Transmit: how do I recover saved passwords?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by happywaffle, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. happywaffle macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2002
    Transmit conveniently saves all my FTP connection passwords, but seemingly not in a form that I can actually look at them. I checked out com.panic.transmit.plist in my Preferences folder, but the password didn't seem to be stored there; the "RemotePassword" key did have a "PasswordInKeychain" value, though.

    Sooooo I checked Keychain Access, but there were no entries for Transmit, or for the site I was accessing.

    Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Odds are you're in the right application (Keychain Access), but you're looking at the wrong keychain. There are multiple keychains, besides the login one.
  3. happywaffle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2002
    That's a good thought, but I don't think that's it. I've got:

    login - 215 items
    Microsoft_Intermediate_Certificates - 0 items
    System - 24 items
    System Roots - 0 items

    So the only other possibility is System, but it only contains 22 AirPort network passwords, one Back to My Mac key, and one PPP password.

    Any other ideas?
  4. whooleytoo macrumors 604


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    For me, they are showing up in Keychain Access, as "Internet password"s; in the login keychain.

    You should be able to verify if the passwords are being stored there, by locking the keychain then launching Transmit, and attempting to connect to a site. If the passwords are coming from Keychain Access, you'll be prompted to unlock the keychain.
  5. happywaffle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2002
    Ah! That's the issue. Didn't even need to do the test, I just checked out my Internet passwords - they're recorded as the IP address, not the nicknames I'd given them in Transmit, which is why they didn't turn up in a search.

    Problem solved, thanks!

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