14 Replies Latest reply: Apr 15, 2009 11:31 PM by juliang72
OliOC Level 1 (0 points)
As the title suggests, for no apparent reason Safari has just started continually opening a popup stating:

A keychain cannot be found to store "Safari."

The options available are 'Cancel' or 'Reset to defaults'.

Resetting to defaults doesn't really seem to do anything. I've tried using Keychain First Aid, but this doesn't flag up any issues and doesn't fix the problem.

Any help is much appreciated.

Mac Pro Dual 2.0Ghz, MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 (21,405 points)

    Your user account keychains is found via the Finder at Your User Account>Library>Keychains - login.keychain.

    Go to your Applications>Utilities folder, open Keychain Access. You ought to see a collection titled "login", which holds your internet passwords. If you do, go to the Keychain Menu and run "Keychain First-Aid">repair. If errors appear, rerun until you get a clean pass. Restart Safari.

    If no login collection appears, go to the location set out above. Let me know if a login.keychain file exists. If it does, back to keychain access - File menu>Add keychain - navigate to the file and select it. Then, rerun Keychain First-Aid>repair.

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  • cluesque Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm running Leopard and encountering this problem. It appeared today, seemingly coincident with my installation of Flash 10 and its Octostream plugin.

    Keychain First-Aid reports no problems. It does show a login collection.

    Any other suggestions would be welcomed.
  • William Lynes Level 1 (5 points)
    Same issue here, **** CNN.com inauguration stream.
  • andrea DeMers Level 1 (0 points)
    I've been experiencing the same issue in Safari 3.2.1

    - Flash Player 10,0,12,36

    - Silverlight 2 RTW (2.0.31005.0) (Installed to watch inauguration live stream at http://www.pic2009.org)

    - Octostream plugin (Installed for cnn.com live stream)

    - Flip4Mac WMV

    I'm not logged in with admin privileges.

    Message was edited by: andrea DeMers
  • zephyrmjw Level 1 (0 points)
    Same exact issue on two separate systems (both 10.5.6) that updated to Flash 10.
  • flyingroti Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the same **** problem, after downloading the plugin for the CNN inauguration coverage. Really want a fix. Anyone?
  • cbarnes0981 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem here. Also coinciding with a flash 10 install.
  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 (21,405 points)
    Hi and to all others experiencing this problem.

    Move to the trash the Octostream plugin from your HD>Library>Internet Plugins folder.

    I suggest uninstalling Flash, then downloading and reinstalling it. When the install is finished, open Disk Utility in your Applications>Utilities folder, and "repair permissions". Restart Safari. In the Safari Menu>Empty Cache.

    Message was edited by: Hawaiian_Starman
  • andrea DeMers Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Hawaiian_Starman.

    I checked HD>Library>Internet Plugins folder and could not find a file related to Octostream. I even compared names of files in Time Machine to make sure.
    However, I ran the Flash uninstaller and that got rid of the keychain problem. I haven't reinstalled it yet.
    Also, not sure if coincidence, but I'm no longer getting randomly logged out of a phpBB website I often visit.

    Message was edited by: andrea DeMers
  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 (21,405 points)

    You'll find web sites, such as YouTube etc. are flash driven. If you want to access that type of content, you'll need to reinstall Flash. I suspect you had some oddities in your Macromedia Preference folder causing the various oddities. Nothing like a "fresh start".
  • andrea DeMers Level 1 (0 points)
    Since I had so uninstall Flash 10 to get rid of the Octostream plugin, I can't tell which was causing the problem. Who/what is Octostream anyways? I couldn't find anything about it at http://www.cnn.com/help/live.html . A search of adobe.com came up empty. After a quick Google search, I found octostream.com . If this is indeed the company that makes the plugin, their website sure doesn't inspire confidence. The link to the support page doesn't even work!
  • surfpick Level 1 (0 points)
    After installing Flash 10, a few days ago, I had the same problem with the keychain message. Did anyone figure out the fix? So far all the suggestions I've tried have come up with nothing. Any help is really appreciated! Thanks.
  • juliang72 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem after installing Flash 10. Unfortunately, none of the fixes mentioned above worked, any thoughts anyone?