New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Apps and Games Discussion of applications and games available for Mac OS X.

Keychain Driving Me Crazy


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Steve1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Hi,
I am trying to add passwords manually to my keychain because the tick box 'Add to Keychain' does not work with ANY application (Mail, Adium, websites, etc).
First: the Error Messages:

I go Applications>Utilities>Keychain>All Items (there is only the DSL router listed - all the other applications, websites, pop3 access, where I have clicked 'Add to Keychain' are not listed)
The Keychain is locked so I give in my password and unlock it. It unlocks, so therefore the passsword is correct, right.
I then add an application (i.e. Adium) File>New Password Item. The drop-down box opens and I add the Application, username & password. I am then asked in a pop-up box to give my password for access to the System Keychain. This I do, then Adium is added to the list. Now...
I click on 'Apple + I' to open the Attributes and Access Control box. The box opens.
I have listed: Name / Kind / Account / Where / comments / Show Password (tick box).
I click on Show Password. A pop-up box opens say Keychain wants access...Please enter the keychain password. I give in the password and 'click' Always Allow. I get the error message:
'Sorry, you have entered an invaild password'. Three times and it (the box) closes.
I go to Access Control. I am asked for my password AND IT IS ACCEPTED.
I then add to the list and click save.
I get the box: 'Keychain Access wants Permission to change access permissions...Please enter the keychain password. I type in my password and I get the Error box: SORRY, YOU ENTERED AN INVALID PASSWORD'. Three times and it closes.
Now, if I entered an invalid password how was I able to get where I got, in the first place???

Now this is what I have read in other mail and tried to do:

It was suggested to another member that the 'change' their system password. System Preferences>Accounts>Password>Change Password
I entered my original password and added a new password (actually the same as the original (now remember, this was a suggestion from another mailing). All went fine. The New password was accepted. I can use it to access System and Keychain but then the problems continue. just as described above.

This REALLY is driving me nuts!!!
:confused: :confused: :confused:

OSX 10.4.6
In The Keychain list (Upper Box) I have:
System
X...Anchors
System

Direct e-mail help: SteveHurley10@yahoo.de
QUOTE Thanks
karudzo

 
Member Since: May 27, 2006
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 445
karudzo has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro 17" 2.6GHz 4GB RAM

karudzo is offline
I'm getting identical behavior- after updating to 10.4.7. Any ideas, anyone?
QUOTE Thanks
zeta101

 
Member Since: May 26, 2005
Location: Walsall, England
Posts: 243
zeta101 has a spectacular aura about

zeta101 is offline
I have yet to upgrade to 10.4.7 myself but hopefully this will help. You list keychains you have at the end of your message, I noticed you didn't list a keychain called login. This is a special keychain that gets unlocked when you log in to your user account (the password for the login keychain is that same as your user account password). It is the login keychain that you should be using if you want to be able to add things to the keychain and never have to worry about them again (ie, automatic logins for adium or websites).

If indeed your login keychain is missing (maybe it got corrupted or deleted somehow) then all I can suggest is that you make a new keychain (look in the file menu, by the way, I assume you are using the application called 'Keychain Access' right?) and call it login (lowercase letters). Now hopefully everything will work like you want (assuming OSX is clever enough to know this is supposed to be the login keychain from its name alone). Also, if this works, you may find that you no longer have to add keys manually, you might be able to use the dialogs that popup when you enter login details at a website for example.

Good Luck!
QUOTE Thanks
a4andrew

 
Member Since: Dec 26, 2007
Posts: 1
a4andrew is on a distinguished road

a4andrew is offline
I used Keychain minder to create a new login/system keychain. Just close all apps, launch (it may take a fresh reboot before it works) and for new password, put in your present password, and click New Keychain. Don't bother with the other options.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Backup App that DOESN'T erase my HD | MySQL Manager? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
X11/Emacs constantly stealing focus, driving me crazy vrooje OS X - Apps and Games 1 11-25-2009 06:47 PM
TrackPad on blackbook driving me crazy! tkim Apple Notebooks 0 08-20-2008 10:39 AM
Keychain Sharing Help lovinmymac Switcher Hangout 0 10-11-2007 09:23 PM
Driving me crazy! BethanyLieb Switcher Hangout 6 06-02-2007 04:09 PM
hello bhowle770 Schweb's Lounge 47 02-01-2003 11:18 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:25 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?