No password for restart button?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bigwig, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. bigwig macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2005
    I just noticed that the Restart and Shutdown buttons on the Login screen don't ask for an administrative password before working! Is there any way to require that, or must I simply disable them? Also, is there any way to disable the Restart and Shutdown buttons without disabling the Sleep button? The Sleep button doesn't impact system security like the other two so I don't mind of somebody uses it.
  2. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502


    Dec 8, 2005
    What security impact does having the restart and shutdown button shown on screen?
  3. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816


    May 3, 2004
    Hamilton, Ontario (CANADA)
    Exactly! Couldn't they just hold down the power button on the front of the computer to restart or sleep? Or even unplug the computer?
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Under Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) follow this path:

    System Preferences -> Accounts ->Login Options (you'll have to click the lock and give your password to enable this) -> "Show the Restart, Sleep, and Shut Down buttons" checkbox.

    Uncheck it and your login screen will lose those buttons.

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