Hmmm.  Is iCloud Keychain enabled at the moment, or disabled?

Later...

Tim Kilburn
Fort McMurray, AB Canada

On Sep 22, 2016, at 14:13, E.T. <ancient.ali...@icloud.com> wrote:

  When I do that I am placed on the iCloud Drive item. This happened every time 
when I tried to activate the Options button yesterday.

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On 9/22/2016 1:05 PM, Tim Kilburn wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> When you interact with the Services table, navigate down to Keychain,
> then interact again, there'll be an Options button.  Press on that and
> you should have the ability to change the code.
> 
> Later...
> 
> Tim Kilburn
> Fort McMurray, AB Canada
> 
> On Sep 22, 2016, at 13:58, E.T. <ancient.ali...@icloud.com
> <mailto:ancient.ali...@icloud.com>> wrote:
> 
> Tim,
>  Signed out and closed System prefs then opened it and signed in again.
> Same thing happened except this time the dialog said incorrect code. I
> see no place to reset it.
> 
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> On 9/20/2016 10:00 AM, Tim Kilburn wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> Yes, signing out then exiting System Preferences sounds like a good
>> thing to do.  It is good to quit System Prefs, then go back in to
>> re-sign into iCloud.  This allows for System Prefs to properly kill
>> processes before logging back in.
>> 
>> Later...
>> 
>> Tim Kilburn
>> Fort McMurray, AB Canada
>> 
>> On Sep 20, 2016, at 10:36, E.T. <ancient.ali...@icloud.com
>> <mailto:ancient.ali...@icloud.com>> wrote:
>> 
>> Yes indeed. I have been googling this too and come up with nothing
>> helpful. I cannot access the options if I cannot enable Keychain.
>> later I may sign out and back in and see if that changes anything.
>> 
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>> 
>> On 9/20/2016 9:30 AM, Tim Kilburn wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> 
>>> so, on your Mac, it is asking for a four digit code when you attempt
>>> to enable iCloud Keychain?  Hmmm.
>>> 
>>> Later...
>>> 
>>> Tim Kilburn
>>> Fort McMurray, AB Canada
>>> 
>>> On Sep 20, 2016, at 09:55, E.T. <ancient.ali...@icloud.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Tim,
>>> I'm wondering now if I am mistaken here. When I try to enable
>>> Keychain, the dialog asks for iCloud security code and its a 4 digit
>>> code. This must not be the same thing as the one that requires 6 digits.
>>> 
>>> Mu iPhone and iPad both do not have Keychain enabled.
>>> 
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>>> On 9/20/2016 7:35 AM, Tim Kilburn wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> 
>>>> I suggest that you then first turn iCloud Keychain off on your
>>>> iPhone.  It shouldn't require a code for that, just your Apple ID
>>>> credentials.  Now, try enabling it on your Mac.  If it is already
>>>> on, when you click on Options, a dialog should appear that gives you
>>>> the option to change your Security Code.  this needs to be a six
>>>> digit code.  It accepts numbers kind of like the pass-code on an
>>>> iPhone whereby you push a number and it pops over to the next
>>>> numeric field automatically.  You'll need to enter this code two
>>>> times, a phone number that accepts SMS messages, then enter your
>>>> Apple ID credentials to confirm the change.  This is to make sure
>>>> that a third party could not simply change that Security Code and
>>>> SMS number without knowing all your info.
>>>> 
>>>> Let me know how it goes.
>>>> 
>>>> Later...
>>>> 
>>>> Tim Kilburn
>>>> Fort McMurray, AB Canada
>>>> 
>>>> On Sep 20, 2016, at 08:21, E.T. <ancient.ali...@icloud.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Hi Tim,
>>>> At this point I am not sure I ever did enable Keychain. Working from
>>>> the Mac I cannot get past the dialog for the code. If I enter one
>>>> the iPhone gets a text with a verification code which I type in on
>>>> the Mac which then cycles back to requesting the security code. So I
>>>> get nowhere. On that dialog there is text that says Forgot code. Its
>>>> not a link or button.
>>>> 
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>>>> 
>>>> On 9/20/2016 7:06 AM, Tim Kilburn wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> 
>>>>> Just a quick clarification first.  There is usually no need to
>>>>> enter the security code when choosing to approve the device from
>>>>> another device.  For example, if I wished to enrol my iPhone to use
>>>>> the iCloud Keychain, and if I'd already had it enabled on my Mac,
>>>>> then I'd choose "Approve from another device", which in turn would
>>>>> send a notification to all my devices that have iCloud Keychain
>>>>> enabled.  I would accept it on my Mac, and would be asked to enter
>>>>> my Apple ID password.  No Security Code needed.  If this is the
>>>>> first device you're enrolling, then you'll need to enter a new
>>>>> Security Code.
>>>>> 
>>>>> If you're unsure as to whether you've set it up initially on
>>>>> another device, or have forgot your Security Code, I find it
>>>>> easiest to work from the Mac to reset this sort of stuff.  This is
>>>>> done in System Preferences, iCloud.  Once you fix things up within
>>>>> iCloud on your Mac, you can use the regular methods of approval
>>>>> mentioned above.
>>>>> 
>>>>> HTH.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Later...
>>>>> 
>>>>> Tim Kilburn
>>>>> Fort McMurray, AB Canada
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Sep 19, 2016, at 23:05, E.T. <ancient.ali...@icloud.com> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Decided to enable this. When I do, I am asked for the iCloud
>>>>> Keychain security code. I enter one then go to the iPhone to get a
>>>>> code from there to enter on the Mac to approve the iPhone. Am again
>>>>> asked for the iCloud Keychain security code.
>>>>> 
>>>>> So now I need to reset it. On the Mac in iCloud prefs I need to
>>>>> select the Option button in the table. Nothing happens. I know I am
>>>>> missing something somewhere. If I check iCloud Keychain in the
>>>>> table, I get the dialog dealing with the iPhone. But if I want to
>>>>> click that Options button, I have to interact with the iCloud
>>>>> Keychain item. And that gets me nowhere. What now?
>>>>> 
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>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>> 
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