Change default screensaver password delay options

Since Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard we have the ability to set how long your Mac is asleep or how long the screen saver is on before it requires a password to wake up again. However, you can’t enter your own custom time period.

defaults -currentHost write askForPasswordDelay -int 1800

The number at the end a the command is the delay time in seconds. For example 1800 is 30 minutes.

Restart your Mac or logout/in to make the change active.