Step 1: Log into PS4 on my work machine

Step 2: Check the PS store

Step 3: See that this has given my colleagues access to my personal credit card

Step 4: Attempt to secure that user so the account can stay on the machine without everyone having access

Step 4a: Fail at step 4


I would like to be able to log my home account in as a user on the work machine without granting access to my credit card to all users.

Is there a way to password protect my user account?

  • @Corsaka Please don't post answers in comments. Dec 6 '19 at 13:38
  • @Wrigglenite Would that have classified as an answer? I'm basing this off what Egor Skriptunoff does in SO's lua tag.
    – Corsaka
    Dec 6 '19 at 18:59
  • @Corsaka It's offering a solution to the problem so yes, it's an answer. Dec 6 '19 at 19:01

You could set up a 4-digit passcode for your profile. Just go to Settings -> Users -> Login Settings -> Passcode Management and set up a passcode. You'll have to make sure you sign out after your session is done, too.

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    Will that affect all boxes, or just my work box?
    – deworde
    Dec 6 '19 at 16:20
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    It's a local passcode, so just your work ps4 (as long as that's what you set it up on) Dec 6 '19 at 17:12

You should already be requiring password before making purchases. You can also require password to sign into your user account. The smarter thing would be to not use a work PS4 to browse the PS Store. Do that at home.

  • It's more that the MasterCard appears to be available at the account level, not the box level. So even if I don't browse the store, I need to prevent someone "browsing it for me"
    – deworde
    Dec 6 '19 at 16:21
  • If they can't make purchases, what's the issue? Are you worried they'll sit there trying to guess your password? I guess the other easiest solution is to just use a guest/secondary account for work..
    – pboss3010
    Dec 6 '19 at 17:12
  • Need to double check if the house account actually doesn't require a password before a purchase, but it's obviously harder to confirm that's working without actually buying something. The passcode on the user is a great solution for my issue.
    – deworde
    Dec 6 '19 at 20:18

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