17794 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: May 23, 2006 4:40 AM by Petra Lehmann
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..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”.