Manually add entry to iCloud keychain

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by badman89, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. badman89 macrumors regular

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    When I sign into some websites, Safari automatically asks me if I want to add the password to my iCloud keychain. But for some websites (this forum for example), Safari does not ask me if I want to save the password to my iCloud keychain. What do I do in this case? How can I manually add an entry to the iCloud keychain?

    PS: I've already checked the setting in Safari's preferences that says "allow autofill even for websites that request passwords not to be saved."
     
  2. montycat macrumors 6502

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    I was wondering the same thing. Also, how do you have it generate passwords?
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It is a flaw in the design of certain web sites like this one. I have seen reports from users who were able to get the Macrumors password to save in Keychain in Safari on iOS, then iCloud synced it over to the OS X keychain. There is no way to add one manually.

    When setting a new PW in Safari you should see this screen.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. badman89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's interesting that you call this a flaw in this website. I would personally call it a flaw in the iCloud Keychain, because my dedicated password manager (1password) has no problems storing the password for this website in its keychain. The fact that you cannot manually add an entry seems to be another glaring flaw.

    Also, safari on ios has never given me an option to save this websites password.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    If it works properly on most web sites, and not this one, then I am calling it a design issue with the web site. You can call it whatever makes you happy.

    Even before Mavericks and iCloud Keychain this site has never saved the PW to Keychain. MR uses cookies to save the PW.

    If you read the main thread on this issue you will find several users who did exactly what I mentioned.
     
  6. montycat macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!!!!
     
  7. haravikk macrumors 65816

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    Can you not transfer the password to the iCloud keychain using /Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access?
     
  8. badman89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Similarly I would say: if the website works properly on most password managers, and not this one, then I am calling it a design issue with the password manager (iCloud Keychain) rather than the website.

    Then I'm not sure why it's not working for me. I'd really appreciate it if you could link me to this thread. Thanks.
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Like I said... whatever makes you happy. I'm not interested in a debate.

    Post #4 and #6 in this thread. I saw the same trick mentioned in other threads.
     
  10. testing456 Guest

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    Solution

    There is a way.

    Go to a random website, in this example: brolmo.com.

    1. Register and save username and password to Safari.
    2. Open Keychain Access.
    3. Edit brolmo.com entry with details of your intended website.

    :)
     

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