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imagents wants to use the keychain login

1773 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 2, 2011 10:38 AM by catchy pseudonym RSS
yvesleon3105 Calculating status...
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Jul 4, 2011 11:53 PM

After startup I get to enter the password to approve that imagents use the keychain login all the time.


How can I get rid of this without uninstalling Facetime?

  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Jul 5, 2011 2:48 AM (in response to yvesleon3105)

    What are these imagents?

  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Jul 5, 2011 1:11 PM (in response to yvesleon3105)

    "...Imagent needs to access your keychain, and asks me for my password." It's part of the FaceTime beta app. Not sure there's a lot you can do about it unless you want to remove FaceTime beta… So remove it and get the app from the App Store.

  • greggfrombaldwin Calculating status...
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    Jul 14, 2011 10:25 PM (in response to yvesleon3105)

    Has anyone been able to solve this issue without having to uninstall Facetime?  This issue message first started popping up for me when I restored my Mac from a Time Machine backup... now every time I boot my computer and log in, this message appears... it stopped when I uninstalled Facetime, but came back when I reinstalled it.  I'd prefer to be able to continue to use Facetime, but if I can't find a solution, I'll have no choice but to use another video chat program...

  • greggfrombaldwin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 15, 2011 8:29 PM (in response to greggfrombaldwin)

    I actually figured out what the issue was... I recently changed my login keychain's password so that it was different from my user login password.  I guess that caused keychain access to do some wacky things, cuz once I changed the password back, all the "imagent wants to use keychain login" prompts stopped appearing.  I hope that helps everyone else!

  • catchy pseudonym Calculating status...
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    Nov 2, 2011 10:38 AM (in response to yvesleon3105)

    Keychain has a permissions list that can sometimes get twisted up.  Click the "Keychain Access" menu and select "Keychain First Aid" and see if that helps resolve any of your issues.


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