can't assign password for user - file sharing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 4now, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. 4now macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2007
    When originally setting up file sharing between to MBPs - one user needed a password to file share, while the other did not. I just wanted to speed things up while I was transferring necessary files to the new book. When I was done transferring I decided to assign a connection password for that second user - but I couldn't find how to add it.
    So I deleted the name from the list & re-created the user
    was prompted for a password and created one

    However, the user can still connect to my book without a password??
  2. 4now thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2007
  3. McGiord, Feb 9, 2008
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011

    McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    Check the user's access privileges in the System Preference's Accounts.
    And also check the folder permissions where those users will be doing the file sharing.
    Adjust as necessary.
    You can change all that with your admisnitrator user/password.
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  4. 4now thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2007

    I tried:
    going into accounts and resetting password
    (even though they never had one)
    that didn't change things

    so I deleted the user from 'accounts'
    recreated them in file sharing (with password)

    they are still able to login without a password
    (also they never had 'remember keychain' selected)

  5. 4now thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2007

    I just restarted their machine

    and connecting with a password now applies


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