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Say if I wanted to find out a password that I have used to set up email or just passwords in general and I don't remember what they were, can I find them in keychain? I looked in there and I saw all the sites and the kinds but nowhere could I see what the passwords that I had set up are. Is there no way to find them in the keychain? Just curious as to what I can learn from using keychain. If passwords are stored there how can they be accessed?
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Double click the entry in Keychain > Select Show password > enter your keychain password.

The keychain password is the same as your password for logging in IF you haven't changed it.
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Hi torchy, thanks for the reply. Your info helped a lot. Always something to learn and so much of it too.

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You are very welcome.
You may also find Keychain good for "secure notes" for saving software registration numbers etc. Keychain > File > New Secure Note Item.
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You may also find Keychain good for "secure notes" for saving software registration numbers etc. Keychain > File > New Secure Note Item.
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Great to know that one...
Will be using that now for said rego numbers

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As a side note, how secure is Keychain?
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