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Lock a Macintosh Desktop When Unattended

This document covers how to secure a Macintosh with the Keychain application desktop for when it will be unattended.

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1. Navigate to the Utilities folder within the Applications folder. Open the Keychain Access Utility application.
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2. From the application's main menu, select Keychain Access, then Preferences...
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3. Check the box next to "Show keychain status in menu bar." Close the window and the Keychain Access application.
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4. You will now see an small lock icon on the right-side of your applications window near the date and time and Spotlight). Click on the lock icon and select "Lock Screen".
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5. The screen will immediately switch to your screen saver, but you will be prompted for your password in order to get back to the desktop.




Keywords:lock, workstation, lock workstation, sleep, mac, macintosh, black screen   Doc ID:25392
Owner:Zach G.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2012-08-01 15:14 CDTUpdated:2020-03-18 11:07 CDT
Sites:UW Green Bay
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