Mac Continually Prompts for Keychain Passwords


In most cases, the simplest solution for a mismatched Keychain password is to reset your Keychain.



After recently changing your password and logging back in to your Mac, you might see an alert that the system was unable to unlock your keychain.


This is expected after a password change, because the passwords for your Xavier account and Mac Keychain no longer match.


To resolve this issue, try these steps:

  • If the alert specifies an issue with your Login Keychain, just click the Create New Keychain button in the alert.
  • If you see other messages asking for your old password, reset your keychain manually:

    1. Open Keychain Access, which is in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder.

    2. Choose Preferences from the Keychain Access menu, then click the Reset My Default Keychain button in the preferences window. 

    3. After you enter your new password, Keychain Access creates an empty login keychain with no password. Click OK to confirm.



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