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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
2.) From the application's main menu, select Keychain Access
Check the box next to "Show Status in Menu Bar"
. Close the Window and the Keychain Access application.
4.) You will now see an small lock icon
right-side of your applications window. (Near Date & Time and
Spotlight.) Click on the lock icon and select "Lock Screen".
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.