How to create a POA (Power On Authentication) Account
To ensure the computer is secure - the inital user account should be the member of staff who will use the laptop.
You need to create a POA (Power On Authentication) User to allow another Windows user to log on to your computer.
- Switch on the computer.
The POA logon dialog is displayed. The second Windows user cannot log on at the POA because they do not have the necessary keys and certificates.
- Enter your existing POA credentials.
- In the POA logon dialog, click Options and clear the Pass through Windows check box.
The Windows logon dialog is displayed, prompting the second user to log on.
- The second user enters their Windows credentials.
- An entry for the second user is created in the Sophos SafeGuard system core.
The next time the computer is started, the second user can log on at the Power-on Authentication.