Login/Default Keychain should be locked when entering sleep mode
Your login/default keychain, which is created for you when you set up your Mac, is unlocked automatically when you log in or when you enter your keychain password in an Unlock Keychain dialog. When your Mac is going into sleep mode the keychain should be locked.
Remember: your keychain contains all your stored passwords and much more!
How to fix it
macOS 10.11 – 14
- Open Keychain Access.
- If keychain is not visible in the left column, choose View > Show Keychain.
- Select the “login” keychain in the Keychain list, then right click
- click on “Change Settings” for Keychain “login”
- enable “Lock after XX minutes of activity” (5 Minutes is a good balance between security and comfort)
- enable “Lock when sleeping”
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