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Basics to Add Administrator Account to your Mac

When you are looking to add administrator account on Mac and you can buy apps from the store and do other administrative task while logging ion to this account. You may want to give this administrator privilege to someone else on your Mac.

All the accounts either standard user account or add administrator account have some basic capabilities like they have their own desktop, home folder, ichat, iTunes and Photo libraries but the administrator account has some privileges related to changing the Mac’s settings.

As well as software installation etc. You can create another Administrator account so that another user can have access to administrative task while logging in to their account.

Create a New Administrator Account

It creates a new administrator account will all the administrator privileges.

  1. Selecting 'System Preferences' from the Apple menu.
  2. Click on Accounts. It will open the Account Preferences pane.
  3. Now click on Lock icon and provide the password of your Administrator Account and click OK.
  4. List of user accounts are displayed. Click on the + sign below the list of users name.
  • New Account window appears you have to select the Account type from the drop down menu. Select Administrator from the drop down menu.
  • In the Full Name field enter the name of the user for whom you are creating the Account.
  • Enter the nick name or short in the Account Name The name should be short in lower case without spacing. Mac also suggests the short name you can choose a name from it.
  • In the Password field enter a password for the account. You can also generate a password for the account with the help of password generator.
  • Verify the password by entering it in password field for verification.
  • You can also set a Password Hint for the account. It will assist you when you forget the password so it should be related to password which reminds you of the password.
  • Click on Create Account to create the new user account.

Change Standard Account to Administrator Account

There is another option you can change the standard account into add administrator account.

  • Selecting 'System Preferences' from the Apple menu.
  • Click on Accounts. It will open the Account Preferences pane.
  • Now click on Lock icon and provide the password of your Administrator Account and click OK.
  • List of user accounts are displayed, choose a Standard User Account from the list.
  • Tick the checkbox ‘Allow user to administer this computer’.

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