KeyChainItem

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Class (inherits from Object)


Refers to a Macintosh Keychain item.


Properties
AccountName Description Label
Comment Handle ReadOnlyProperty.png ServiceName


Methods
Delete


Notes

KeyChainItems can access passwords for applications only, not internet passwords.

Examples

The following example adds a KeyChainItem for an application and assigns a password:

Dim NewItem as KeyChainItem
If System.KeyChainCount > 0 then

NewItem = New KeyChainItem
'Indicate the name of the application
NewItem.ServiceName = "MyApplication"

'Create a new keychain item for the application and assign the password
System.KeyChain.AddPassword NewItem, "SecretPassword"
Else
Beep
MsgBox "You don't have a key chain."
End if
Exception err as KeyChainException
MsgBox "Can't add item: " + err.Message


The following example retrieves the password that was set in the previous example and displays it in a message box.

Dim ItemToFind as KeyChainItem
Dim password As String

ItemToFind = New KeyChainItem

'Indicate the name of the application whose keychain item you wish to find
ItemToFind.ServiceName = "MyApplication"

'get application's password from the system keychain
password = System.KeyChain.FindPassword(ItemToFind)
MsgBox "The password for this item is: " + password

Exception err as KeyChainException
MsgBox "Can't find item: " + err.Message


See Also

KeyChain class; KeyChainException error; System module.

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