How do I add a password for running Parallels?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by DavidS126, Oct 20, 2021.

  1. DavidS126

    DavidS126 Bit Poster


    As it is now, whenever I click on the Parallels Desktop icon in Apps in Big Sur, I open Windows directly without having to enter a password.
    How can I add a password to prevent others from opening Parallels on my Mac?

  2. DebasmitaM@Parallels

    DebasmitaM@Parallels Staff Member

    Hello Devid,
    To set a password in the Parallels Desktop graphical user interface:
    1. Open Parallels Desktop and select a virtual machine.
    2. On the Parallels Desktop menu bar, select Actions > Configure to open the virtual machine configuration dialog.
    3. Select Security.
    4. Click the Custom password: Turn On... button.
    5. Enter a password, then enter it again to verify and click OK.
    Thanks, Parallels Team.

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