Keychain Access: "Click to lock the login keychain", what does that do?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by doxavita, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. doxavita macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    In the keychain access utility, at the top left is a lock, what happens if I click it? Is that safe to do?

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  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    #2
    Perfectly safe. Locking a keychain simply means that if a program requests a password from that keychain (such as Safari or Mail), you'll be prompted for your login password to unlock the keychain before the application gains access to the password.
     

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