User Switching - no password ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by askywalker, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. askywalker macrumors regular

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    Is there a way to enable user switching without asking for the password? I am a Mac noob - using a new MBP (10.4 - Tiger?)

    I appreciate the admin password requests when changing system settings etc... That is cool. But I share the computer with my family, and would like to be able to switch users easily...

    Thanks!
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Set the user up with no password. I'm not sure if the system will let you do that but it is the only way as far as I know.

    This type of security is pretty much built into Unix at a basic level.
     
  3. emptyCup macrumors 65816

    emptyCup

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    Yes it will
     
  4. askywalker thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks - I am so used to needing passwords (for networking etc) that I never thought about not having a password.

    I wonder what would break if I didn't have a password. I actually like the idea of a password when turning on the PC (or logging in), and when doing system changes. I just don't consider switching users as a security issue (after the first time of course). Maybe I am still in the 'Windows' mindset... :confused:
     

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