Ensure 'Allow iCloud Keychain' is set to 'Disabled'


This recommendation pertains to iCloud performing Keychain synchronization.

It is normal and expected for end-users to enter their personal iCloud credentials onto institutionally owned devices. Because of this, iCloud Keychain presents an unnecessary risk to credentials because they may be shared onto jailbroken or otherwise compromised devices.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


1. Open Apple Configurator.
2. Open the Configuration Profile.
3. In the left windowpane, click on the Restrictions tab.
4. In the right windowpane, under the tab Functionality, uncheck the checkbox for Allow iCloud Keychain.
5. Deploy the Configuration Profile.

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