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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.

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, Preferences...
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3.) Check the box next to "Show 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 Date & Time and Spotlight.) Click on the lock icon and select "Lock Screen".
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4.) 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: Bryce C.Group: UW Green Bay
Created: 2012-08-01 15:14 CDTUpdated: 2012-08-28 08:52 CDT
Sites: UW Green Bay