Admin account

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Elixer, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Elixer macrumors regular

    Aug 15, 2006
    I was reading somewhere that I shouldn't always be logged on to the admin account. Somwhere there was a guide to changing the account. Or something similiar to that. But I lost it I was wondering if someone could help me out, thanks.
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    In System Preferences > Accounts

    Create a new Administrator user login account
    Logout and login as new user
    Remove adminstrator rights from your original login
    logout and login as original login, now use this with less fear.
  3. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    OS X security is pretty good, but this is one additional, near-zero-additional-hassle layer that does improve your security further.

    When you need to install apps or do other things which needs administrator access, the Mac will prompt you for an administrator level user ID and password. This is all the additional 'hassle' that you need to go through. A very far cry from Windows I have to say, and one of the really good things about OS X.
  4. Elixer thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 15, 2006
    Ahh thank you :)

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