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Manage Passwords with Keychains on Mac

Your passwords, account numbers and other confidential information that you use on your Mac computers and iOS and iPad devices every day can be tracked and protected with the macOS keychains.

The Keychain Access app on your Mac allows you to view and manage your keyrings. By using iCloud Keychain, you can keep your passwords and other sensitive information up-to-date on all of your devices.

What is a keychain?

A keyring is an encrypted container used to securely store your account names and passwords for your Mac, apps, servers, and websites, and sensitive information like credit card numbers or bank account PINs.

When accessing a website, email account, network server, or other password-protected item, you can choose to keep the password in your keychain. This has the advantage that you don't have to remember the password or enter it every time.

Every Mac user has a login keychain. Your login keychain password is the same as the password you use to log in to your Mac. If your login password is reset by an administrator on your Mac, you will also need to reset your login keychain password.

Keychain management

The “Keychain Management” app on your Mac enables you to view and manage your log-in and other keyrings and thus also the objects reliably saved in your keyrings. This includes, for example, keys, certificates, passwords, account information and notes. If you have forgotten a password, you can find it in the keychain. More information about keychain management.

iCloud keychain

If you use iCloud, you can use your iCloud Keychain to securely store the website and credit card credentials you use with Auto-Complete in Safari, and your Wi-Fi information. Your iCloud keyring automatically keeps this information up to date on all your Mac computers and iOS and iPadOS devices. The iCloud keyring also stores login data for the accounts you use in Mail, Contacts, Calendar and Messages, so that these credentials are available on all of your devices. Learn more about iCloud Keychain.

Tip: If you use passwords and credit cards online, Safari can save them to your keyring and fill them out for you automatically. If you also use the iCloud Keychain on your Mac and your iOS and iPadOS devices, Safari can fill in the saved information on any device. For more information, see Auto-Complete for Credit Cards, Contacts, and Passwords.