View Full Version : how to turn off annoying keychain

9th March 2004, 09:14 PM
The KeyChain is reasonably annoying, getting more and more annoying what is the best way to kill it (get rid of it)?

KeyChain is used with MSN, AppleTalk etc and I connect a lot of AppleTalk network and the message comes up all the time which is driving me up the wall..

is there a way?

9th March 2004, 11:51 PM
In which program is it annoying you? The key chain is very handy for networking etc...

But if it's safari that is bothering you by keeping passwords:

Safari Preferences>Autofill>untick usernames and passwords

9th March 2004, 11:54 PM
Oh.. forgot to add.. I am using OS 9.2.2 not X

9th March 2004, 11:57 PM
ahhh... the land of the unknown... (well for me, anyway) :)

10th March 2004, 06:50 AM
What message keeps coming up? If the keychain isn't working properly, it might start asking you repeatedly if you want to store passwords in the keychain. In that case, if you haven't already, just create a keychain and have the programs use it.

The idea is, the passwords each program would normally store individually are stored in one place instead. It means if you forget your password for a service, you can access it.

11th March 2004, 07:46 AM
Just disable them with the extension manager. This some times causes problems but at least it will be gone.


11th March 2004, 04:25 PM
Never encountered KeyChain under OS9 but I love it in Panther. Using KeyChain means for me that I don't have to frequently cough up my complicated passwords repeatedly whenever I want to access something, someplace, that I've been to before. KeyChain is simply brilliant and a godsend for someone who values the use of strong security. Learn to love it. In the end KeyChain saves you some time, and some typing.


kim jong il
11th March 2004, 07:02 PM
Can't say I've ever been a fan of the keychain thingy. My way of avoiding unpleasantness is to use a standardised password (complex, not simple) and use this for just about everything. Usernames I try to standardise, but this can be problematic. Fortunately, my main username is easy to remember (when I can use it). Other UN's are based on initials and birthdate and are generally not too much bother.

I used to try to generate unique user ID's but became hoplessly confused (pete will say 'then use the keychain'). However, I LIKE authenticating everything manually when required.

cheers, kim