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IT User Account

Note the following instructions are for personal machines only and NOT to be used on University-owned machines.

These instructions should be followed to set up an additional University profile alongside your personal profile on your personal computer.

Creating a local user profile: Windows devices

1

Launch

Click the Windows icon and then open the gear icon in order to open settings.

2

Settings

When in the settings, select home. From home, click on 'accounts'.

3

Adding new user

Select ‘Family & other users’ on the side tab, then click on ‘Add someone else to this PC’. Click ‘I don’t have this person’s sign in information’, then ‘Add a user without a Microsoft account’.

4

Setting up the user

Enter a username, password and password hint or choose security questions, then select ‘Next’.

5

User settings

To change a local user account to an administrator account; select the correct account and then click ‘change account type’. Under 'Account type', select 'Administrator' and 'OK', then sign in with that account. 

Creating a local user profile: Mac OS Catalina 10.15

1

Launch

Choose the Apple menu and go into your system preferences. From the preferences, go into ‘Users & Groups’.

2

Accessing settings

Click the lock icon to unlock it and then enter the administrator name and password.

3

Adding new user

Click the Add buttons below the list of users, select the new account pop up menu and choose the desired types of user:

  • Administrator: An administrator can add and manage other users, install apps and change settings. 
  • Standard: Standard users can install apps and change their own settings but can’t add other users or change other users’ settings.
  • Sharing Only: can access shared files remotely but can’t log in to or change settings on the computer. You can later choose to give the user permission to access shared files.

If you want to convert a standard user to administrator, select the user and then click ‘allow user to administer this computer’.

4

Setting up the user

Enter a full name for the new user. An account name is generated automatically. To use a different account name, enter it now — you can’t change it later.  Then, enter a password for the user, then enter it again to verify. Enter a password hint to help the user remember their password. Then click create user.

5

User settings

Depending on the type of user you create, you can also do any of the following: For an administrator, select “Allow user to administer this computer”. You can also use Sharing preferences to specify whether the user can share your files and share your screen.

Creating a local user profile: Mac OS Mojave 10.14

1

Accessing settings

Choose the Apple menu and go into your system preferences. From the preferences, go into ‘Users & Groups’. Click on the lock icon to unlock it, then enter the administrators name and password.

2

Adding new user

Click the Add buttons below the list of users, select the new account pop up menu and choose the desired types of user:

  • Administrator: An administrator can add and manage other users, install apps and change settings.
  • Standard: Standard users can install apps and change their own settings but can’t add other users or change other users’ settings.
  • Managed with Parental Controls: can access only the apps and content specified by the administrator managing the user. The administrator can restrict the user’s contacts and website access, and place time limits on computer use.
  • Sharing Only: can access shared files remotely but can’t log in to or change settings on the computer. You can later choose to give the user permission to access shared files.

If you want to convert a standard user to administrator, select the user and then click ‘allow user to administer this computer’.

3

Setting up the user

Enter a full name for the new user. An account name is generated automatically. To use a different account name, enter it now — you can’t change it later.

Enter a password for the user, then enter it again to verify. Enter a password hint to help the user remember their password.

Click Create User.

4

User settings

Depending on the type of user you create, you can also do any of the following:

For an administrator, select “Allow user to administer this computer”.

For a child or other managed user, select “Enable parental controls”. Click Open Parental Controls, then set up restrictions for the user. See Set up parental controls.

Use Sharing preferences to specify whether the user can share your files and share your screen.