Viewing Saved Passwords in Mac OS X

Have you ever saved a password in OS X and then couldn’t remember what the saved password is?  Well I do it on a daily basis, therefore the following tip is a great way to view your saved password entry.

On your hard drive in /Applications/Utilities we have an Application named Keychain Access

How to view saved passwords in your keychain

This is where our stored passwords can be managed.  Simply select the item that you want to view the password for and double click to select it.

show passwords

Click on Show Password and then type in your Keychain Password (which should be the same as your login password) and then magically, your saved password will appear!!

Stored Passwords Mac os x

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2 Responses to “Viewing Saved Passwords in Mac OS X”

  1. Richard Mallion says:

    Check out 1Password. Great for storing passwords for services/apps they don’t support keychain.

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