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Understanding MAC Key Chain

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Sometimes, users get locked out of their MAC, because of the Key chain issue.
Some articles, say Reboot MAC and keep holding Command+R, to get in and run a software Key chain first Aid,  some say reset the key chain,etc….

Any guidance towards this issue ?

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What makes you think it is a keychain issue locking them out of their Mac?
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on the MAC window there is something that says Keychain…
I have seen this once…I can  not remember exactly what was on that window, but I remember it was about Keychain
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If you want us to help you, you are going to have to give more specifics about exactly what the problem is. Has the user forgotten his log on password? What is the exact error message?
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Strung:

I know you are trying to help, I wish I could reproduce the issue(:).
Ok it happened, I though it is a known issue That I did not how fix.

Do not worry about it if you have not seen this happened ...
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did you by chance change a user's password manually?

this can lock you Keychains.
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we have users that connect through VPN, and I believe help desk reset their password in Active Directory, I believe the keychain Login did not sync with AD.
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yeah, that has been an issue with OS X it seems to only work with OD and not AD.
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Ho to fix it, if it happens that MAC users cannot login to their computers  because of the keychain issue?
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what is the error message tat user get when they try to login?
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If the issue comes back i will post a question with snapshots
Thank you...
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take a look at this url: that I am posting. Viz Media some assistance to you if you can find it out there on the Internet.

http://derflounder.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/keychain-minder/
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