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Encr_GetPasswordFromKeychain (function reference)

By April 20, 2023April 25th, 2023Online Help, Troi Encryptor Plug-in
Troi Encryptor Plug-in > Functions reference > Encr_GetPasswordFromKeychain
Troi Encryptor Plug-in for FileMaker Pro


Gets a password from the keychain (for this account and/or yourID).

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Encr_GetPasswordFromKeychain ( switches ; account { ; yourID } )


switches not used, reserved for future use. Leave blank or put "-Unused"
account the name of the account (or user) that has been used when saving this password
yourID (optional) the extra ID that was used when saving this password

Returned Result

Data type returned



The saved password or an error code.

Returned error codes can be:

$$-25300 the password could not be found in the keychain
$$-50 Parameter error

Originated in

Troi Encryptor Plug-in 3.5


FileMaker Pro 16 to FileMaker Pro 2023


The password is safely stored in the keychain and it can be retrieved from the keychain with this function without the user needing to enter the (keychain) password. The keychain is unlocked when the user logs in to the operating system.

If you specify an account and/or yourID combination for which no password exists, the plug-in returns error code $$-25300.


Set Variable [ $Password ; Encr_GetPasswordFromKeychain ( "-Unused" ; "John Deere" ) ]

This will get the password for the user “John Deere” from the keychain, and the result will be for example “secret”.

Example 2

Set Variable [ $Password ; Encr_GetPasswordFromKeychain ( "-Unused" ; 
			"Sales" ; "Invoices|Notes|REC1001" ) ]

This will get the password from the keychain which was previously stored with the Encr_SavePasswordToKeychain function and the account parameter “Sales” and the yourID parameter “Invoices|Notes|REC1001”.
You can now use this returned password to decrypt text in a field, for example with the Encr_DecryptAES function.

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