What's EscrowServiceByPassToken

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by eekahil, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. eekahil macrumors newbie

    eekahil

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    #1
    Aaahhh, the Keychain ! So many mysteries ( to me) there.

    In Keychain Access Control:

    What is this?
    What is it for?
    Should it be deleted?

    Attributes
    Name: EscrowService
    Kind: application password
    Account: EscrowServiceBypassToken
    Where: EscrowService

    Access Control
    com.apple.lakitu


    All I have found is that Lakitu is a developer's Mario Bros joke.
     
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

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    #2
    It is used for iCloud Keychain, probably for setup or recovery. Key escrow is a term used in cryptography where encryption keys or other secrets are held in escrow by someone. Should you delete it? Probably not if you are using this service.
     

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