3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2014 10:40 AM by sterling r
keloin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi guys,


Safari is saving passwords both on my iphone and my mac – this iCloud Keychain does work. Cool.

Then design of the website is changing and whatnot and Safari stops entering password for me.

I go to the Keychain Access and trying to see the password.

Keychain Access is asking me for the password for "Local Items" ... hm... ok.

Local admin password does not work, my iCloud password does not work.. what password shall I use to see items stored in my iCloud keychain?

Any ideas?



MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mavericks (10.9.2)
  • sterling r Community Specialists Community Specialists (5,340 points)

    Hey there keloin,


    It sounds like you are wanting to see what Safari passwords your iCloud Keychain. You should be able to do this in the Safari preferences:


    How do I view the passwords stored in my iCloud keychain?

    Macs using OS X Mavericks v10.9 or later:

    1. Choose Safari > Preferences, then click Passwords.
    2. Select the website whose password you want to view.
    3. Select the “Show passwords for selected websites” checkbox.
    4. Enter your system password.

    From: iCloud: Troubleshooting iCloud Keychain



    Thank you for using Apple Support Communities.



  • keloin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, it does solve my problem.

    However it does look like a workaround.

    I have several keychains, I am managing passwords for them.

    And then I have that extra one - iCloud Keychain, that I don't have a password for.

    What if I lock it in my Keychain Access? Then I won't be able to unlock it. Then I would need to kill it and re-create, right? Still a solution, but looks a bit cranky...


    Thank you anyways, it solves my immediate needs, never used Safari to look up my passwords, was always using Keychain Access instead :-)



  • sterling r Community Specialists Community Specialists (5,340 points)

    Thank you for using the Apple Support Community. Due to the nature of your question you may find more information by using another one of Apple's support resources - https://getsupport.apple.com/GetproductgroupList.action.