01-04-2005, 03:33 PM #1psychotoeGuestPasswords
I trust everyone had a great holiday!
My question is how do I password protect my mac. I would like it to prompt me every time I take it out of sleep and or if I restart it.
Also in iChat, I would like it to prompt me for a password every time I connect. I know that there is a setting where I can check off log in automatically but I don't have it checked, but still when I start iChat and click connect it will just connect with out prompting me.
Any instructions would be greatly appreciated.
01-04-2005, 03:41 PM #2Desolate OneGuest
In System Prefs under power management... or wait, that's how MS describes it rather. Well it's the icon of the lightbulb. You can set it to prompt for a password any time it comes out of sleep/screen saver, etc. I have mine set that way. As for iChat, not too certain about that one.
01-04-2005, 04:08 PM #3
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- Jul 22, 2003
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- 20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano
System Preferences -> Security
Check the box for Require password to wake this computer from sleep or screen saver
for iChat you probably saved it as a keychain.
Go into Applications -> Utilities -> Keychain Access
It will be listed as AIMusername) just delete that keychain and it will prompt you for your passwordDon't forget to use the new User Reputation System
01-04-2005, 05:03 PM #4psychotoeGuest
Fantastic!!! Thanks for all your help, it all worked!!!
Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
01-04-2005, 05:14 PM #5gestevesGuestOriginally Posted by trpnmonkey41
01-04-2005, 06:10 PM #6Desolate OneGuest
Whops! A bit off there wasn't I
I wish I had my iBook @ the office!
01-04-2005, 06:28 PM #7BadgerGuest
As additional protection you can require a login password instead automatically opening an account session on startup/restart. Go to the System>Accounts panel>session options.
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