Turning passwords protect off, how?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Merkyworks, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Merkyworks macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2008
    So i got my new mac (first one) and its great but when i was setting up the user account did the whole user name and passwords deal. now im always being prompted to enter my passwords for OS changes and what not and its getting really annoying. tried to search the preferences folder to find how to take passwords protect off but im striking out. how do i take passwords protect off?
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    You can't take it off. And frankly, you shouldn't want to. You'll get used to it, and appreciate the level of protection it gives you. It also won't be as common when using normally, as when you're setting up.

    You could enter a blank password, but why compromise your most basic security in such a way?
  3. pit29 macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2006
    The Golden State
    The only things you can change are whether or not there will be a password request after screensaver / sleep, and whether or not there will be one for certain system preferences. You can change both in the Security part of System Preferences.

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