In El Capitan, is there a way to separate the request for password when the computer wakes from sleep from the request for password for stopping the screensaver?

See System Preferences --> Security & Privacy --> General tab: checkbox for "Require password after sleep or screen saver begins."

I would like to keep the password request after the computer wakes from sleep, but I don't want a password to stop the screensaver.

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No this isn't possible.

Nonetheless, this would be a great general security improvment for MacOS X. For example since I type it pretty regularly but in a safe context, I would like to have an independant password to unlock my screensaver.

I suggest you to make your question a good proposal of security improvment on the Apple feedback web server, section about MacOS X, since they didn't yet put in place a section about security feedback.


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