Solving problems with Eclipse Secure Storage

I am an active long time user of Eclipse and Red Hat’s distribution called JBoss Developer Studio ( 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:

  1. Open the “Keychain Access” application.
  2. Search for an entry called “” and delete it.
  3. Open JBoss Developer Studio and go to Preferences.
  4. Open the “Secure Storage” preferences and delete the entry “[Default Secure Storage]”. Be aware that you saved passwords are lost by doing this.
  5. Restart JDBS and try to save your passwords again.


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By Sebastian Faulhaber

Sebastian has spent over 8 years at IBM working as a technical consultant focusing on Business Integration and Business Process Management (BPM).
In 2013 Sebastian joined Red Hat as a Solution Architect; In this role, he used his extensive field experience to support customers with their digital transformation using open source & cloud technology. In 2019 Sebastian took over the leadership for a team of IT architects dealing with middleware, container technology and cloud at Red Hat Germany.

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