I am an active long time user of Eclipse and Red Hat’s distribution called JBoss Developer Studio (https://developers.redhat.com/products/devstudio/overview/). The tool suite has a very nice feature called Eclipse Secure Storage, which allows me to save development related passwords (Github, OpenShift, etc.) in a secure manner on my local system. However, in the last couple of months I regularly had problems with Eclipse Secure Storage feature not allowing me to use/save any passwords. Even reinstalling and deleting user specific preferences in my home folder did not work. If you google for this type of problem you’ll find a number of users reporting similar issues, but neither a resolution nor a proper workaround.
Today I managed to fix my problem on Mac OS as follows:
- Open the “Keychain Access” application.
- Search for an entry called “equinox.secure.storage” and delete it.
- Open JBoss Developer Studio and go to Preferences.
- Open the “Secure Storage” preferences and delete the entry “[Default Secure Storage]”. Be aware that you saved passwords are lost by doing this.
- Restart JDBS and try to save your passwords again.