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  1. #1
    psychotoe
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    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.

    Thank you.

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    Desolate One
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    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.

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    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 password
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    psychotoe
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    Fantastic!!! Thanks for all your help, it all worked!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    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 password

  5. #5
    gesteves
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    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    System Preferences -> Security

    Check the box for Require password to wake this computer from sleep or screen saver
    Wow, I've been looking for that since I got my PB... I just gave up and used Fast User Switching to go to the login screen everytime I shut the lid...

  6. #6
    Desolate One
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    Whops! A bit off there wasn't I

    I wish I had my iBook @ the office!

  7. #7
    Badger
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    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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