Protect an application with password

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kr4yzi3, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. kr4yzi3 macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2010
    Portland, OR, USA
    Hello everyone,

    I've just purchased a MacBook Pro a few months ago. There are sometimes I lend my MBP to my friends. However, there is a few applications I don't want them to open without my permission (such as iPhoto, iTunes). I can simply hide it away, but there are some know how to find it. I really wanna create a password for those apps. Is there any way?

    Thank you in advance!!!
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    What about password protecting your user account and creating a user account with less privileges for your friends? Thus you can lock your Mac while your friends are there and they can log into the other (open) account if they want to access the Mac.

    Otherwise you are left with this option:
    Or this:

    MRoogle is a good tool to search these fora for already existing threads about questions you have. It might be able to answer you quicker than waiting for an answer.
  3. munkery macrumors 68020


    Dec 18, 2006
    Create a guest account for your friends to use. If they do not know your account password, then they can not log in to your account.
  4. kr4yzi3 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2010
    Portland, OR, USA
    Thank you very much guys! I appreciate it! I'll create another account with less privilege and perhaps I'll try the Espionage too :D


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