Start-up - Turn-On password

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sTcA, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. sTcA macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2011
    Does anybody know if and how, I can set a password on MacOS X ? I mean an effective password not only by disabling Automatic Login, but one at the really beginning of the booting of the machine.
  2. diamond.g macrumors 603


    Mar 20, 2007
    AFAIK Apples boot password is only applicable when trying to change boot sources. I don't think it will ask for the password to actually boot the system like some PC's would.
  3. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin, TX
  4. tjb1 macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2010
    Pennsylvania, USA
    As the second poster stated, that only comes into effect when trying to switch boot device or boot from cd, etc...
  5. sTcA thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2011
    Thanks. It actually might work as, if I well understand, the only way to turn around the password set disabling Automatic Login, is to boot form another disk and with the utility mentioned here it is impossible to do that.

    Is it so or are there other ways to access to the computer also with these two security features activated?

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