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Where can I deactivate
Authored by: deleted_user18 on Sep 14, '02 02:06:35PM

It was enabled with 10.1.5 but I now want to disable "Others..." in 10.2.

But the on/off button in System Preferences is gone!

Any hints?



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Where can I deactivate
Authored by: zenox on Sep 14, '02 05:08:43PM

Yep, same problem!!
How can we deactivate it?????



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Where can I deactivate
Authored by: daveschroeder on Sep 15, '02 12:40:08AM

"Other..." shows up in list of users mode on 10.2 when one of two things is true:

1. the root user is enabled, or

2. a network or other authentication agent is available

I'm guessing you probably enabled root. Disable the root user via NetInfo Manager, and "Other..." will go away. (And just in case you think you need root enabled, you don't. You can do everything you need to do with sudo, and even get a root shell with 'sudo su' or 'sudo -s').



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Where can I deactivate
Authored by: deleted_user18 on Sep 15, '02 03:24:44AM

Thanks! Never would have figured this out on my own.



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Where can I deactivate
Authored by: tiojuan on Oct 02, '02 10:14:16PM

You can just de-activate the root user altogether (which will require you to re-activate it anytime you need it but that should be infrequent). Launch NetInfo Manager from the Applications/Utilities folder and from the Security menu select "Disable root user". If you ever need to login as root again, go back to NetInfo Manager Security and select "Enable root user". As long as it's disabled so will the "Other user" option on the login panel.



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