How to set up a PASSWORD for sign on?

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  1. imac abuser macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

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    Hello,
    Can anyone help me set it up so when my mac is powered on it asks for a password? I have some nosey people in my house, and don't want them snooping through my files. Also does this work when coming back from the screen saver like in Windows?

    Thanks
    iMac ABUSER
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    What OS?

    You can choose between firmware password, login password, and/or screen saver password in OS X.
     
  3. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    One option is located in the Preference panel under security and the other one under accounts and login options. And yes one of them is to make the screensaver ask for a password.
     
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  6. DarkNovaMatter macrumors member

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    Kingjr3- yes the firmware passcode still works in panther and should even work in Tiger. It uses the firmware so it should have no problem of staying around just as long as the firmware is ok or not erased. It won't allow for firewire disc booting or even cd- even when you hold option at start-up it asks for your firmware passcode and then you can select a drive from the boot drive selection.
     
  7. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Well that should keep people from snooping thats for sure. :D

    Good luck hiding your pRon abuser :eek:
     
  8. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Sort of on topic- What's the deal with my passwords? I changed my user password and now my login password is the new password and my keychain is the old password and I'm confused as hell!!! How do I make any and all passwords the same password?? :eek:
     
  9. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    /Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access -> Edit pull-down -> Change password for Keychain "so and so"..
     
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  11. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Well, most security advocates would say...DON'T!!!

    Leaving all your passwords the same is very dangerous, although we all do it ;)
     
  12. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    And you wonder why there are so many identity theft going on, it's 'cause everybody either use 1234 or 1111 for everything.
     

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