This has worked for over 200 customers @ my Apple store. This is the solution for Mac users. Im not going to go into detail of software design, the cookies in Safari do not effect this issue.
Keychain Access ----> delete itunes/appleid passwords
open itunes--------> enter correct password(first attempt) check "remember"
OSX users only
uj: issue has been corrected and has not returned in over 2 weeks. This was not a "today" fix.
YOU MAY HAVE ANOTHER ISSUE----->USER ERROR
it doesn't work for me. sorry to pop your balloon.
to begin with, there are no itunes entries in the keychain app, only one appleid. following your proceedure does not change anything here.
is the OP still around, aindriu?
maybe he/she has gone to get something to eat, this is a long discussion...
In your case, try............Keychain Access : -----> KeychainFirst Aid
yes, i've been through the keychain first aid scenario a few months ago, when this all started.
i just tried it again, it did find something unrelated (apparently) to fix, but it didn't change the itunes log in requests.
Hello. Thanks for your input.
The pop up boxes in iTunes still occurs before and after an erase an install of Lion. Keychain scenario is not a factor since I have no reference in Keychain to iTunes/AppleID or Keychain First Aid.
I spoke with AppleCare this morning. They still believe the issue is coming from resetting Safari with "Remove all website data" checked. This is true for me. When I reset safari, open iTunes, the pop up boxes come back.In my case, The Apple Engineers are right. At this time I will wait for an approved work around or fix from Apple Engineers. I still recommend reporting this pop up box to Apple. Good Luck.
So after reinstalling Lion, you still get the same issue..............."Light bulbs comes on?" Wouldnt you think that it is not safari? Cookies are not related, they fed you BS. Linger on with your safari beliefs, and you will not fix your issue, especially after a reinstall.
Sonce this post I made I have had over 20 inbox messages with success.
Alright, so this is what I did.
1. Open itunes (enter your user name & password if prompted)
2. Open preferences and go to "Store" tab.
3. (If unchecked), enable any Automatic Downloads (I just enabled Music)
4. Also check "Always check for available downloads" & "Automatically download pre-orders"
5. Go to Devices tab and check "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically"
6. Click OK. Your downloads will automatically start downloading.
7. You do not need to wait until all songs are downloaded. You may cancel these automatic downloads anytime.
8. Open preferences again and go to "Store" tab. Uncheck all three automatic downloads.
9. Uncheck "Always check for available downloads" & uncheck "Automatically download pre-orders"
10. (This step is optional) - Go to Devices tab and choose "Prevent iPods, iPhones from syncing automatically" if you want to sync your iDevice when plugged to your computer.
11. Click OK, close iTunes and unplug your iDevice.
12. Plug your iDevice and open iTunes (if it's not opened automatically)
13. The message "Sign in for automatic downloads" should be gone.
Worked for me on iTunes 10.6.1
jkrisp21's solition worked for me too, for one day. Then as usual the password prompt appeared so I typed it in and hit enter, it appeared again immeditely so I typed it again, as usual. I changed my apple ID password, reset warnings, unchecked automatic downloads, check for purchases, iCloud syncing, even retreive ablum artwork and cd track names from the internet. Nothing, and I mean absofu**inglutely nothing works!!! Why can't apple fix this crap?
I tried the solutions in this thread and none worked. Unless I missed this particular solution in this thread, here's what I did:
Authorize your computer, it will likely tell you it's already authorized. The link above says that this "resets" the data.
I also stopped safari from blocking any pop ups and cookies, regardless of what some of you think. It worked. No more annoying sign in requests in iTunes.
I have now reset my safari security settings to block everything, itunes still doesnt ask me for login, so I presume the link above is the real solution to the problem, try both if you have to.
Thanks for everyone's efforts to help everyone fix this. itunes, in my opinion, is a terrible program. Ironically it should be brought up to true Apple standards.