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osx – How to find wifi password on my mac which is already connected – Ask Different

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/12/01

To view a WiFi password on OS X for an SSID you have been connected to before (you don’t need to be connected to it now):

  1. Open “Keychain Access” (for instance by first finding it in Spotlight)
  2. Sort on “Kind”, as the WiFi passwords are of kind “AirPort network password”
  3. In the find box, type your WiFi SSID. Note that – unlike Spotlight – it is:
    1. case sensitive
    2. need to match from the start
  4. Double click the matching entry for keychain “iCloud” (preferred) or “System” (needs additional step)
  5. Put a checkmark in front of “Show password”
  6. Depending on the keychain type:
    1. If it was an “iCloud” keychain
      1. then enter your keychain password
    2. If it was a “System” keychain
      1. Enter your system password
      2. Enter a username and password for the “System” keychain
  7. The password is shown


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