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

    Jun 16, 2010
    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

    Mar 10, 2011
    If you have not done this, open System Preferences->iCloud and uncheck the Keychain item.
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2009
    Are you using Safari or Chrome?
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    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.

  5. Kissmyne macrumors 6502


    Apr 21, 2015
    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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