How to Setup and Use iCloud Keychain on OS X

How to Setup and Use iCloud Keychain on OS X Mavericks

These are instructions on how to setup and use iCloud Keychain on OS X Mavericks. iCloud Keychain keeps your Safari website usernames and passwords, credit card information, and Wi-Fi network information up to date across all of your approved devices that are using iOS 7.0.3 or later or OS X Mavericks v10.9 or later.

iCloud Keychain can also keep the accounts you use in Mail, Contacts, Calendar, and Messages up to date across all of your Macs. If you're signed in to Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, or any other accounts in Internet Accounts on OS X Mavericks, iCloud can push those accounts to your Macs as well.

Step One
Make sure you have installed OS X Mavericks on your desktop or notebook.

Step Two
Select System Preferences from the Apple menu at the top left of your screen.

Step Three
Choose iCloud from the System Preferences menu.

Step Four
Make sure you are signed into your iCloud account and check the box next to Keychain from the list on the right.

Step Five
You will be asked to enter your Apple ID password to set up iCloud Keychain. Do this and click OK.

Step Six
Next, you'll be asked to create an iCloud Security Code. Enter a four-digit numeric security code and clickNext.

Step Seven
Re-enter your security code and click Next.

Step Eight
You will be asked eto enter a phone number that can receive SMS messages. Choose your country and enter a number then click Done. This number will be used to verify your identity when using your iCloud Security Code. This can be your own number, or the number of someone you trust. 

Step Nine
iCloud Keychain setup is now complete.

Step Ten
To use iCloud Keychain, launch Safari and navigate to site where you need to login. For example, Once you've entered and submitted your credentials, Safari will prompt you to save the information in iCloud Keychain for AutoFill on all your devices.


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