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Accessing foreign keychains Apps
So, say you're using Transmit on a couple different machines at different locations. You're lazy as well as forgetful and you can't remember a login/password combo to a particular FTP site that - alas - is entered into your Transmit at work (which machine happens to have a static IP).

No problem, you think. You mount your work machine's home directory on your personal mac at home. You navigate to your ~user -> Library -> Preferences directory, copy anything Panic/Transmit related over to your ~user -> Library -> Preferences directory at home, and you fire up Transmit. Sure, all the addresses are there. Also, the usernames. BUT! Panic has (rightly) decided to use Keychain to save all your passwords! What ever shall we do? This is what you do (with your other home directory still mounted):
  1. Fire up Keychain Access (located under Apps -> Utilities)
  2. Select File -> Add KeyChain
  3. Navigate the open dialog to the ~user -> Libarary -> Keychains directory on your machine that has the right passwords saved
  4. Select 'Add Keychain'
You'll be prompted for your keychain unlock password (a couple times, for whatever reason) and in the Keychains drawer in Keychain Access, you'll have both keychains listed. Simply select the one that holds all your lovely data, and find the FTP site you were looking for!
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Authored by: cbagwell on Jan 29, '03 05:43:19PM

once you have added your other keychain you can also drag entries from one keychain to the other so that everything will end up in your default.

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