What is the keychain password?

My friend forgot his password and couldn't update his Mac.
With Experts Exchage help we've managed to reset this, but we are still prompted with Keychain Password "Safari wants to use keychain "login" ..it doesn't accept the new password that we entered.
We are able however to update the software on the Mac using the username password when requested.

What is the keychain password and is it possible to reset htis?
spar-kleOperations DirectorAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Unfortunately, I think you need the old keychain password:

Go to your home folder, find the Library folder and drag the Library>Keychains folder to the trash.

Restart the computer and a new keychain will be created using your current system password.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
spar-kleOperations DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks Strung

Did this, rebooted, but problem remains unfortunately.
I believe ythe prompt is for Safari User Forms.
My friend thinks he used the same forgotten password that he used for the Mac.
Is it possible to reset the Safari keychain password?
Please advise
spar-kleOperations DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks Strung, you've solved this problem for us.
I first unlocked the user account and repeated your recommendation to delete keychains folder.
This time the Safari password defaulted to the Mac password and everything is good.
Thank you very much for your help.

spar-kleOperations DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much for your help Strung, really appreciated..
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Mac OS X

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.