Login Password

brightongem

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Aug 25, 2006
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Hey

Was wondering if there was anyway i could put a password on my macbook so no one else can access it.. I can't seem to be able to do it and im kinda new to all this!

Gem
 

brightongem

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Aug 25, 2006
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i have the password set up to have to autorise changes etc but on there it doesn't have an option for an account login password e.g like a norma windows pc u have an account with a password, can i have that on my mac??
 
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Unorthodox

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Mar 3, 2006
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Not at the beach...
Nope sorry.
Always remember, "Sharing is caring".

Now why wouldn't you want to share your shiny new MacBook?
We're all one big family! No secrets here!


But....
You could open "System Preferences" (Macintosh HD>Applications).
Click on the "Accounts pane.
Click on "Login options" (click the lock if necessary)
De-select the checkbox "Automatically login as:"
 
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QuarterSwede

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Oct 1, 2005
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Unorthodox said:
But....
You could open "System Preferences" (Macintosh HD>Applications).
Click on the "Accounts pane.
Click on the "Change password…" button.
Then enter a password!
Don't forget to tell it to everyone!
Didn't I just say that?
 
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MacsRgr8

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Normally when you setup your Mac for the first time, you will be asked to create an account with a password.
But as it is default to "automatically login", the Mac boots,and your workspace is loaded.

To get a login window to force the user to enter a name and password:
- Goto the System Preferences (goto blue Apple menu, select "Syetem Preferences..."
- Click on "Accounts"
- Click the lock to make changes (your password will be asked)
- Click on "Login Options"
- Disable "Automatically log in as:"
- <optional> Change the way the login window appears.

To make it obligatory to type a password after waking from sleep or screensaver:
- Goto the System Preferences (goto blue Apple menu, select "Syetem Preferences..."
- Click on "Security"
- Enable "Require password to make this computer...(etc)"

EDIT: I am a bit late... you lot are fast too! :D
 
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WildCowboy

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brightongem said:
i have the password set up to have to autorise changes etc but on there it doesn't have an option for an account login password e.g like a norma windows pc u have an account with a password, can i have that on my mac??
In that Accounts pane, click on "Login Items" for your account. Then uncheck the box for "Automatically log in as:".

You can also enable a number of other options for logging in there.
 
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brightongem

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Aug 25, 2006
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Stoke-on-Trent
MacsRgr8 said:
Normally when you setup your Mac for the first time, you will be asked to create an account with a password.
But as it is default to "automatically login", the Mac boots,and your workspace is loaded.

To get a login window to force the user to enter a name and password:
- Goto the System Preferences (goto blue Apple menu, select "Syetem Preferences..."
- Click on "Accounts"
- Click the lock to make changes (your password will be asked)
- Click on "Login Options"
- Disable "Automatically log in as:"
- <optional> Change the way the login window appears.

To make it obligatory to type a password after waking from sleep or screensaver:
- Goto the System Preferences (goto blue Apple menu, select "Syetem Preferences..."
- Click on "Security"
- Enable "Require password to make this computer...(etc)"

EDIT: I am a bit late... you lot are fast too! :D
Thank you for your help! i've done it now.

Gem x
 
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