Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 976
  • Last Modified:

Mac OS X - Lost keychain password

Back when I got my first Mac, I assigned a master password to my keychain. For the life of me, I can't remember it. Do I need to drop my existing keychain and start over. Or, is it possible to recover the master keychain password?
0
jdana
Asked:
jdana
1 Solution
 
strungCommented:
This Apple KB tells you how to reset your keychain password: http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1544
0
 
Gregory MillerGeneral ManagerCommented:
No it is not possible to recover without the password. It is an encrypted file. The above KB will copy your current keychain file and then create a new file to start over...

To fix a keychain file, if it is damaged, use this http://support.apple.com/kb/PH7296

To recover a password, you may need to enlist an NSA cryptologist... (bad humor)
0
 
Aditya AroraCommented:
No options there. you need to reset your key chain and start again.


Keychain Utilty

File

Preferences

Reset Keychain
0
Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
Aditya AroraCommented:
Hi,

do you find any solution.
0
 
Aditya AroraCommented:
Hi,

do you find any solution.
0
 
jdanaAuthor Commented:
Aditya,

My only option is to reset the keychain. I agree. Thanks for the candid response.

J
0

Featured Post

Hire Technology Freelancers with Gigs

Work with freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely, and get projects done right.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now