Questions tagged [user-account]

User accounts facilitate different agents and settings on a computer. User accounts have a login name and a password, along with a home directory on the filesystem.

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How can I automatically log out the guest account after a period of inactivity?

As part of a kiosk system, I have set up a Guest account on a Mac OS X Snow Leopard computer. This account is cleared every time someone logs off the computer. However, plenty of people don't. Is ...
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How to add user to a group on command line?

With Linux/Unix, I can use useradd -G developers vivek to add vivek to the developer group. How can I do the same thing with Mac OS X? Then, how do I check if vivek is in developers group?
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Restoring User from Compressed Disk Image

Is it possible to restore a user's account and home folder from a compressed disk image of the Macintosh HD? The image was created using Disk Utility.
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How do I launch an app at start up but as a specific user?

I want to launch an app at login but have it running as a specific user. Here's the use case: I turn on my Mac and login in as Ben. In the background iTunes is launched for Bill. Ben can launch his ...
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User folder on 2nd partition with link?

I have a hackintosh system. Fully working one. I have a secondary partition called "Storage". I would like to move my user folder from /Users/"Username" to "Storage"/"Username". Afterward create a ...
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Is there a safe way to move the /Users folder to a separate volume/drive?

I have an SSD on the way and will be moving my HDD to the optical bay slot in my MBP. I want to boot from the SSD and store my /Users folder on the HDD. I've seen the way that everyone suggest ...