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Adding and Removing Users

When you first installed Mac OS X, an account was created using the name you supplied. The system uses the short name you gave as your account name, but you can use either your full or short name to log in to the system at the console. Because this account can access system settings and install new software, it’s referred to as an administrator account.

When logged in with an administrator account, you’re granted the privilege of adding other users and you can choose to give them administrative privileges as well. Remember, that means other people can add new accounts and modify the system, so you should be cautious about creating other administrative accounts. Be sure that you trust your users not to delete important files or disrupt the system in other ways before you give them administrator privileges.


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