8 Replies Latest reply: May 23, 2006 4:40 AM by Petra Lehmann
Eric Willie Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
(Only) ... so far .... on my daughter's User Acoount, when she is in Safari, etc. before she can use the apllications she is trying to use, the Key Chain Password window opens up each and every time and she has to click on the cancel button each time before she can go on. Where and What neesd changing in the Preferences/ Other so this doesn't keep happening ?

Thanks

iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • Petra Lehmann Level 4 Level 4 (1,655 points)
    Hi Eric,
    her keychain password and her account password are different. Just change the keychain password to her login password and all is dandy.
    -Petra
  • Eric Willie Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    Thanks, and I use to know a " Petra " in grade school, in West Hill, Ont.
  • Eric Willie Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    Thanks, And I use to know a " Petre " in grade school, in West Hill, Ontario, Canada
  • Eric Willie Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    I tired, but I am unable to change her keychain password, She thinks it's the same as her log-in for her used account, but it is not. Where do I go from here ?
  • Eric Willie Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    I tired to change the keychain password to match her log-in password, but I am not able to, my daughter " thought' it was the same. Where do I go from here ???
  • Petra Lehmann Level 4 Level 4 (1,655 points)
    Hi Eric,

    if you do not know the password of her keychain then there is no way to change the password. This is what makes the keychain so secure: no password - no access.

    By default, both your login and your keychain password are the same. Once you log into your account the keychain is opened and all applications that need a particular password to perform their duty can automatically retrieve that password from the keychain without any user interaction.

    However, once your keychain has a different password it will not open on login. The applications will still try to access the stored informations but cannot do so, without giving them the keychain password. That is why these windows pop up, asking you for the keychain's password.

    So, either you come up with the correct password and then change it to one that matches your daughter's login password or you will have to delete the keychain: In Keycain Access, choose Keychain List from the Edit menu and then delete the "login" keychain. Deleting the keychain removes the keychain from the Keychains list but does not remove the keychain file from your disk. If you remember your password later, you can recover the items stored in the keychain by choosing Edit > Keychain List and adding this file.

    -Petra
  • George Orville Level 4 Level 4 (2,060 points)
    Petra..The following is not quite correct..... Deleting the keychain removes the keychain from the Keychains list but does not remove the keychain file from your disk

    A person has a choice .......

    When you delete the keychain, you have two options:
    A— “Delete References.... removes the keychain from the keychain list but does not remove the keychain file from your disk. If you remember your password later, you can recover the items stored in the keychain by choosing File > Add Keychain and opening this file.

    B— Removes files from your disk. You might choose this if the file is corrupted or damaged in some way and you don't want to recover it
    • Perform the following steps......
    1. Open.... Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access.
    2. In the Toolbar. Click “Show Keychains” if the keychain drawer is closed, then select the keychain you want todelete.
    3. From File> Delete "keychain" ....(the command will show the name of the selected keychain).
    4. Click “Delete References” or “Delete References & Files”.

    george
  • Petra Lehmann Level 4 Level 4 (1,655 points)
    Hi George,
    yep, that is what I meant. Sorry if I wasn't clear enough.
    -Petra