Enable a Guest Account with Access to Surf the net only

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by HighTime, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. HighTime macrumors member

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    Hello folks,

    How do I set up a guest account to allow only access to, say, Safari or Chrome etc., for net surfing and nothing else? I don't want anyone to be able to download or install stuff on my machine or access any of my files.

    Thank you.
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

    BrianBaughn

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    What Mac OS version?

    Check your System Preferences>Users & Groups to see if you already have a Guest User (Login Only) account enabled, which does exactly what you're describing (Safari only).
     
  3. HighTime thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm sorry, Yosemite. Let me try out what you just said.
     
  4. HighTime thread starter macrumors member

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    So the only way I can allow them to access Safari alone and nothing else is to enable Firevault?
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

    BrianBaughn

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    If you mean Filevault, no. If you mean Firewall, no again.

    I don't know where you got that idea...please explain.
     
  6. Hrhnick macrumors member

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    Safari Only guest mode relates to FileVault, the recovery Partition, and iCloud's Find My Mac. The idea is, somebody steals/finds your Mac, then restarts logs into the guest account connecting to the internet, then allowing you you to track the device.

    The computer can login to the Guest account without unlocking the drive, so the user has no way of interacting with anything other other Safari due to Filevault.
     

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