Password protect applications

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by montycat, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. montycat macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2007
    Is there a way to password protect iPhoto, iTunes etc. without creating different user accounts? MC
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    You would need to apply parental controls to your account from within another account. You would also need to make your account managed and not an administrator account, but you could selectively disallow access to the programs you desire to be passworded, and then every time you opened them you would be prompted to enter the password of the second account you created.
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Not that I know of. Wouldn't it be easier just to create a new account rather than having to enter a password every time you tried to load an application? And that does nothing to prevent an attacker from using an application that's already running. Not sure exactly what you're intending to do here, but there must be an easier way.
  4. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030


    Mar 24, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    You can create a sparse image with a password in Disk Utility and throw the apps in there. Then when you want to run the apps you mount the image, put in the password, and run the apps.

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