"Unlock Keychain" screen on startup -- how to get rid of it

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Alex, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. Alex

    Alex Guest

    Hey everyone,

    When I boot-up my iBook (running OSX Tiger with all updates) I get a
    window "Unlock Keychain" and message "Mac OSX wants to use keychain
    'System'" and it's asking for a password. I'm entering the password I
    setup for every admin part on my laptop, but it's not taking it saying
    invalid password. After three tries it goes away, but I'm not sure
    what this is for. It just started like 2 weeks ago.

    I've looked through Keychain Access (from Apps/Utils) but I don't see
    anything about System in here. Ideas on where to either reset/enter
    this password or what it's asking for?

    Thanks --

    Alex, Oct 10, 2005
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    Russ Dumke Guest

    Three thoughts, fwiw:
    1. Open Keychain Access, and click on the lock icon in the upper left
    corner. This should prompt you for a pwd, and your admin one should work.
    2. Check for duplicate pwds in the keychain itself.
    3. Run kecyhain first aid from the keychain access menu. Do both repair
    and verify.
    Shots in the almost dark, but maybe they'll help.

    Russ Dumke, Nov 3, 2005
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