Log out upon sleeping

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by newmacuser13, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. newmacuser13 macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2006
    Is there a way that I can have the computer automatically log out and then go to sleep when I close the cover of my MacBook? In that way I would be required to log in when resuming work (and if the computer was stolen, then some security against unauthorized access).
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I'm not sure of a super easy way to do this... I'd like my Macs to FUS to the login window on sleep, too. But for starters, Sys Prefs -> Security -> Require password to wake... check this box and you will need to password in after any wake. It's the same user account password and doing this is more or less equally efficacious from a security standpoint.
  3. newmacuser13 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2006
    That works fine for my needs. Thanks!

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