I am trying to create a hidden account on my mac os x for security purposes. I thought this process would be much easier but I have run into ALOT of difficulty figuring out how to do it, and I thought it would be much easier to do. I can use terminal (somewhat) but I do need a step-by-step process because I'm not really the most tech-savy guy in the world.
Open Terminal and enter the following:
This removes the entered users from the login window. It might add an entry Other… to it though, so everyone will see you hid something.
Alternatively (additionally?), open System Preferences » Accounts » Right-click list entry » Advanced and change the account's user ID to something below 500.
You can also move the user's home directory in that dialog, so your evil plan isn't foiled by someone viewing the
Then, open Terminal and enter:
This setting will hide all user accounts with IDs below 500 without creating the Other… entry. Remember that you won't be able to easily log in anymore! Regular users are assigned IDs starting with 501.
Since all user accounts are visible to every user of your machine (likely even guests) using