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A. The Macintosh Keychain > A.1. Stringing Your Passwords on the Keychain

Stringing Your Passwords on the Keychain

Apple has done the world a mighty favor by inventing the Keychain as part of its Macintosh operation system. The concept is brilliant: whenever you log into Mac OS X and type in your password, you’ve typed the master code that tells the computer, “It’s really me. I’m at my computer now.” The Mac responds by automatically filling in every password blank you encounter in your networking adventures (and in your Web-surfing exploits, too, if you use a Keychain-smart browser like Safari or OmniWeb).

You can safely forget all of the passwords required for accessing the various other Macs on your network. (Of course, it’s a good idea to write them down somewhere for protection and posterity, in case your hard drive dies and takes your Keychain with it or you want to buy a book on Amazon.com from your PC at work.)


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