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Safari won't stop asking for my password

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Linda Engelsiepen Calculating status...
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Feb 7, 2006 10:05 AM
I've seen some similar threads but none addressing this problem specifically. Every time I open up Safari, it wants my keychain password.

I guess it's for the autofill, because every time I delete it from the keychains, it comes back and I open up Safari again, that keychain is created again in my folder.

It's not a problem, I know my password etc. but it's a pain in the butt. I'm using a G4 Powerbook, don't know that that makes a difference. It doesn't do this on any other computer.

Thanks for any help - Linda
G4 Powerbook, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • jclark Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 9, 2006 4:42 PM (in response to Linda Engelsiepen)
    Well, no one else has posted here - I'll add that that's my issue as well...

    jeff
    several, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
  • Phreak.Net Calculating status...
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    Feb 10, 2006 8:52 AM (in response to Linda Engelsiepen)
    When it asks you again, look the for the option to "Always remember this password." This will make a new file in your Keychain, which you must leave there or it will always prompt you for a password.
    eMac G4 1GHz 768MB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.4)
  • jclark Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 14, 2006 5:03 PM (in response to Phreak.Net)
    Nope, Safari doesn't offer a 'Remember from now going forward' button. The only Safari item in the Keychain is for 'Safari Fortms Autofill'...

    I'm logged in as an admin, why is it asking for a passwd at all? ( it shouldn't ask even as a guest... )


    jeff

    ...pita...
    several, Mac OS X (10.4.4)
  • Oly Calculating status...
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    Feb 15, 2006 10:32 AM (in response to Linda Engelsiepen)
    I've seen some similar threads but none addressing
    this problem specifically. Every time I open up
    Safari, it wants my keychain password.

    I guess it's for the autofill, because every time I
    delete it from the keychains, it comes back and I
    open up Safari again, that keychain is created again
    in my folder.

    It's not a problem, I know my password etc. but it's
    a pain in the butt. I'm using a G4 Powerbook, don't
    know that that makes a difference. It doesn't do
    this on any other computer.

    Thanks for any help - Linda


    Solved my Safari/ Keychains problem by just switching from Safari to FireFox.

    Should have done it months ago - now Yahoo Mail works better and allows different type fonts and colored type, too!
    Mac OS X (10.4.3), CRT iMac
  • Eme Level 5 Level 5 (5,635 points)
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    Feb 15, 2006 11:20 PM (in response to Linda Engelsiepen)
    Hi Linda ,
    Right or wrong I deleted the keychain for Safari.
    Seem to have no adverse effects.
    I noted that its password had change about two-3 weeks ago,
    when it started asking for keychain access,After i had made 2
    new web mail accounts, ( had lost ADSL access ISP,end not mine),which i access thru Safari.
    I had the same password for Safari since first buying the imac 3-04,
    I know for I had it written down to view the password for Safari i used my authenication pswrd, no problem there.
    Please note also that there is in KeyChain access>Window >Keychain first aid.
    you could verify,if problem you can run repair.If you know about it already,forgive me
    Hth, regards Eme:)
    Power PC G4 (3.3) iMac♥ Flat Panel 10.3.9 & 15 Alum.PowerBook Tiger, Mac OS X (10.4.4)
  • Eme Level 5 Level 5 (5,635 points)
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    Feb 16, 2006 12:45 PM (in response to Linda Engelsiepen)
    I have tried deleting the password but the request comes back when I open Safari.


    Not deleting the password Safari has stored that shows when you click show password but the Safari Key itself, perhaps your deleting Safaris password
    is why it asks for access,not sure, anyway thats what I did i deleted it, I do not use Autofill, so i did not think i needed it, seems i do not, no issue w/out it.

    I didn't realize there was a Keychain First Aid! Anyway, I ran it and nothing seems to be wrong.

    Well thats good at least ! Regards, Eme
    Power PC G4 (3.3) iMac♥ Flat Panel 10.3.9 & 15 Alum.PowerBook Tiger, Mac OS X (10.4.4)
  • Eme Level 5 Level 5 (5,635 points)
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    Feb 16, 2006 7:25 PM (in response to Linda Engelsiepen)
    Hi again Linda,
    It's still asking me!!! It's definitely related to Autofill - I guess I could try turning off that option but I like using it.


    yes understood, you use it, go figure we have the same os, i deleted Safari keychain & have turned autofill back on today to see,if it would reacreated no go it never came up not in the keyc. I use Safari 1.3.2 (v312.5) and yours ,
    I'll look at your post again and see.
    Eme: )
    Power PC G4 (3.3) iMac♥ Flat Panel 10.3.9 & 15 Alum.PowerBook Tiger, Mac OS X (10.4.4)
  • Eme Level 5 Level 5 (5,635 points)
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    Feb 17, 2006 4:19 PM (in response to Linda Engelsiepen)
    Hi Linda,

    This morning, I trashed my com.apple.Safari.plist file>(home) library> in home folder, opened Safari, looked in Keychains and there it is,glad to see it recreated, not asking for password though, just wanted to let you know. I do not understand why yours does, i am going take Auto fill off and and on see if it aks again.Hope you have found a solution sorry i do not have anything.
    Regards Eme:)
    Power PC G4 (3.3) iMac♥ Flat Panel 10.3.9 & 15 Alum.PowerBook Tiger, Mac OS X (10.4.4)

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