Passwords

SJK123

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May 4, 2006
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I use a win program called Password Agent. Basically it saves all my user names and passwords and it can open the corresponding web site and “auto-fill” the user name and password for you. Does anyone know of a similar Mac solution?

P.S. I am about to set up a new (refurb) iMac.
 

PlaceofDis

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Jan 6, 2004
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well OS X has the "Keychain' which stores your information and what not, in Safari or whatever browser you use you can have it store your info to the keychain and use auto-fill. other apps can use it too.
 

obrien234

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Yeah, If you go under Preferences in Safari. There's a tab for AutoFill (I think that what its called). Just check the box next to user names and passwords.
 

SJK123

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Great, but does the keychain have the ability to look at your list of passwords? Password Agent also lets you keep some notes. It is like a small database program. I guess I could always use excel if there isn't this type of program for Mac's.
 

PlaceofDis

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SJK123 said:
Great, but does the keychain have the ability to look at your list of passwords? Password Agent also lets you keep some notes. It is like a small database program. I guess I could always use excel if there isn't this type of program for Mac's.
i'm not on my mac, so i can't check... but yes you can open up the application and view your passwords through it without a problem. i'm not sure how detailed it is though i'll check when i get home if no one else has responded by then.
 

jsw

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Yes, using the Applications->Utilities->Keychain Access app, you can see all passwords as well as add comments. However, by default, passwords aren't shown and you need to authenticate before viewing them one at a time. This, however, is much safer, and you can still get at the passwords you want to see.
 

SJK123

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Thanks for the responses. If it is like (just found it) Opera’s “wand” program it will work just fine. I can’t wait to get started.