Kiosk 1.4b8 reviewDownload
Kiosk is software that provides basic security for the Mac, similar to Apple's At Ease software.
Kiosk is software that provides basic security for the Mac, similar to Apple's At Ease software. Although it provides support for authenticating users, the main features are the ability to restrict which applications may run, and the resetting of the Mac to a "clean" state after a set amount of idle time.
It provides basic security features, including multiple authentication methods (using plug-ins), three user levels (normal, guest, and admin), the ability to allow only specified applications to run, event logging, reauthentication (is that a word?) after a specified amount of idle time, etc. Note that although Kiosk provides some security, it is not the ultimate hard disk/file security package for the Mac, nor is it meant to be.
Fixed bug where some objects were not getting initialized at startup.
Can now specify control panel applications (creator code 'APPC') as well as FileSharing as permitted applications.
Added "Permit Control Panels and Extension" option if you don't want to add individual files to the permitted apps list.
PPC version of Kiosk no longer patches ExitToShell but instead uses a CFM termination routine.
Kiosk now shuts down rather than restart the Mac if it fails during initializing, e.g., if no preferences file exists.
Kiosk no longer restarts (or shuts down) if it fails during initialization but the Finder is already running.
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