Mac OS X: How to delete keys from Keychain

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Sometimes it is necessary to delete password information stored on a computer. One example might be that the password, used to connect to a specific service, has been changed and that the information must be updated. In Mac OS X such information is stored on the Keychain. This guide shows you how to delete keys on the Keychain.



  1. Start the program Keychain Access. The program can be found by use of Spotlight.

    SpotlightSearch Keychain.png

  2. The keys will be listed on the left side. Hold down ctrl and use the mouse to click on the key you want to remove. Choose delete <filename>.

    DeleteKey Keychain.png