Putting a password on Mac Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Carmy, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Carmy macrumors member

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    Can anyone tell me how to put a password on a Mac pro, so you have to enter that before it starts up?

    I have an annoying little brother that loves to mess with my things so I always put passwords on my laptops, but I don't know how to on my mac. (mac noob)

    Anyone? :eek:
     
  2. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

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  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Also if you want to protect your data, enable FileVault (Sys Prefs -> Security -> FileVault) or just kick his ass well so he will stay away :p
     
  4. Carmy thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys.

    I think i'll give the kick-his-ass option a miss, he is littler in age, but not in size! :D
     
  5. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

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    The only problem with that is Time Machine.

    I had FileVault enabled, restored my machine from a TM backup and couldn't logon, and couldnt retrieve my data. Followed Apple's guide and everything, but I just couldn't get in.

    End story data was lost and I had to re-build again. Since then, I won't use FileVault. If I have sensitive data, I'll created an encrypted disk image
     
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    Oh, I didn't know :( Thanks for adding that. Encrypted disk image might be a better choice
     
  7. bakerster macrumors regular

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    create a system password,
    dont enable auto-login.

    apple icon > system preferences.. > accounts > login options > automatic login : off
     
  8. Carmy thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for that, appreciate it. :)
     
  9. almostinsane macrumors regular

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    Too bad that doesn't work for a screen saver password or resume from sleep or to just lock the desktop.
     
  10. harperjones99 macrumors 6502

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    I am a big believer in shaming someone who is not behaving well...that being said put something embarrassing in a file marked "secret do not look here" and secretly film him opening it and looking at it...some crazy porn (depending on age) or one of those jumping out flashes and watch him fall off the chair screaming like a girl when it scares him. Then if showing him the video doesn't embarrass him into stopping...show it to mom and dad...if that doesn't work put it on YouTube. If people won't behave well by being asked sometimes you have to get creative ;)
     

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