New user or group setup
Enter information to add a new user or group.
Choose the type of account you want to set up:
The full name for a user or group.
An account name is generated automatically for a new user. The account name is sometimes called a short name, because it’s usually a shorter version of the full name or a name you created. You can change the account name now, but you can’t change it after setting up the account.
The account name is used to name the user’s home folder, and it can also be used as the login name.
Password, Verify, and Password hint
Enter a password for a new user in the Required and Verify fields, then enter a hint that can help the user remember the password. To use Password Assistant, click the key next to the Password field. See Tips for creating secure passwords.
Create User or Create Group
To finish setting up a new user, click Create User. To finish setting up a new group, click Create Group.
If your Mac has Touch ID, a new user can add a fingerprint after logging in to the Mac. The user can then use Touch ID to unlock the Mac and password-protected items, and purchase items from the iTunes Store, App Store, and Apple Books using their Apple ID. See Use Touch ID.