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Old 22-02-2010
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Password protect Mac at startup
  

Hello everyone,

I want to lock my mac at startup so that nobody can access it.

I would simply put a password on the pc startup, but I do not know how to do it.

I search the forum and I have not found the solution .. if you could help me.

Thank you very much for your kindness

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Old 22-02-2010
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Re: Password protect Mac at startup

If you use manual of mac and and search this topic in that, you'll find the answer with step wise procedure, I think it's: System Preferences -> Accounts and Set Login on start up or something like that. Check it out.
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Old 22-02-2010
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Enable password protection in startup of mac

Do the following to enable password protection in startup of your mac:

Go to System Preferences -> Security -> General -> Disable Automatic Login -> Close Preference Pane

Now in the next reboot of your Mac, you will be prompted to enter your username and password to login in your account.
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Re: Password protect Mac at startup

  • From Apple menu, select System Preferences.
  • Select Security.
  • Check the Disable automatic login checkbox.
  • Now in System Preferences window. Select Accounts.
  • Now choose Login Options. In Display login window as, select either List of users or Name and password.
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Re: Password protect Mac at startup

Refer to following useful threads:

How to Remove Automatic Login in MAC
How to Setup firmware password protection in Mac OS X
How to Enable the root password in MAC
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Old 22-02-2011
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Re: Password protect Mac at startup

I think you can use ProteMac LogonKey. It's special soft for protect your data. It's make a special usb key and also protect you mac with additional password.
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Old 04-03-2011
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Re: Password protect Mac at startup

Also i've just bought Logon Sentry. It can make a usb key for Mac.
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