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Re: "Access to this item is restricted"

On 11/14/2009 2:44 PM, "Jeremy Reichman" <email@hidden> wrote:

> On 11/14/2009 2:10 PM, "Ken McLeod" <email@hidden> wrote:
>> Sounds like Keychain Access (which would have been touched as part of the
>> 10.6.2 update) was not installed correctly, causing its code signature to be
>> incorrect. If an application is code signed and its signature is broken (does
>> not match the installed contents), then it is prevented from getting access
>> to
>> keychain items. You said that the items themselves seem to work, i.e. other
>> apps can access them, which means that there is nothing wrong with those apps
>> or the keychain itself.
>> Try this on the command line to verify whether Keychain Access has a valid
>> signature:
>> $ codesign -vvv /Applications/Utilities/Keychain\
> Thanks, Ken. I wouldn't have thought to check the signature on the app. I
> just checked and it certainly looks like it wasn't installed correctly.
> $ codesign -vvv /Applications/Utilities/Keychain\
> /Applications/Utilities/Keychain code or signature modified
> I'll run the 10.6.2 installer package and see if that fixes things, and then
> later update with the system management tool to see if it breaks again. :)

A reinstall of 10.6.2 using the combo updater package resolved the problem.
A subsequent update with the system management tool left Keychain Access in
working (codesigned with a valid signature) condition.

Thanks again for the help!


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