4 Replies Latest reply: May 23, 2013 5:41 AM by WZZZ
John Zuill1 Level 1 Level 1
expertise.macosx
Mac OS X

I never use it but it keeps popping asking for passwords i dont know.  It doesnt remeber passwords.  I have to keep a record of them myself. Its annoying and interupts me. What is it for?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • --A--C-- Level 2 Level 2

    What it is for:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keychain_(Mac_OS)

    or google search for more info.

     

    You can try to reset the Keychain Database and see if it works or not

    • Goto Macintosh HD/Applications/Utilities/ and open Keychain Access
    • From the Keychain Access menu, choose Preferences.
    • Click Reset My Keychain, which is under the General pane.
    • Authenticate with your account login password.
    • Quit Keychain Access.
    • Restart your computer.

     

    good luck

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    First, DO NOT RESET YOUR KEYCHAIN. If you do, you will lose all entries there. That should be the very last thing you try to fix this issue--and we still don't know exactly what the issue is.

     

    What passwords does it keep asking you for?

  • --A--C-- Level 2 Level 2

    Hi WZZZ,

     

    I was suggesting this because the OP said:

    "what is Keychain, I never use it, I keep a record of the passwords myself"

    So if all entries are lost, he can add them again, because he has them stored elsewhere or written down.

    Thought this would be the quickest way to resolve this, just trying to help, nobody else was answering Johns question.

    no offence, you probably know more about it than me, given your level. I'll leave it to you.

     

    greetings.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Well, the OP may think he or she never uses it, but that would most likely appear to be based on not having an understanding of the function of Keychain. Anyway, it's always best to get more details when it's not clear exactly what the problem is before suggesting a "solution."