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How To Set Different Password In the Keychain?

When you log in to your mac, the keychain also opens automatically. Is it also possible to change the keychain password so that the keychain remains closed when you log in to the mac? This would be useful if your mac is with someone to fix it so that he cannot get into your keychain. What is possible now. Thanks for some explanation !!

Comments: 2 Responses to “How To Set Different Password In the Keychain?”

    5 years ago

    You don't want to do that as it will bug you for the Keychain password all the time then. Don't try to modify how the Keychain works or it will make all sorts of things inconvenient.

    If you want to give your Mac to someone to fix it, all you need to do is to create a new account on the Mac. Have that account set up using no Apple ID/iCloud account. Give them the password to that empty account and log out of your regular account.

    Of course if the Mac is in their hands and they can log on at all, you have to have some level of trust for them. Physical access is the most important factor if someone really wants to get into your stuff. So pick a repair situation that you trust, or backup (twice) the machine and wipe it if you really want to be 100% safe.

    5 years ago

    Thank you very much Gary !! Kind regards from Belgium (Europe).

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