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Chapter 16. Setting Up Accounts and Main... > Setting Account Access Privileges

Setting Account Access Privileges

Once you have set up a user account, it's up to you to decide exactly what that particular user can and cannot have access to (). For example, you might create a user account for a graphic designer and give them access to all the design applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator; however, you don't want them messing around with the accounting programs, so you deny access to those specific applications. Once the access privileges are set for an account, they can be changed at a later date, but the Administrator is the only person authorized to change them.

Set Account Access Privileges

Click the Apple menu, and then click System Preferences.

Click the Accounts icon.

Select the account you want to modify.

Click the Limitations tab.

Select from the following options:

  • No Limits. The user has the same limits as any other user. They can access files and applications on the hard drive, but they can't modify or delete them.

  • Some Limits. Click to restrict the user's ability to perform certain functions such as Open All System Preferences, Modify The Dock, Change Password or Burn CDs or DVDs. Also, you can select what applications they can access.

  • Simple Finder. Click to restrict the user to a stripped down version of the desktop, and only allows them access to the applications on their modified dock (selected by you). This option might be good for a new user or a guest.

Click the Close button.



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