Function

SecKeychainFindGenericPassword

Finds the first generic password based on the attributes passed.

Declaration

OSStatus SecKeychainFindGenericPassword(CFTypeRef keychainOrArray, UInt32 serviceNameLength, const char *serviceName, UInt32 accountNameLength, const char *accountName, UInt32 *passwordLength, void * _Nullable *passwordData, SecKeychainItemRef  _Nullable *itemRef);

Parameters

keychainOrArray

A reference to an array of keychains to search, a single keychain, or NULL to search the user’s default keychain search list.

serviceNameLength

The length of the serviceName character string.

serviceName

A UTF-8 encoded character string representing the service name.

accountNameLength

The length of the accountName character string.

accountName

A UTF-8 encoded character string representing the account name.

passwordLength

On return, the length of the buffer pointed to by passwordData.

passwordData

On return, a pointer to a buffer that holds the password data. Pass NULL if you want to obtain the item object but not the password data. In this case, you must also pass NULL in the passwordLength parameter. You should use the SecKeychainItemFreeContent function to free the memory pointed to by this parameter.

itemRef

On return, a pointer to the item object of the generic password. You are responsible for releasing your reference to this object. Pass NULL if you don’t want to obtain this object.

Return Value

Discussion

This function finds the first generic password item that matches the attributes you provide. Most attributes are optional; you should pass only as many as you need to narrow the search sufficiently for your application’s intended use. This function optionally returns a reference to the found item.

This function decrypts the password before returning it to you. If the calling application is not in the list of trusted applications, the user is prompted before access is allowed. If the access controls for this item do not allow decryption, the function returns the errSecAuthFailed result code.

This function automatically calls the function SecKeychainUnlock to display the Unlock Keychain dialog box if the keychain is currently locked.

See Also

Legacy Password Storage

SecKeychainAddInternetPassword

Adds a new Internet password to a keychain.

SecKeychainFindInternetPassword

Finds the first Internet password based on the attributes passed.

SecKeychainAddGenericPassword

Adds a new generic password to a keychain.

SecProtocolType

The protocol type associated with an Internet password.

SecAuthenticationType

The authentication type to use for an Internet password.

SecPasswordRef

Contains information about a password.