1327 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2009 10:31 PM by Chris CA
I just played around with this and discovered something. It appears to work only for admin accounts. Her user account is an admin on the iBook (the iBook can't stay connected wirelessly so everyone needs to be an admin in order to reconnect.) Is there a way to disable this functionality for admin accounts?
Is this intentional
Yes, if she has an administrator account; it was included because someone shouldn't be able to lock an administrator out of the computer, and if the Fast User Switching GUI isn't enabled, there is no other way besides forcing a shutdown. Click here for more information.
Thanks for the quick response!
Sort of bummer though. The iBook has real trouble staying connected consistently to the wireless network and you can't reconnect without being an admin so I have a bit of a dilemma here. I'm going to research it a little and see if there's a way to disable that ability to unlock accounts for specific users. I'd rather my kids not be able to do it.
Rick Anderson wrote:
Sort of bummer though. The iBook has real trouble staying connected consistently to the wireless network and you can't reconnect without being an admin so I have a bit of a dilemma here.
I'm curious why only admins can re-connect to the wireless network. That doesn't sound right to me.
An administrator is allowed to define new users. One of the users is root who can look at any file on the system. Any administrator from the terminal can access any file. With the access to the machine, any user can boot a system's CD and change passwords on userids for instance.
Your best protection is to use filevault.
You may want to define a new forum entry that explores why you need administrator access to get your wireless connection working.
I do not know the wireless commands, however, you can change the permissions on terminal commands so that any user can run the command. Perhaps you could figure out the terminal command for reactivating you wireless connection and change the permission to let any by use it.