Lesson 7Manage 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 7.1Change Passwords

OS X relies on passwords as its primary method for verifying a user’s authenticity. There are other, more elaborate systems for proving a user’s identity, ...

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