Mavericks Keychain Access FUBAR

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  1. Sumleilmus macrumors member

    Sumleilmus

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    Suddenly today my Keychain Access is fouled up.

    I created a new secure note in the login keychain. When I try to open it, I am not asked for my password. Instead, I see an error message "Access to this item is restricted -25320 "

    I can no longer open any item in my keychain.

    My account is that of an administrator.

    I and the other administrator (both are me) and the admin group have rw privileges for my user folder. All others have no access.

    I have repaired permissions on the boot volume (where my user account is).

    I logged out and logged back in.

    I repaired the Keychain Access app using the menu command (no errors found).

    I looked at ~/Library/Keychains with ls -al
    Code:
    MBP92:Keychains username$ ls -al
    total 2696
    drwxr-xr-x  13 username  admin     442 Dec 15 07:47 .
    drwx------@ 96 username  admin    3264 Dec 13 17:36 ..
    -rw-r--r--@  1 username  admin    6148 Dec 16  2012 .DS_Store
    -r--------   1 username  admin       0 Nov  7  2011 .fl0D1D1BA9
    -r--r--r--   1 username  admin       0 Sep 22  2008 .fl62323D2F
    -r--r--r--   1 username  admin       0 Sep 23  2010 .flA6A9AF81
    drwxr-xr-x   3 username  admin     102 Oct 16  2005 .syncinfo
    drwx------   7 username  admin     238 Nov 11 14:45 234E7A52-8B62-57EB-81A9-8365C9FD196A
    -rw-r--r--   1 username  admin   20460 Sep 23  2010 Microsoft_Intermediate_Certificates
    -rw-r--r--@  1 username  admin  727848 Dec 15 07:47 login.keychain
    -rw-r--r--   1 username  admin  522528 Mar  1  2014 login.keychain.sb-de65e428-C4TJkK
    -rw-------   1 username  admin   23148 Dec 13 05:17 metadata.keychain
    -rw-r--r--   1 username  admin   73697 Sep 22  2008 username.keychain.zip
    
    Any suggestions how to unbooger this?
     
  2. Sumleilmus thread starter macrumors member

    Sumleilmus

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    resolved by Recovery HD

    Resolved.

    I booted to Recovery HD, repaired boot volume, again repaired permissions.

    On reboot, Keychain Access appeared to not respond when I tried to launch it. After 2 minutes or so, it finally appeared, and it worked again.

    Twenty years on Mac OS, and this was a new experience for me.
     

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