What Log-in Method for OSX do you use?

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by rafaelc378, Sep 7, 2009.

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What Log-in Method for OSX do you use?

  1. List of Users (with password protection)

    28.3%
  2. Name and Password

    39.6%
  3. No Password Protection and/or I have Automatic Login Activated

    32.1%
  1. rafaelc378

    rafaelc378 Active Member

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    All the goings on in a certain thread and my own personal preferences has me curious as to how you guys log in.

    Do you do it this way (List of Users):
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    Or this way (Name and Password):
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    Or do you not have the Login password protected and have Automatic Log In activated (When you hit the power button to startup it automatically goes to the desktop screen)?

    Personally, I've always done the second, even in my days when I used Windows. I thought it was a tad bit more secure (Although my personal experimenting has shown that this isn't the case)?
     
  2. Elx200001

    Elx200001 Active Member

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    For my mbp, I just have it logged on to my user automatically. I'll probably change it if I need to send it in for repairs. My thing is that I never leave my laptop anywhere unless I'm at home. It's also clean of sensitive info. Except some of my passwords are in keychain, not really important such as the wifi passwords for our house and my cousin's place.

    On our iMac, we use the 1st method. The only person with a password on their user is my sister. Everyone's reason is that it won't leave home so why bother. We all don't have sensitive information in our macs. Only stuff on it are valuable memories (ei, pics) and school stuff so it's not much of a bother if other people see it.
     
  3. rjsant5

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    For my MBP, I just use "List of users" option with password protect.
     
  4. Mad Mac

    Mad Mac Active Member

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    I'm a bit insecure losing my Mac and along with it automatically stored passwords for online accounts. My Mac has a user login. Does this protect my passwords? Right now, I do not let the mac memorize any of my user names and passwords.
     
  5. Roman

    Roman Let's hug it out!
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    I use the Name and Password method mainly because this is how I got used to also way back using Windows.
     
  6. pilgrim28

    pilgrim28 Active Member

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    I like the the list of users so i don't have to worry about remembering my username just the password since i'm the only one using my Mac. I find it troublesome to also remember my UID and in my line of work i have to remember a lot of passwords so it helps to just enter the password.
     
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    List of user and password for me since I am the only one using it.
     
  8. xedner

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    I'm quite used to the user list.

    Also, I just use MacLoc on days when I put this macbook on sleep. It's an effective tool when you want to log-off securely and keep the applications you're working with.
     
  9. the sandman

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    it's name and password for me.

    although, which one is safer?
     
  10. bad_boy

    bad_boy Watching Your Language
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    Same here :D
     
  11. kentamayo

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    I've got a list of users with just the guest account and mine. :)
     
  12. mannyespejo

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    Name and Password, primarily since I'm the only one who uses my macbook.
     
  13. carloslegarda

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    I use Name and Password cos I don't want to have to type in my username everytime I log on.

    I have at least 2 user accounts even if I'm the only one who uses my MBP. I have one with Admin priveleges and one with Standard priveleges. I mainly use the Standard user. That way if I let someone else use my Mac they won't be able to install anything unless they give permission as the Admin.

    Oh, and I have Fast user-switching enabled as well. I also have Guest account enabled. When people want to use my Mac for a short while I let the use the guest account so that when they log off all the stuff they did disappears...

    I also set my screensaver to kick in (and I also have a hot corner specified so I can activate it as I leave the desk) and require a password to log back in when I'm at a location where I may be called away from my computer and there are other people around that MIGHT try to use my computer without my permission.
     
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  14. Hero33

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    hmm.

    Seems like I'm one of just a few that does not use the login screen. I like it that my mac boots quickly to the desktop.
     
  15. maxx

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    me too, i don't feel i have to trouble myself typing a password, if the contents of my Mac find their way on Youtube then it's my gift to humanity. hehe. ;-)
     
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    LOL nice one Maxx.
     
  17. bhoyetjumpay

    bhoyetjumpay Well-Known Member

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    me too, i don't use the login screen, i like when you wake up your mac from sleep, you're ready to do something:D
     
  18. itnetad

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    name and password for me
     
  19. hitme64

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    no login, just straight as cupcake...(a little too much on the metaphor, i guess)
     
  20. vr4_211

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    i think it's more secure this way.
     

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