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easy fix...not so easy
Authored by: Telluride on Apr 15, '02 01:50:23PM

The problem comes when you have applications like Entourage that need keychain access every 15 minutes or so (auto mail download). If the keychain is locked, then it will not be able to get the password to retrieve mail, etc. This is an inherent problem in any type of program which may need to have periodical keychain access without user intervention but still be able to keep the password securely locked up.

As an aside, another needed security feature is the ability to lock applications and aliases down so that you have to enter a password to start them. For example, i leave my mail app running all the time in the dock....i really wish that i could lock it down with a password so that if i step away from my computer for a bit, noone can go snooping around my email. Furthermore, there are certain applications like firewall administration, etc which would be nice to lock down.

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easy fix...not so easy
Authored by: gaffa on Apr 15, '02 06:27:08PM

Try System Prefs > Screen Saver > Activation > Use my user account password.
Set your Hot Corner(s), and check it works, as I've seen problems with some third-party screen savers.



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