Node wants to use the "Local Items" Keychain

macos
mojave

#1

Hi guys!

Runing macos Mojave now, and am allowing apps to access all kinds of resources that was available to them earlier without my explicit consent. However - I do get one pop-up telling me the following:

“node wants to use the “Local Items” Keychain, please enter the password”

I can’t figure out which app is asking. If it’s “node.js” it could be any app or service using that framework, right? This far I have opted to not grant permissions, but I do feel this is not the most illuminating dialog box.

Any guesses what this might be?


#2

Usually it’s sharingitems, which negotiates AirDrop, Handoff, Instant Hotspot, Shared Computers, and Remote Disc. Or it could be the Login keychain - you might find the link below to be useful:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5473260

Try following those instructions and restarting.


#3

I got this too, and I ran “ps aux | grep node” from the terminal and I’ve seen a couple of programs show up. One was Videostream. Another is Adobe Creative Cloud:

kenlu 693 0.0 0.2 5996836 27612 ?? S 11Dec18 23:09.26 /Applications/Utilities/Adobe Creative Cloud Experience/CCXProcess/CCXProcess.app/Contents/MacOS/…/libs/node /Applications/Utilities/Adobe Creative Cloud Experience/CCXProcess/CCXProcess.app/Contents/MacOS/…/js/main.js

So it looks like this is just part of Adobe Creative Cloud, which is probably fine.

Edit: Added Adobe Creative Cloud as a possible cause.


#4

As far as I know, Videostream is not installed, but of course I should have looked at the process status list. Thanks for the reminder :slight_smile:


#5

I got this again, and this time it appears to be Adobe Creative Cloud. See edited comment above.

So if you have Adobe Creative Cloud installed, it’s likely due to that.


#6

Yes, you are correct. Thanks! I found it yesterday too, should have updated here…


#7

I just started seeing this password request about a week ago. I have Adobe Creative Cloud installed so it’s likely that, but it’s happening every day. Every day I enter my password and the next day it asks again… Any way to fix this?