Multiple users login

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by afiglee, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. afiglee
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    I have Mac OS X server 10.6.3 and I want to be able for different users to login simultaneously and use XCode each in their own windows session.
    Any ideas how to do that?
     
  2. angelwatt
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    Have you tried Fast User Switching? I can't say 100% if it's available on the server edition, but it would be in System Preferences > Accounts > Login Options.
     
  3. robbieduncan
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    You can't.
     
  4. afiglee
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    Thank you, guys.
    Indded it seems that infrastracture for multiple simultaneous logins in place,
    but need some tweaking.
    Thanks for the pointing to fast user switching - will dig in this direction
     
  5. robbieduncan
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    Not graphical ones: Quartz basically only expects one active user at a time
     
  6. talmy
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    Fast User Switching hangs my server when it is running headless (which is all of the time). For some reason it needs a monitor connected for it to work. :(

    What I view as unfortunate is that I have to keep it logged in in order for some services to keep working properly (scheduled backups with SuperDuper, DynamicDNS, I suspect Plex, and iTunes if I were to use it's server). So it isn't possible to use the server as a general user login on another account.

    Of course some people will point out that a server shouldn't be used for user logins anyway for security and stability reasons.

    You can always have multiple shell logins, using the ssh command.
     

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