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Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials by Kevin M. White

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Lesson 8. System Security

Goals

• Understand password types and their usage

• Use a variety of methods to reset lost user passwords

• Manage user and system security settings

The primary purpose of a multiple-user operating system is to provide all users with a secure work environment. OS X provides a relatively secure out-of-the-box experience for most situations. Yet some situations call for greater security than the defaults afford. This lesson focuses on the built-in advanced security features of OS X and how best to manage and troubleshoot these features.

Reference 8.1 User Account Security

As was discussed previously in this guide, OS X uses a variety of user account types: standard users, administrative users, the guest user, sharing ...

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