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1

What type of items can be found in a keychain?

Keychains are primarily used to store authentication secrets such as resource passwords, digital certificates, and encryption keys. The keychain system can also securely store website form information and text notes.

2

How does the keychain system help protect your information?

The keychain system manages encrypted files that are used to securely save passwords, certificates, or notes.

By default, every user has a login keychain that has the same password as his account. Not even other administrative users can access your keychain secrets without knowing the keychain’s password.

3

Where are the keychain files stored?

Each user starts with a default login keychain at /Users/{account name}/Library/Keychain/login.keychain, and they can store other keychains in the same folder.

Administrative users can manage systemwide authentication assets with the /Library/Keychain/System.keychain.

Finally, Apple maintains several items in /System/Library/Keychains/ for OS X system use.

4

What application is used to manage keychain settings?

Keychains can be managed from the /Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access application.