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User Account Creation

In this section, we will touch on some of the basics involved in user account creation. We will look at some ways we can customize user account creation in Chapter 23, “File and Resource Sharing,” and we will look at user management in detail in Chapter 24, “User Management.”

Introduction to Multi-User Systems

OS X is a Unix-based operating system. As such, it is a multi-user operating system; that is, everyone who uses the machine may do so by having an account on the machine. A user can use his account on the machine either at the console or via remote access—if you should choose to enable remote access, which we will discuss in further detail in Chapter 26, “Remote Access and Administration.”


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