Is it necessary or recommended to set up multiple users on Panther & Tiger?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by YS2003, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. YS2003 macrumors 68020


    Dec 24, 2004
    Finally I have arrived.....
    I am the sole user for my Macs. So, I have set up only one user (myself) when my Macs boot up. Is it recommended to set up other user accounts for security reasons? My current single user account has all the privileges to install, delete, and edit my Macs.
  2. gekko513 macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    Not really. Since Mac OS X requires you to authenticate whenever you want to do a privileged operation anyway, it's not much different from having several accounts in the first place. Also, the user you have is not a root account from a Unix perspective.

    Unless you're very paranoid, just stick with one user.
  3. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    yeah, if you have multiple users, i would recommend it, otherwise no. it's really a case of it's-good-for-what-it-says.
  4. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says...while you have no real need for multiple accounts, setting a second account can be useful if you are trying to troubleshoot a problem. Seeing if the problem is specific to just a user account or affects all users can help narrow down where your problem is.....oh yeah!

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