require a password to launch application?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by shecky, May 5, 2008.

  1. shecky Guest

    shecky

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    is there any way to do this? i'm running leopard.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    There are several ways to do this.

    1. Wrap the application inside an encrypted disk image, and protect that with a password.
    2. Wrap the application inside some other sort of password-protected archive.
    3. Create a little AppleScript wrapper that prompts for a password, then launches the requested application. For this to be effective, the real application should be hidden in such a way that bypassing the AppleScript wrapper is difficult.
     

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