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how to use keychain

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how do I use keychain?

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,160 points)
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    May 28, 2013 11:56 AM (in response to SSIS)

    Visit a site you visit that requires you to enter a username and password. You should be prompted to save that information. Click Yes. That will create a, "keychain" for you so you do not have to re enter the password with every visit.

     

    Keychains can be accessed in HD > Applications > Utilitites > Keychain Access

     

    If you need help using keychains, launch Keychain Access. From the menu bar, click Help.

     

    You can easily access passwords from Safari > Preferences > Passwords

     

    Right or control click a website url then click Copy Password. You can then Paste the password into a password form on a website.

  • freediverx01 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Jun 15, 2013 6:51 AM (in response to Carolyn Samit)

    Keychain doesn't work consistently. For example, it remembers and autofills my Amazon account login, but it never prompts me to save my login info for my bank. If this is the intended behavior, it's useless and I'm much better off with a solution like 1Password.

  • AirplaneMike Calculating status...
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    Dec 14, 2013 9:25 AM (in response to SSIS)

    Can I access my passwords outside of Safari?  Could I see them on my iPhone or on a PC when I log into iCloud?

  • AxeBox360 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 25, 2014 2:59 AM (in response to freediverx01)

    I have noticed this too. I'm trying to migrate away from Roboform, but in it's  current incarnation Keychain just does't cut it. there are too many Web sites where you enter the credentials and wait for prompt to save them  in Keychain , and the prompt never comes.

     

    I've moved quite a few logins over, but  I can't leave Roboform until Keychain fully supports financial web sites, credit cards (including security codes from the back of the card) , and other information such as banco account, drivers license, etc.

     

    Keychain has a long way to go.

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