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Disable a user's account without deleting it
Authored by: romulis on Nov 16, '05 01:35:29PM

If it really works, disabling the account should be better than just changing the password.

For example: If the user has an ssh key set up - they can login without using the local password, so changing the password doesn't really help. (of course, the GUI login would be blocked though). It all depends on the people you're dealing with :-)

I didn't know that OS-X actually provides a way to disable accounts - it would be interesting to see what it really does (also haven't tested it :-) (ie: if it would still be possible to start processes with that person's uid etc)

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