Apple Keychain Access
(as of 10/2/2017)
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- Configures passwords for websites, email, servers, and more
- Stores private keys, certificates, and secure notes
- Recover or remove passwords
Apple Keychain Access is a password management system bundled with macOS (OS X). The utility was introduced in Mac OS 8.6 and is used to securely store passwords.
Keychain Access enables you to access the keychain feature and modify its contents, which includes passwords for websites, email, servers, Wi-Fi networks, network shares, and encrypted disk images. The program can also store private keys, certificates, and secure notes. Some other functions that Keychain Access provides is the ability to recover forgotten passwords, remove unwanted website passwords, and share your keychain with other macOS machines using the .KEYCHAIN file.
Whenever you save a password, it is stored in your Mac's keychain, which makes Keychain Access an important program. The utility allows you to configure the keychain and perform a variety of other functions, such as recovering or removing passwords. Apple Keychain Access is a useful tool for every macOS user.
▶ Primary file extension
▶ Other file extensions used by Apple Keychain Access 10
|Supported File Types|
|.CER||Internet Security Certificate|
|.CERTSIGNINGREQUEST||Apple Developer Signing Certificate Request File|
|.DER||DER Certificate File|
|.P10||Certificate Request File|
|.P12||Personal Information Exchange File|
|.P7||PKCS #7 Digital Certificate File|
|.P7B||PKCS #7 Certificate File|
|.P7C||PKCS #7 Certificate File|
|.P7M||Digitally Encrypted Message|
|.P7R||Certificate Request Response File|
|.PEM||Privacy Enhanced Mail Certificate|
Updated: October 2, 2017