Set a password on your Mac

You should set a password on your Mac to prevent someone from accessing your files and emails.

This advice is only applicable to non University managed Macs.

  1. Go to System Preferences > Security and Privacy > General
  2. Check Require password
  3. Choose the time delay that suits your needs. If you will be using your Mac in public places, then select immediately. It is advisable to set this to 10 minutes or at least to comply with University Policy, no longer than 20 minutes.

Set a password on your Mac

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