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Mac Keychain: Evernote wants to use your confidential information stored in "Evernote" in your keychain


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I am consistently getting the message described above, as well. I click "Deny" and then seem to be able to use Evernote anyway.

How can I disable the popup? I do not use the Keychain app at all, and don't want any credentials stored in it. I'm happy to manually log in wherever needed, but I can't figure out what's causing the message to keep popping up even when Evernote is already logged in.

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On 3/2/2021 at 1:03 PM, kritimehrotra said:

I am consistently getting the message described above, as well. I click "Deny" and then seem to be able to use Evernote anyway.

How can I disable the popup? I do not use the Keychain app at all, and don't want any credentials stored in it. I'm happy to manually log in wherever needed, but I can't figure out what's causing the message to keep popping up even when Evernote is already logged in.

Any update on this? It's been 10 days and every few minutes this popup shows up. I don't know what option I have (other than quitting the Evernote application entirely, which defeats the purpose of having it ready for quick note taking).

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Have you already done what was proposed in this thread above ?

If yes, and you still have a problem, I would suggest a complete uninstall of EN from your Mac. To be sure I delete everything, I use the app AppCleaner.

Then reinstall, log in and if necessary confirm the keychain request as described above.

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11 hours ago, PinkElephant said:

Have you already done what was proposed in this thread above ?

If yes, and you still have a problem, I would suggest a complete uninstall of EN from your Mac. To be sure I delete everything, I use the app AppCleaner.

Then reinstall, log in and if necessary confirm the keychain request as described above.

Thanks for the response!

Let me restate my issue. I do not use Keychain, do not wish to use Keychain, and therefore do not want to give permission to Evernote to use Keychain. Is it impossible to use Evernote on Mac without using Keychain? If so, I may need to stop using Evernote.

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27 minutes ago, kritimehrotra said:

Thanks for the response!

Let me restate my issue. I do not use Keychain, do not wish to use Keychain, and therefore do not want to give permission to Evernote to use Keychain. Is it impossible to use Evernote on Mac without using Keychain? If so, I may need to stop using Evernote.

I'm guessing you're using other apps which also use Keychain. It's the standard secure place for applications to store sensitive information on macOS, similar to the Registry on Windows. As NickL (Evernote staff) said further up this thread:

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If you receive a prompt from stating Evernote needs access to your Keychain Access app, please input your Mac's administrator password (the same one you use to login to your computer) and press "Always Allow". Evernote requires access to Keychain Access on your Mac to write your Evernote credentials into it. The credentials will be used from time to time by Evernote to authenticate with the Evernote service.

If you want to know what Evernote is storing, open up the "Keychain Access" utility and search for Evernote (and ensure the "All Items" category is selected in the lower-left).

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Thanks, @Paul A.. I'm a new-ish Mac user, and the comparison to the Windows registry was what I was looking for to convince me. I've selected the "Always Allow" option for now, so hopefully should be all good. Will reach back out in case any further problems pop up, but otherwise should be resolved! Thanks again.

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