Admin account

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MacAttak39, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. MacAttak39 macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2010
    From the few posts that I have read, it looks like Mac also utilizes an admin account for installations, etc. and a standard account for the rest of the time. True? I was hoping that it is not true as it can be a pain, albeit a necessary pain. Thanks in advance.
  2. product26 macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2005
    You need admin privileges to run installations and make changes. Your regular user account can have administrative privileges, no need for multiple accounts on a single user machine. However, you can create an admin account, and a 'regular' user if you are a security nut or have other users that you don't want to make changes to the software.

  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Apple's version of admin account is secure. You need to type in an admin password to do certain things. Thus, you only need an admin account on a Mac.

    That's way better than the insecure way Microsoft Windows admin account is implemented.
  4. MacAttak39 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2010
    Both of your posts look like good news!! One account is all that's needed for me. Thanks --

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