The SSH passwords for SecureCRT on OSX are stored via the OSX Keychain. It would be nice if you could change these stored SSH passwords via the SecureCRT interface however I was unable to locate a way to do this. Instead you have to open the OSX Keychain and modify the SSH passwords via this interface instead. Below are instructions on modifying a stored SecureCRT SSH password on OSX.
Modify SecureCRT SSH Password On OSX:
- Open OSX Keychain: First launch the Keychain Access application via the OSX Applications list shown in the below example image.
Double click on Keychain Access to launch the OSX Keychain as shown below.
- Open SecureCRT Keychain Entry: First make sure the Login Keychain is listed in the center column by clicking “login” in the top of the left column as shown in the example image above. Now locate the correct keychain entry by sorting the center column by Name and then double click the entry for the password you want to modify. You can verify the proper account by looking above the center column and it will note the server you are connecting to via SSH next to Account. When the entry is open it will look like the below.
- Modify SecureCRT SSH Password: Once the entry is open as shown above click the checkbox next to Show Password which will require you to type in your OSX password. Once the password is displayed you can modify the password followed by clicking Save Changes. Once completed you can close the Keychain Access windows.
- Verify New SecureCRT SSH Password: Now open SecureCRT and make sure the new password is working properly by making an SSH connection to the server related to the password you modified.
This is a bit of a pain but at least you don’t have to delete the entire entry and add it again.