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OS X Mountain Lion All-in-One For Dummies by Mark L. Chambers

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Chapter 5: Setting Up Multiuser Accounts

In This Chapter

arrow.png Adding, modifying, and deleting users

arrow.png Establishing Parental Controls

arrow.png Configuring FileVault

arrow.png Avoiding keychains

In Chapter 4 of this minibook, I introduce you to the different OS X multiuser account levels and the login process. If you’re ready to share your Mac with others, you discover how to add new accounts and edit existing accounts in this chapter. Oh, and yes, I also show you how to frag — that’s multiplayer game-speak for “destroy” — accounts that you no longer need. I also demonstrate how to add optional limitations to an individual user account and how to avoid using a keychain (a tool that’s supposed to make it easier to store that pocketful of passwords you’ve created on the Internet).

Yes, you read correctly. By all that’s good and righteous, OS X actually has a feature that I don’t want you to use. Read on to find out more.

Adding, Editing, and Deleting Users

Most multiuser account chores you’ll encounter take place in a single System Preferences pane. (Cue James Bond theme song.) The Users & Groups pane is the ...

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