Keychain Password Error fix for Mac Users

Keychain Error fix if your Mac keeps asking for your keychain password

Your keychain may be locked automatically if your computer has been inactive for a period of time, or 

your user password and keychain password are out of sync.

A keychain is a locked, encrypted container used in Keychain Access to store account names and passwords for 

apps, servers, AirPort base stations, and websites. 

You can also use keychains to store confidential information such as credit card numbers or personal identification numbers (PINs) for bank accounts.

You can set a length of time that Keychain Access waits before automatically requiring you to enter your password again.

In the Keychain Access app your Mac, click “login” in the Keychains list.

Choose Edit > Change Settings for Keychain “login.”

Select the “Lock after” checkbox, then enter a number of minutes you want the system to lock.

If you want to require a password each time the computer goes to sleep, select the “Lock when sleeping” checkbox.

Click Save.


Draft 1.0

M. Ortiz 09/22/2022

(G.Nurse, W. Wong)