ACSP Question: How to configure a local admin account?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by zali0n, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. zali0n macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hey people, would someone be able to clarify this for me. How do you configure a local admin account? Or is it simple the first account created within OS X that is an admin account? :confused:

    Thanks for any answer.
     
  2. Cerebrus' Maw macrumors 6502

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    When you first run your Mac, it will ask you to specify an account name and password. This account is usually your main Admin account.
    To check, goto System Preferences -> Accounts.
    It will give a list of accounts, and under each one, give its type (Standard, Admin, Guest)

    If you wish to create another account, click on the closed padlock on the Accounts pane to open it (if its already opened, ignore this step)

    Then click on the + button just above it. You will then be asked for account details, and you can specify if you want this account to be an Administrator.
     
  3. zali0n thread starter macrumors regular

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