3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 1, 2011 8:45 PM by Carolyn Samit
ron8 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
Safari keeps asking for my password to access keychain login. How do I correct this?

Thanks for helping.

Ron

iMac i7 27", Mac OS X (10.6.4), 8 GB RAM iPhone 3GS 32GB
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (98,810 points)
    HI Ron,

    Quit Safari (Command + Q)

    Open Keychain Access (Applications/Utilities)

    Click the gold padlock icon top left in the window so it's open. You may be prompted for your admin password.

    Now quit Keychain Access.

    Relaunch Safari.

    Most users have their Keychain Access password the same as their admin password which is much easier. If you still have problems, go back to Keychain Access again. Then from the menu bar click Keychain Access / Keychain FirstAid. Enter your admin password, select Verify then click: Start

    If necessary, click Repair.

    Good article here re Keychain Access.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-10330156-263.html
























    Carolyn
  • ron8 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Hi Carolyn
    Thanks for your reply.
    What I forgot to mention is that Safari keeps asking for my keychain password after a restart.....sorry. Is this normal?
    Also, I have some older password items and notes(2005-2006) which keychain says "access to these items is restricted" when I ask for the password. These keychain items were transferred from my G5 to my iMac i7. Why are these items restricted?

    Thanks

    Ron
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (98,810 points)
    Hi,

    In Keychain Access - Passwords.

    Right or control click the Safari Forms Autofill. Select the Access Control tab.

    Deselect: Ask for Keychain password

    Click: Save Changes.

    Quit Safari. Relaunch Safari.

    See if that helps.

    If not, open a Finder window. select your Home folder in the Sidebar on the left. Then open the Library folder then the Preferences folder.

    Move the com.apple.keychainaccess.plist file to the Trash.

    Hopefully Safari won't ask for the password again.

    older password items and notes(2005-2006) which keychain says "access to these items is restricted" when I ask for the password


    Not sure what it means by restricted. If you are't using those keychains any longer, delete them.