Mac OS X 10.6: Setting up a user account
To set up a user account:
Choose the type of account from the New Account pop-up menu:
Administrator: An administrator can create, delete, and modify accounts, install software, change system settings, and change the settings of other users.
Standard: Standard users can install software and change settings for their own accounts, but can’t create accounts or make changes to locked system preferences.
Managed with Parental Controls: These accounts have limited privileges that are managed using Parental Controls preferences.
Sharing Only: Sharing only users can access shared files in a specified location, but can’t change files on the computer or log in using the login window.
Group: An account that contains other users or group accounts.
Enter the user’s name.
A short name is generated automatically. If you want to use a different short name, enter it now. (After the account is created, you can’t change the short name.)
Enter a password for the user in the Password field, and then enter it again in the Verify field.
Enter a hint for the password in the Password Hint field.
If you want the user’s home folder encrypted for security, select the “Turn on FileVault protection” checkbox.
Click Create Account.