2 admins on mac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by koopa35, May 30, 2009.

  1. koopa35 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    hello, i let my sis use my mac at times. she know what to install and what not to do. if i make her account an admin like mines. is there away to prevent her from screwing with my account by accident or other wise? the reason i want to do this is because im tired of her asking for my password to install apps. her account is standard with no restrictions but it still asks for my password. any suggestion will be welcomed:p

    edit: on another note does anyone know how to not auto sign up for thread subs? i hate getting emails about a thread i posted 3 days ago
     
  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    She can screw with your account and view your files if she has an admin account. She'll have to enter her admin password to do it, but she can, no trouble at all.
     
  3. koopa35 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yea but i dont want her to screw with my account. the reason i was thinking of doing this, is so i dont have to enter MY password when she wants to install an app
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Okay, so that's what will happen.

    But she'll be able to do anything.
     
  5. koopa35 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes i understand that. but is there away i can get her account to have permission to do so with out having access to my account? will making another applications folder on her account help?
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I'm fairly certain that, if you enable FileVault, she won't be able to see your files unless, perhaps, you're also logged in.

    Still, if it were me, I'd deal with the hassle of installing apps for her.

    Edit: also, yes, she can install applications into her home folder, just not the Applications folder.
     
  7. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    No, with a admin password, that person has full access to the entire system.
     
  8. koopa35 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok thanx to all that has helped ;)
     

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