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Extract Saved WiFi Passwords from the macOS Keychain

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You can extract saved wifi passwords from the macOS Keychain using the security command:

security find-generic-password -ga "<SSID HERE>" | grep password:

Simply replace <SSID HERE> with the name of the WiFi network in question:

security find-generic-password -ga "Smith Home WiFi" | grep password:

You’ll be prompted for an administrator’s username and password, and then the WiFi network password will be revealed:

password: "ForgetM3N0t"

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Originally published on by Lucas Cantor