[Cyberduck-trac] [Cyberduck] #2781: Passwords not readable from Keychain

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Thu Dec 24 16:08:51 CET 2009

#2781: Passwords not readable from Keychain
 Reporter:  m.diwisch@…       |        Owner:  dkocher   
     Type:  defect            |       Status:  closed    
 Priority:  highest           |    Milestone:            
Component:  ftp               |      Version:  3.0.3     
 Severity:  critical          |   Resolution:  worksforme
 Keywords:                    |  
Changes (by dkocher):

  * status:  new => closed
  * resolution:  => worksforme


 Quoting Jan Fabry:

 > This is a solution to recover the passwords in your Keychain, which
 Cyberduck (pre-2.8.2) inserted in a wrong way, and > which gives errors in
 Leopard ("Invalid parameter not satisfying: aString != nil"). I couldn't
 find it anywhere on the forum, > so I'll put my solution here.
 > "Keychain Access" is a GUI app, but is not the only way to get to the
 information in your Keychain. There is also a (little > known) command
 line app, "security", which you can use to access the Keychain.
 > You can find some information in [ http://blog.macromates.com/2006
 /keychain-access-from-shell/ ], and in short, > this is what you want to
 enter in the Terminal (type it in Spotlight, or find it under

 security  find-internet-password  -r " ptf"  -a "[login]" -g

 > This "-r" option limits the search to the " ptf" protocol (which is "ftp
 " backwards, for some reason (PPC/Intel transition) is what identifies my
 old password items. The -a option is how you specify the account, which is
 the username to connect to the server. The "-g" option tells "security" to
 give us the password.
 > You will get some information about the Keychain item, and (if you're
 lucky) the password on the last line.
 >There might be better ways to do this, or more user-friendly ways, but
 I'll let others reply to this thread.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.cyberduck.ch/ticket/2781#comment:6>
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