For HIPAA compliance, you must have user passwords on every computer. These passwords are a part of Windows security, not Open Dental security. If a computer is not in use for a while, then it should be set to automatically log out so that a user needs to use a password to log back in.
(10 computers or less)
A small office will usually designate one of their workstations as the server. If possible, it should only be used as the office server and not for day-to-day use.
To create separate users and logins for Open Dental, see Security Overview.
To update Open Dental, a user with administrative privileges is required.
(more than 10 computers)
A large office will typically use a Windows Server operating system. Set up an active domain and security policies according to your office policies.