Disabling Keychain on MacOS can help keep your computer secure. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you turn off this feature.
Keychain is a secure password management system built into MacOS that stores and remembers passwords. The system stores all of your passwords, credit card information, and other confidential information securely. However, some users may want to disable this feature for various reasons.
Step 1: Open the Keychain Access App
The first step to disabling Keychain on MacOS is to open the Keychain Access app. You can find the app either in the Applications folder or using Spotlight.
Step 2: Select the Login Keychain
Once the Keychain Access app is open, select the Login keychain from the left-hand side of the window. It should be the first one in the list.
Step 3: Click the Lock Icon
Next, click the lock icon located in the top-right of the window. This will prompt you to enter your admin username and password.
Step 4: Select Change Settings for Keychain Login
Once you have entered your username and password, select the “Change Settings for Keychain Login” option from the drop-down menu.
Step 5: Uncheck the Show Password Box
Next, uncheck the box labeled “show password”. This will prevent Keychain from automatically filling in passwords.
Step 6: Click OK
Once you have unchecked the “show password” box, click the “OK” button. This will save your changes and disable the Keychain feature on your Mac.
Step 7: Delete Keychain Data
The last step to completely disabling Keychain is to delete all of the stored data. To do this, open the Keychain Access app and select the Login keychain from the left-hand side of the window. Next, select “Edit” from the top menu bar and then select “Delete Keychain” from the drop-down menu. This will delete all of the stored passwords and confidential information.
Disabling Keychain on MacOS is a simple process that only takes a few minutes. By following these steps, you can ensure that your passwords and confidential information are kept secure and private.