Each computer on the Internal Network can be customized at the Operating System level to provide greater security and usability. This information is only a recommendation. Additional Operating System questions should be addressed to Apple Support or the Network Administrator. Due to the unique needs of each office, MacPractice Support cannot assist with configuring your office's Operating Systems.
Each of the following settings can be found under the Apple menu, within System Preferences:
Users & Groups: The Mac OS X Administrator user account should not be used as a general login account for any user. Instead, create standard non-administrator user accounts.
- Standard user accounts remove administrative privileges. The administrator's password will be required to install any new software, updates, or make administrative changes.
- Deactivate any User accounts that aren't used.
- Create a strong password for each user account, with at least eight characters and a combination of lowercase, uppercase, numbers, and special characters.
- Disable automatic login: requires the Mac OS X username and password after restarting the computer.
- Require password for sleep and screen saver: requires the Mac OS X username and password after waking the computer from a screen saver. The computer should not be set to sleep.
- The Operating System firewall may be set to On within the Firewall tab. Incoming traffic from MySQL (port 3306) and the MacPractice Server will need to be manually allowed within Firewall Options.