Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard Security Guides

Mac OS X Leopard Security GuideDid you know that Apple provides security guides for Mac OS X administrators? Download the free 260-page guide, called Mac OS X Security Configuration for v10.5 Leopard, to discover a wealth of Apple security recommendations for hardening Mac systems. Available from Apple as a PDF document.

Warning! “This document is intended for use by security professionals in sensitive environments. Implementing the techniques and setting found in this document will impact system functionality and may not be appropriate for every user or environment.”

included mac os x security topics

  • About This Guide
  • Introduction to Mac OS X Security Architecture
  • Installing Mac OS X
  • Protecting the System Through Hardware
  • Securing Global System Settings
  • Securing Accounts
  • Securing System Preferences
  • Securing Data and Using Encryption
  • Securing System Swap and Hibernation Storage
  • Avoiding Simultaneous Local Account Access
  • Ensuring Data Integrity with Backups
  • Information Assurance with Applications
  • Information Assurance with Services
  • Advanced Security Management
  • Security Checklist
  • Security Scripts
  • Glossary
  • Index

mac os x security configuration guide

You may click the links below to download the Mac OS X Security Guides for Leopard or Tiger. This bears repeating – please DO NOT experiment with the instructions in these Apple guides. The recommendations are intended for experienced Mac OS X users.

Mac OS X v10.5 (Leopard)

Mac OS X v10.4 (Tiger)


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