Mac Continually Prompts for Keychain Passwords

Tags mac

Issue

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.

Cause

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

Resolution

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.

Details

Article ID: 549
Created
Mon 2/18/19 9:54 AM
Modified
Mon 2/18/19 10:21 AM