How to retrieve password for websites on Mac OS X

All the browsers provide option to save the user credentials for websites. If you are using Mac OS X and want to retrieve the saved username and passwords of these websites then you can use the feature available as part of Keychain Access. For this example, let us try to retrieve the password for Amazon account.

Step 1: Launch Keychain Access using Mac Spotlight search.

Step 2: In the Keychain Access window, navigate to login under Keychains and Passwords for Category.
Step 3: Navigate to the website and double click on the row for which you want to retrieve password.
Step 4: In the Websites properties window, click the Attributes tab. This should show the Account details of the website.
Step 5: The see the password for the website, mark the check box with caption as “Show password”. You might be prompted to authenticate the request.
After allowing Keychain to retrieve the details, the password will be displayed next to Show password field.

In Category: Apple, Mac, Mac OS X

Ravi Shankar

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