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A Python API for Mac OS X Keychain, port of

Project Description

A Python api for Mac OS X Keychain. It is a port of

  • Free software: BSD license

Getting started

To install the package do:

pip install keychain-manager


Example of generating Apple Push Certificate

from keychain_manager import KeychainManager
import os.path

USER = ''
# let's choose a keychain name, so we won't pollute the 'login' keychain
KEYCHAIN = 'apple_push_keychain'
# this is where the file aps_production_identity.cer will be downloaded
YOUR_DOWNLOADS_DIR = os.path.expanduser('~/Downloads/')

RSA_FILE = '/tmp/myrsa.key'

CERT_FILE = '/tmp/CertificateSigningRequest.certSigningRequest'
# 'US' is the country abbreviation.
KeychainManager.generate_cert_request(USER, 'US', RSA_FILE, CERT_FILE)

kcm = KeychainManager(KEYCHAIN)
if kcm.exists():


# now from your browser, you'll have downloaded a file from Apple
# typically named: aps_production.cer
kcm.import_apple_cert(os.path.join(YOUR_DOWNLOADS_DIR, 'aps_production.cer'))

P12_FILE = '/tmp/push_prod.p12'

PEM_FILE = '/tmp/push_prod.pem'
KeychainManager.convert_p12_to_pem(P12_FILE, PEM_FILE)



Tests are running on the Mac OS X only, since we need to have actualy Keychain Manager. Just clone the repo on your Mac computer and run:

python test


0.1.0 (2013-09-11)

  • First release on PyPI.
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