Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2013 2:30 PM (in response to wex60)
The login keychain is the default keychain. If you have changed your password, and not changed the login keychain, a new one is created with your user_name.
Safari usually saves web site passwords and name&address fill-ins in the default login keychain.
There is no penalty for NOT supplying access, but getting the message tells you your keychain is set up in an unusual way, probably from changing your login password without updating your keychain password.
Keychains can be very convenient for securely saving random private stuff like website passwords. You can walk away from your old keychain and create another one and start adding passwords to the new one on a whim.
All it is doing is securely remembering those passwords. Nothing is really lost, except instant login to web sites where you have set obscure passwords. This saves you retyping or ( if you forget them entirely) going through the web site's "I forgot my password" procedure.Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 4:41 PM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)
Grant, this is very confusing. Why isn't changing a password automatically changing it in the login keychain? I don't usually have to enter passwords manually in the keychain for it to record them. I have suddenly found Safari asking for my password, before it will open. It has NEVER done this in my 20 years of Mac use, so I'm quite mystified, especially since I haven't changed the password recently. Any ideas?