How does keychain work????

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iLoveMacPro, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. iLoveMacPro macrumors member

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    I was wondering how does keychain actually work??? How will it store my information??? Will it still going work and store information even if i am not or never going to activate and open it????
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    It uses encryption algorithms. You don't activate it, it's always there from the time you setup an account.
     
  3. UpQuark macrumors member

    UpQuark

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    #3
    Check it out:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keychain_(Mac_OS)

    Lots of history and how it works. You can also search help on your mac. In finder, click on Help - type in keychain, click on the first entry there.
     

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