There must be some way to defeat iCloud Keychain

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by ginsengbomb, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. ginsengbomb macrumors member

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    I've researched this heavily and I can't for the life of me figure it out. My problem is simple:

    I have Lastpass. Lastpass is great! However, I also have a bunch of saved passwords in my iCloud Keychain from when I was relying on that for password management. No matter what I do, iCloud Keychain passwords autofill in my browser, requiring me to manually overwrite them using the Lastpass widget. Chrome is set to not do auto-fill but apparently Keychain trumps Chrome.

    This is a minor nuisance in effect, but it's unsettling that I simply cannot remove these passwords from my keychain. I launch Keychain Access, delete all Internet Passwords from the login keychain (I've tried deleting them as a group, deleting one at a time, etc.), and for a short time thereafter all is well, until at some point my passwords re-sync with the cloud and my Internet Passwords are back. You'd think that by deleting them, I would be deleting them from iCloud but, well, no, apparently not.

    I tried disabling iCloud Keychain. This was a total cluster*#(%. Suddenly, almost all of my OS X apps were seemingly incapable of storing login credentials. I tried deleting the login keychain, but it repopulates from iCloud.

    I guess, simply put: how the heck do I just flush all of my passwords from my iCloud Keychain? And why is this so bloody difficult?
     
  2. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

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    #2
    If you have not done this, open System Preferences->iCloud and uncheck the Keychain item.
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Are you using Safari or Chrome?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Those passwords are not stored in the login Keychain, but rather the iCloud keychain in the list there just below login. I think if you remove them from there you will get what you are after.

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  5. Kissmyne macrumors 6502

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    1.Go to System Preferences>iCloud, Turn off iCloud Keychain
    2.Go to Safari>Preferences>Passwords, remove any website entries with out of dat autofilled passwords.

    This should be all that is necessary to complete this. You could typically just do the step I listed as "2" without turning off iCloud Keychain, just keep in mind it will affect your other devices using iCloud Keychain.
     

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