007
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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"
 

Jestered

macrumors 6502
Oct 13, 2005
426
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Austin, Texas
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"
You have to know the password to use that.