City of Minneapolis Enterprise Procedure

Computer Locking & Unlocking Procedure

Governing Policy: Electronic Communications Policy

Policy Type: Enterprise (Check with the Departmental Policy Coordinator for procedures specific to each department.)

Applies To: City Council Departments

Department Approval: IT

Effective Date: August 10, 2005

Keywords: Computer, security, lock, password


Users shall secure their computer by enabling the screen lock feature when the computer is left unattended. This will minimize unauthorized access and use.

Locking Your Computer

  1. Simultaneously press the Ctrl, Alt and Delete keys.
  2. Select "Lock Computer" by clicking on it.

The computer is now secured until the user returns

Unlocking Your Computer

  1. To unlock, simultaneously press Ctrl, Alt and Delete keys again.
  2. Enter your password.

You may now resume working on your computer.

Roles & Responsibilities



Policy Coordinator, IT

Last updated Aug 21, 2018



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