Keeping some apps private ??

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  1. trumps

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    I've an office machine, which will be accessed by many, but I want to keep the mail/ical/safari content (mail, appointments and bookmarks) private.

    Is there a way of restricting access to the use of these apps when I'm not at my desk?
     
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    Create a dedicated standard user account (with your own password, etc), login into that account for all your needs. MacOS with its unix kernel and core abilities will protect your application data as long as you log out of the said account when not in use.

    If you have enabled Fast User Switching, just simply "switch" MacOS back to the login screen.
     
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    You can use FileVault in the Security section of System Prefs to encrypt all your user data.
     
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    Create a separate use a/c but if you want more security create a sparse bundle in Disk Utility and keep your data in that.
     

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