Lock Down Mac

Posted on 2008-11-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Is it possiable apply a policy to a Mac so that users cannot save files to there hard drive unless they are administrators?
Question by:clabianca
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    you could write a startup script that would deny write to locations in the user's home directory.  This would cause other issues tho because when the system tries to write data it too would be denied access.

    The better way to go about it is via a central management system like Open Directory on an OS X server whick would give you the ability to force data storage locations.
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    By design a user needs permissions to write and read certain files on the hard-drive such as preferences. If you apply file level restrictions (posix style permissions) you'll end up disabling the users ability to do work, and make many applications the end-user is using dysfunctional.


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