I am trying to set password when active the screen saves. This option is in Security & Privacy -> Require Password checkbox.

The problem is that this checkbox is gray - read only access - even if I unlock this in padlock. I am also using the administrator user.

How solve it? Is there any Terminal command to add the password?

I am using macOS Sierra 10.12.3.


Go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General:

Select the option "Require password" and set "immediately" on the box with the options.

enter image description here

| improve this answer | |
  • In order to activate the box you have to click on the lock button. It will require your password and you can now make changes. – l870365 Jan 31 '17 at 12:55
  • I said that it still gray even with this unlock. – Renato Shumi Feb 1 '17 at 15:34
  • So your Mac's Shit – l870365 Feb 2 '17 at 13:05

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .