Forum Question: How Do I Disable Guest Users?

I have Lion in my MacBook Air and when I restart the computer I can login as a guest user and use safari. How can I Disable this guest user?

Comments: 8 Responses to “How Do I Disable Guest Users?”

    12/2/11 @ 8:40 pm

    In System Preferences, go to Users & Groups.
    Then unlock if you need to (padlock button at the bottom left).
    Then select the Guest User. To the right, you can deselect “Allow guests to log into this computer.”

    12/2/11 @ 10:35 pm

    I did that and nothing happen!

      12/2/11 @ 11:07 pm

      The option to log on as a Guest still appears even when you turn off that option?

    12/2/11 @ 10:57 pm

    I think I solve the problem going to Security & Privacy and checking Disable restarting to Safari when screen is locked

      12/2/11 @ 11:09 pm

      Ah, I see. That’s not a real Guest user account, just a special thing. It allows someone to access the internet even if they don’t have access to any accounts. If you use “Find My Mac” it could allow you to locate your Mac if it is stolen.

    12/4/11 @ 2:15 pm

    You cna also go to login options in the accounts area and select name and password as opposed to list of users. Downside being that you have to type both your name and password every time you log in.

    12/4/11 @ 2:18 pm

    Javi. Your option is better. Just a pwd is required when you log in or restart.

    9/27/12 @ 8:31 am

    in terminal:

    sudo defaults write “/Library/Preferences/” HideRestartToSafari -bool TRUE

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