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Repair Keychain Access crashes after password change Apps
After changing my password in Keychain Access, I experienced problems with both Mail.app and Safari crashing or not responding while accessing or adding usernames and passwords. Any attempt to change the password would result in Keychain Access not responding. I then tried to use Keychain First Aid, but it would crash while attempting to repair.

The fix was to chmod the keychain's permissions to -rwxr-xr-x then run Repair in Keychain First Aid again. It fixed the problem and reset the permissions.

[robg adds: Your keychain lives in ~/Library/Keychains, and the actual command to change the permissions (assuming you're in the directory) would be chmod 755 keychain_name. Your keychain_name is (I believe) simply your short username, but you can verify it with a quick ls in the Keychains directory.]
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Repair Keychain Access crashes after password change
Authored by: tkim on Jul 30, '03 11:38:40AM

I also have problem with keychains and tried changing permissions.
But, Keychain First Aid complains,

Permissions incorrect on ~/Library/Keychains/tkim, should be -rw-r--r-- , they are -rwxr-xr-x
Permissions corrected on ~/Library/Keychains/tkim
...
Unable to verify password for ~/Library/Keychains/tkim (-25295)



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Manually repair Keychain access in the Terminal
Authored by: gatorparrots on Jul 30, '03 05:22:19PM
Unfortunately, Rob is incorrect with his octal number for absolutely setting the permissions on the keychain, as the follow-up poster noted.

This is the correct command:
chmod 644 ~/Library/Keychains/$USER


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Manually repair Keychain access in the Terminal
Authored by: Subaig on Nov 11, '03 11:53:37PM

deleted file of user in ~library/keychain and than ran disk first aid fixed the problem



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