Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2013 5:40 PM (in response to Rour)
The login Keychain is corrupt and cannot be repaired. Since it is no longer useful to you, you should delete it.
A new Keychain will be created automatically. You will need to re-enter passwords for any service that requires a password.MacBooks iMacs iPads AirPorts, OS X Mavericks (10.9), 28 years Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2013 6:41 PM (in response to John Galt)
Hi John: Thank you very much for you kind response.From the photo you have posted I see the following in my computer:I dont seem to have the delete option and the icon is not a padlock (why?) I think I am gonna use the following:I will go to file an "delete keychain login". Is that the right thing to do?One more thing (sorry for asking too many questions!).I have had problems with accesing Icloud using system preferences, and I realized that, for example you have an Icloud Padlock icon, and I dont. Is there anything I can do to fix that? Thank you very much for your time and willingness to help.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2013 6:57 PM (in response to Rour)
I will go to file an "delete keychain login". Is that the right thing to do?
You must unlock the padlock first, using your Mac's login password.
for example you have an Icloud Padlock icon, and I dont.
I believe the only reason I have an iCloud Padlock is that I am using iCloud Keychain:MacBooks iMacs iPads AirPorts, OS X Mavericks (10.9), 28 years Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2013 7:25 PM (in response to John Galt)
- I deleted Keychain login, (and only have left Local items, System and System Root).
- I did not have the option of unlocking the padlock (because I did not have Padlock icon in Keychain Login.
- When I deleted It did not ask me my Apple Id.
After I did that, I restarted my computer and I was asked again "Os X keychain to local Items". I could reenter to my computer and I have checked and i see the following:
- I new keychain "login" but with an icon that is not a padlock.
I would appreciate your comments, maybe I did something wrong!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2013 7:28 PM (in response to Rour)
You did nothing wrong. Please follow the instructions here:
It should display in Spanish for you.
Let me know if this works.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2013 7:38 PM (in response to John Galt)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2013 8:50 PM (in response to Rour)
You should delete your login keychain since that is the one with the problem. I do not believe that it is the one you have selected in your screenshot.
I am trying to solicit help from someone who speaks Spanish...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2013 1:09 PM (in response to John Galt)
Hi John (help much appreciated!)
I actually changed the language settings (everything is in english now).
First: This is the image I see now after deleting "login keychain" and restarting my Mac:
I have the login but with no padlock, just an empty square!.
Second, if i go to edit and try to change settings for keychain login, I dont have that option available (according to the image below.
It still sometimes asks me for the Keychain agent password which I dont know where to find it.
No clue what is going in here! Thank you again!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2013 8:04 PM (in response to Rour)
Thank you. It helps to read your screenshots in English.
First, please tell me that you are not using FileVault and you did not set a Firmware Password. If you do not know what those are then you probably did not. If you are using one or the other, you will need additional instructions before proceeding.
Otherwise, please start your Mac in Safe Mode:
- Starting your Mac in Safe Mode will take longer than usual, graphics will not render smoothly, audio is disabled on some Macs, and some programs (iTunes for example) may not work at all.
- To end Safe Mode restart your Mac normally. Shutdown will take longer as well.
While your Mac is running in Safe Mode, please try to repair your Login Keychain again.MacBooks iMacs iPads AirPorts, OS X Mavericks (10.9), 28 years Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2013 8:39 PM (in response to John Galt)
Thanks to you John.
I hadn´t heard about File Vault and I am quite sure I did not set a Firmware password (I actually verified in my computer and it says that "Filevault is turned off for the Disk Macintosh HD").
I will do exactly what you have suggested and will try to repair my Login Keychain again.
I sincerely appreciate your advice, I will let you know what happened tomorrow night.
All the best!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2013 8:09 PM (in response to Rour)
Hi John (it´s me again sorry!)
I did what you suggested using Safe Mode (I actually did it following http://support.apple.com/kb/PH14204 for oS X Mavericks).
I followed the same steps that I have done before;
- Before deleting I used First aid Keychain and what I got was the following:
- Then I hit repair and I got the following:
- After that I decided to delete Login Keychain (the empty square), it was gone. I restarted my computer in normal mode. Once I did that what I see now is the following:
- Maybe I missed something, and I still cant see the padlock in login, and no way no decipher whats going on.
PERHAPS THE FOLLOWING IS RELATED:
- If try log into ICloud through System Preferences the following pops up after entering my Apple ID and Password:
- If I select Reset to Defaults I get the following (even if I select cancel):
- And after that I get the following:
Could that be related? Thank you very much again and sorry for too many images.
All the best!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2013 6:27 PM (in response to Rour)
Try de-selecting Keychain in System Preferences > iCloud. Then, using Keychain Access, attempt to delete the Login keychain again.
Sorry I have not been of any help. I have attempted to duplicate this problem without success.MacBooks iMacs iPads AirPorts, OS X Mavericks (10.9), 28 years Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2013 9:50 PM (in response to John Galt)
I tried the last option, but I cant move far from the images I pasted, I dont have any way to move from that point (No icloud in my Mac).
You have been of great help! I thank you very much for that.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2013 2:27 AM (in response to Rour)
I've been reading this string with interest as I'. having exactly the same problem. I'd never even heard of a keychain before Mavericks and now I find that these prompts keep coming up on my Mac to enter a password. I've tried all of the above withough success. Can i ask...would a clean reinstall solve the problem? I have back up so I wouldnt lose much, but I'm tearing my hair out trying to solve this really irritating problem! Thanks for all the advice so far!
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