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Leopard: System was unable to unlock your login keychain

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I found this article that, pretty much, describes my problem.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3799

It gives 3 scenarios for "continue log in"/"Create New Keychain"/"Update Keychain Password"

Directories are wiped with each user with a script I created. However, the next user that logs in gets the above error.

I'm sure it's a permissions problem with the way my script recursively resets permissions on the users folder, however - what I'd like to know:

...is there anyway I can "script" in a default answer: CONTINUE LOG IN
?

For now, I just want a quick work around.

Thanks_Ramble
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Oh man.  I've downloaded it, and I'm not sure if I know how to use it.  I'm too new to Mac to really understand what's going on with the keychain.  I assume that you execute it (although, it doesn't have any tall tale signs that it executed) and it attempts to do what I'm wanting. However, it looks like I'm going to have to build it into a login script for each user.  I don't know how to run a Mac app from a login script yet.  Anyway, anymore info would be appreciated.

Thanks
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Have you got a mac server with workgroup manager or is this only a few macs with one account for each user or what exactly ??
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You should be able to make it a login item ( 1.3 is for 10.4, 1.5 is for 10.5 and 10.6 OS X does not require key chain minder from what I can gather )

http://discussions.info.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=7042527

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1sTqO1t77o

Obviously how you assign or do the startup / login items depends on your setup
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Yeah, I'm using a server and managing them through workgroup manager.  Is there an option in workgroup manager?
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yes you should have an option to assign a group of users specific login / startup items and it should get those macs to make said items to startup at login

Not sure if it was just me or over all but when I was doing this with 10.5 clients and 10.5 OS X server in a magic triangle setup with a server 2003 DC I had to get the mac address of each apple mac network card and add each of the macs via mac address onto the OS X server - not sure if you have done this already or not ??

When you high light a specific group I am sure you get an option for logon or login items or startup items and you can add specific apps and the likes to startup when the said users from this group logon to any of the macs.
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Yes, this is how I have it setup.  The script it being ran locally on each client though, not on the server level. Infact, I even use login items, but this error ocurs before any login items can run - this error ocurrs and the beginning of the user login.
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If you have 10.6 then

applications --> utilities --> key chain app --> key chain menu --> preferences

There is a checkbox to keep keychains synched
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I'm afraid I've tried all of what you suggested, and it doesn't seem to apply in my situation.  However, still good information.  Thanks.
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