How to password protect a programme?

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  1. lucygrl

    lucygrl Registered Member

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    Hello, is there any way to password protect a programme? For example, if I wanted to password protect FTP, how could I do that?


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  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Password protect from? Starting up?
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  3. lucygrl

    lucygrl Registered Member

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    Yes, so for example if I click on FTP to start it up, it will ask for a password first before it loads,

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  4. Gullible Jones

    Gullible Jones Registered Member

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    Not sure what the context is, but password-protecting an application won't do anything that encryption or access control couldn't do better, IMO.
     
  5. AlexC

    AlexC Registered Member

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    That can be achieved in Windows using a standard user account and parental controls... don't know if something similar can be done in Linux.
     
  6. lucygrl

    lucygrl Registered Member

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    Thankyou, any suggestions on how to set up access control and encryption?

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