Power on password

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by KiDrOck80, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. KiDrOck80 macrumors member

    KiDrOck80

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    #1
    is there a way i can make it so when i start my computer..it goes to a screen and makes u put in a password??? im @ college and i want a way i can log out and make it so other ppl cant play around with my computer
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    #2
    Turn off automatic login in the System Preferences.
     
  3. XNine macrumors 68040

    XNine

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    #3
    Go to System Prefs -Accounts, then choose password protection. You can choose whether you want to see icons for users or a lsit of names. Then, when you power up or want to put up the login screen when you leave it'll be there.
     
  4. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    #4
    Or, you could really secure it (and piss yourself off in the process :p) and go into Open Firmware (type 'cmd option O F' during bootup) and type:
    Code:
    setenv security-mode full
    Then reboot. It'll ask you your password every time you hit the On button :p
     
  5. emw macrumors G4

    emw

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    #5
    The Open Firmware password is a nice idea if you want to go beyond just securing your login screen. It will prevent people from booting off of CDs or other external drives without a password.

    Just make sure you remember it, or you're screwed.

    More info.
     

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