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Does anyone else constantly have issues with keychain frequently asking whether a specific program has permission to use a password? Specifically, I have this issue with Mail and Safari. I can't really pin the problem down, but it seems to occur right after a restart/login. Not a huge deal, but a little annoying when Mail asks if it can use the mailbox passwords. I click 'Always Allow' but apparently 'always' is short for 'until you log out'.
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noktulo From: noktulo Date: July 27th, 2003 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, Mail does that to me too. Only when I first log in.
drmellow From: drmellow Date: July 27th, 2003 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I only see this issue after installing a security update, which I'm not surprised about.
reynaldo77 From: reynaldo77 Date: July 27th, 2003 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
It always happens to me after installing software updates and restarting...they must reset something in it? That's basically the only time I ever restart, so I dunno if it does that during a normal restart too...maybe I'll check sometime.
wooble From: wooble Date: July 27th, 2003 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Does your password have more than 8 characters?
soniquev8 From: soniquev8 Date: July 27th, 2003 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
That depends on which password you mean. My user password does, mailboxes have various lengths, some under, some over, same keychain issue with all.
wooble From: wooble Date: July 27th, 2003 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
It seems to happen more often with accounts that have a login password of more than 8 characters. I'm not sure exactly why, but it seems to be related to the fact that only the first 8 characters are significant for logging in (i.e., if you type in the first 8 characters of your password, no matter how long the rest of it is, OS X will log you in) but not for the Keychain.

Since I changed my password to an 8-character one I've only seen those prompts after software updates. It could be a coincidence.
ikkyu2 From: ikkyu2 Date: July 28th, 2003 04:02 am (UTC) (Link)
After every software update, all security permissions are reset, so for every app you must again authorize access to the keychain. My friend at Apple assures me this is a feature, not a bug.
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