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Can I have two users account in my MacBook with passwords?

Asked by 2late2be (2289points) August 7th, 2008 from iPhone

I looked and find out that only admin account can have a password, any way to put password on the guest’s account?

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lefteh's avatar

You can simply create another user.
From the Accounts pane in System Preferences, click the plus sign toward the bottom left.

jrpowell's avatar

And if you enable “fast user switching” it is super easy to switch between the two accounts.

2late2be's avatar

yes I know I can create the account, but I want passwords in both of them…

lefteh's avatar

New accounts are password-protected.

jrpowell's avatar

I’m not really sure what problem you are having is. It is simple. A new account needs a password.

Tone's avatar

The “guest” account does not have a password. It’s specifically intended to be used for one-off access. A guess can login with no password, do some stuff, and then when they logout, all the data from that account is deleted. (The account remains, fresh for the next guest to come along.) This is all spelled out in the Accounts pane in the System Preferences.

If you want a second account with a password, you have to create a new one in addition to the standard admin and guest accounts.

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