Keychain

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iOS and iPadOS

Hello everybody
I want to tell you about this seemingly useful feature of iCloud called Keychain. This allows you to securely upload your confidential data such as passwords and credit cards to the cloud. For the paranoid let me assure you that the information presented during setup assures that all data is encrypted and cannot be read by Apple. Alternatively you can simply not use it grin. Also during setup you are required to set a security code and phone number if you have one so you can receive a message when approving new devices for Keychain. Once set up and you have autofill enabled in Safari any of the above data will be uploaded to iCloud with your concent. You can also view the saved passwords and delete any or all at your leisure. After all that I now have Keychain setup on both my iPhone 4s running 7.1.1 and late 2011 Macbook Pro running 10.9.3 Mavericks set up for Keychain. I don't know why I refused to use it at first now since the process from the word go is heavily involved before it can be used.

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Submitted by Ekaj on Monday, January 5, 2015

Hello and thanks for this. I just upgraded to Yosemite with the help of a sighted life-skills tutor. He had to help me out because of a problem I was having with my admin password. We eventually got that sorted out, but he wanted to make certain that everything went okay during installation of Yosemite. All seems to have gone well for the most part, but I'm having an issue accessing iCloud and my Keychain preferences. Every time I launch Safari I get a message that says my keychain could not be found. Just this morning I tried going into my iCloud preferences to straighten things out, but no dice. My personal email keeps prompting me for that password as well, which might be a different issue but I figured I'd ask.

Submitted by Usman on Monday, January 5, 2015

this is always been extremely hit and miss for me. the log in information shows up most of the time on forms, but I could never get my credit card and debit card info to ever show up. the long in information is also not consistent enough to be reliable.