Login Password

Discussion in 'macOS' started by brightongem, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. brightongem macrumors newbie

    brightongem

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    Hey

    Was wondering if there was anyway i could put a password on my macbook so no one else can access it.. I can't seem to be able to do it and im kinda new to all this!

    Gem
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    System Preferences > Accounts > User Name > Change Password.

    *Click the lock in the lower left hand corner if necessary to authenticate.
     
  3. brightongem thread starter macrumors newbie

    brightongem

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    i have the password set up to have to autorise changes etc but on there it doesn't have an option for an account login password e.g like a norma windows pc u have an account with a password, can i have that on my mac??
     
  4. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Nope sorry.
    Always remember, "Sharing is caring".

    Now why wouldn't you want to share your shiny new MacBook?
    We're all one big family! No secrets here!


    But....
    You could open "System Preferences" (Macintosh HD>Applications).
    Click on the "Accounts pane.
    Click on "Login options" (click the lock if necessary)
    De-select the checkbox "Automatically login as:"
     
  5. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Didn't I just say that?
     
  6. brightongem thread starter macrumors newbie

    brightongem

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    awww please no arguing! i just wanna make sure no one can get into my mac!
     
  7. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Normally when you setup your Mac for the first time, you will be asked to create an account with a password.
    But as it is default to "automatically login", the Mac boots,and your workspace is loaded.

    To get a login window to force the user to enter a name and password:
    - Goto the System Preferences (goto blue Apple menu, select "Syetem Preferences..."
    - Click on "Accounts"
    - Click the lock to make changes (your password will be asked)
    - Click on "Login Options"
    - Disable "Automatically log in as:"
    - <optional> Change the way the login window appears.

    To make it obligatory to type a password after waking from sleep or screensaver:
    - Goto the System Preferences (goto blue Apple menu, select "Syetem Preferences..."
    - Click on "Security"
    - Enable "Require password to make this computer...(etc)"

    EDIT: I am a bit late... you lot are fast too! :D
     
  8. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Nu uh!

    You're the one who said:
    Weirdo...
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    In that Accounts pane, click on "Login Items" for your account. Then uncheck the box for "Automatically log in as:".

    You can also enable a number of other options for logging in there.
     
  10. brightongem thread starter macrumors newbie

    brightongem

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    Thank you for your help! i've done it now.

    Gem x
     
  11. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Hahaha! Glad you got it. Did you think I was arguing? Hint: It was just a question :wink:
     
  12. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Welcome, m8!
    Have fun.

    :)
     
  13. wyatt23 macrumors 6502a

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    so are we all squared away on how to do this... you know i could probly post some instructions if you needed :cool:
     
  14. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    No, I didn't think you where arguing.
    I was just havein' some fun.

    I too make freaky love to bananas.
     

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