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Not a bug, a feature for multi-user environments
Authored by: Jaharmi on Jun 06, '04 09:36:26AM

This behavior has existed since Mac OS X could first lock its screen with the screen saver.

When I first encountered, I thought it was a problem. On a second's reflection, I realized it was a boon for multi-user environments like mine. I sometimes have student employees leave the office while they are still logged in, and when the screen saver kicks in, we still need a way to access that computer. Using any admin account to get past the screen saver is a desirable default.

I can understand if you'd like to turn that off, but the existing setup is a good default in my opinion.

This also mirrors the old AppleShare (and AppleShare IP) practice. A server admin could log into any user's account using the admin's password, to simulate a login by that user. It was a good way to test access and confirm problems. It was a little odd, but all told, a helpful feature.

Jaharmi



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