The Keychain

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cam50626, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. cam50626 macrumors member

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    Is there any way of using the keychain to lock certain folders with a password, or am I trying to do this wrong?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    No, you cannot do this with the Keychain.

    If you need to password protect files, I suggest using Disk Utility to create a password protected Disk Image.
     
  3. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Who exactly are you trying to protect from? Remember you can always change permissions such that only you can access the files within. However, that won't do any good if you use one login for multiple users.
     
  4. cam50626 thread starter macrumors member

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    Only have 1 user on the computer, I let other people use my account if they want to do things, I can keep it logged in etc this way.
    I dont want people loosing their way and accessing certain files. No way at all of locking people out?
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    As I said above, you need to use a password protected disk image to do waht you want to do. The keychain doesn't support folder locking.

    There are a couple 3rd party applications for "Locking" files and folders, but I don't put much stock them being secure. Unless someone has a password, they're not getting into your password protected disk image.


    FWIW, there are the 3rd party apps:

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/22566
    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/24782
    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/11259
    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/20751
     
  6. emw macrumors G4

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    Why don't you just create a "Guest" account with access to a few apps and/or locations and enable fast user switching? That way you get security and separation.

    If you don't trust them to stay out of your stuff, either keep them off your computer or give them a separate limited account.
     

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