Admin account

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

  1. MacAttak39 macrumors newbie

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    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

    product26

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    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

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    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

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

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