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ArcaOS User Accounts
« on: April 06, 2020, 08:41:43 pm »
I've been playing with ArcaOS for a while now, but something has been bugging me. I'd like to make it so that my computer requires a password to log on and use it, similar to Windows (or, indeed, any flavour of Linux). Unfortunately, I can't see an obvious way to accomplish this. Can anyone help me out?

Thanks!

Jack.

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Re: ArcaOS User Accounts
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2020, 10:20:46 pm »
 I have my laptop setup to ask a password at POST... setup thru the BIOS. But if you don't want to do that, with ArcaOS you can right click on the desktop, choose 'Properties', then click on the 'Screen Saver' tab. Check 'Screen Saver Enabled',,'Use Password Protection', enter your password, and check 'Start Screen saver on system startup'. This will boot the computer to the screen saver, and require a password to turn it off.

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Doug Bissett

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Re: ArcaOS User Accounts
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2020, 10:30:04 pm »
I've been playing with ArcaOS for a while now, but something has been bugging me. I'd like to make it so that my computer requires a password to log on and use it, similar to Windows (or, indeed, any flavour of Linux). Unfortunately, I can't see an obvious way to accomplish this. Can anyone help me out?

OS/2 is a single user system, unless you can find something to add. You can use Doodle's Screen Saver, to lock the screen on startup, and require a password to continue. RMB on a blanks spot on the desktop to get to the Properties. Click on the Screen Saver tab. Check the Use password protection setting. Add your password (twice), click the Change button. At the bottom, click Start screen saver on system startup.

You may want to increase the screen saver timeout, because every time the screen saver kicks in, you will have to enter your password to get back to work. If you want to immediately lock it, RMB on the desktop, and click on Lockup now.

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Re: ArcaOS User Accounts
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2020, 01:25:44 am »
Hi Jack

There are some extensions to enable multiuser:-

Multidesk/2 is available from hobbes - https://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/md-0-2-0.wpi
Here is a couple of articles about it http://www.os2voice.org/VNL/past_issues/VNL0901H/vnewsf5.htm and http://www.os2voice.org/VNL/past_issues/VNL0901H/vnewsf6.htm

Also on hobbes is Workplace Shell Access Control - https://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/WPSac_4-0.zip

Both used to work OK on OS/2 but not sure how well they will work on ArcaOS; may need a little tweaking...


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Pete