Opera wants to access keychain "Opera Safe Storage"

al404

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After latest update macOS prompt me to enter my password to let Opera access keychain "Opera Safe Storage"

I don't really trust opera, especially after has got acquired by Chinese

If I don't let opera access keychain I guess it can't store password and I will get this annoying pop up every time, in case I will let opera access keychain can it access all keychain data?
 
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flyinmac

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After latest update macOS prompt me to enter my password to let Opera access keychain "Opera Safe Storage"

I don't really trust opera, especially after has got acquired by Chinese

If I don't let opera access keychain I guess it can't store password and I will get this annoying pop up every time, in case I will let opera access keychain can it access all keychain data?
Possibly anything it deems fit once you say yes. Because the question you’re answering isn’t being specific as in “this particular item, in this box, that looks like this, in this particular cubby”. You’re just saying yes, you can come through the door into my house. Let me unlock the door, help yourself.

Yes, it’s saying a particular title. But... who created that keychain to start with??? (Presumably Opera). What’s in it???

And personally, if I don’t trust software, then I don’t install it.

Most prompts I get are to allow the program into the safe. After that, it can create its own entry. But... what did it put into it’s own entry? Where did that come from?

If I don’t trust the developer, then I’m not handling them the keys to nothing.
 
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casperes1996

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After latest update macOS prompt me to enter my password to let Opera access keychain "Opera Safe Storage"

I don't really trust opera, especially after has got acquired by Chinese

If I don't let opera access keychain I guess it can't store password and I will get this annoying pop up every time, in case I will let opera access keychain can it access all keychain data?

Why do you use Opera then?
 

HBX

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After latest update macOS prompt me to enter my password to let Opera access keychain "Opera Safe Storage"

I don't really trust opera, especially after has got acquired by Chinese

If I don't let opera access keychain I guess it can't store password and I will get this annoying pop up every time, in case I will let opera access keychain can it access all keychain data?


Has to be the most uneducated post. First off I've been using Opera for years, and have not had one issue with it.

Your comment on it being acquired by the Chinese is well uneducated, they're currently funded by a Chinese company and the original developers are the same nothing has changed. As for Opera reporting back what it can access inside of your Keychain DB, very highly unlikely. I've packet sniffed my Mac and my network, all I've seen were Operas servers related to their VPN service along with the update servers.

https://developer.apple.com/library...eneralPurposeCrypto/GeneralPurposeCrypto.html
 

Rooticles

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May 30, 2018
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I need to have opera just for testing websites
After latest update macOS prompt me to enter my password to let Opera access keychain "Opera Safe Storage"

If I don't let opera access keychain I guess it can't store password and I will get this annoying pop up every time, in case I will let opera access keychain can it access all keychain data?
Hey Al 404, thank you for posting this question. After being an Opera user for six years (due to site testing) I have been rather dumbfounded by this pop up too. Hopefully someone kind will be along shortly to answer our query....?
 
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