Mac OS X Security prompt in Safari

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doug-doug the mighty's picture
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I keep getting a security prompt for a password while using Safari. The window says that "Safari wants to unlock the keychain 'login'."

As best as I can tell , this keychain does not exist. I have already reset Safari.

How do I make it stops?

TIA
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Reset your login.keychain

Did you recently forget your password and reset it with the OS X installer CD?

If so, Safari is trying to access Keychain for a stored password, and is trying to use your old, forgotten password to get that access. It's easy enough to reset the keychain, but please be aware you will lose the passwords stored there, like for Yahoo mail, ebay, Applefritter, .mac/MobileMe, or any other site that asks if you want your password stored so you don't have to retype it all the time.

Go to [your hard drive]: Users: [your user account]: Library: Keychains. Find the file login.keychain and rename it login.keychain.old

Restart your Mac and Safari shouldn't give you that pesky window anymore. You'll just have to remember all those stored passwords until they can be re-stored.

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doug-doug the mighty's picture
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Thanks

I had recently changed my password, but I did it through System Preferences;Accounts. I am unsure of why I had this problem even after I ran Disk Utility;Repair Permissions.

It seems to be working know.

Thanks!

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