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Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials by Kevin M. White

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Lesson 9. Keychain Management

Goals

• Understand the keychain system

• View and edit items saved inside a keychain

• Create, manage, and repair keychain files

OS X features a sophisticated system that automatically protects all your authentication assets in encrypted keychain files. Much as service workers might keep a keychain containing all the keys needed during their workday, OS X will keep all your resource passwords, certificates, keys, website forms, and even secure notes in a single secure location. Every time you allow OS X to remember a password or any other potentially sensitive item, it will save it to a keychain file. Only your account password remains separate from all the other items saved to your keychains.

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