How to use Keychain Access on Mac OS X to store usernames, passwords and other website login data.

Learning how to use Keychain Access on Mac OS X to store usernames and passwords for websites is a very useful feature that can save you a lot of time.

Keychain Access uses a master password (the password to your user account by default) to store all of you other usernames and passwords so that you don’t have to individually enter each username and password every time you access a particular website.

Users can also create separate keychains within Keychain Access to store passwords for other family members, for business use or for any other reason. To use these additional keychains, the user will need to enter the master password before all of the contained usernames and passwords will be available online.

In the video above, I walk users through the process of using keychain access. I will show you how to save your first username and password within Keychain Access, how to create a separate keychain with a different password, how to manage all of your saved passwords and how you can lock your keychain when you’re going to be away from your computer for a little while.

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Anson Alexander

Anson Alexander is a blogger, author, SEO expert, teacher, and tech geek. As the founder of, Anson works full time writing, editing, and producing content for his site and providing technical and business services to clients. He has a BS in international business and information systems from the University of Tampa. In his free time, Anson plays video games, enjoys nature, spends time at the beach, and loves to travel.

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