You can restrict access to your Xbox LIVE profile on any console, by requiring your Microsoft account password to sign into your profile. For information about how to add or change your profile password option, please see Password protect your Xbox LIVE profile.
Note “Microsoft account” is the new name for what used to be called “Windows Live ID.” It’s the email address and password you use to sign in to Microsoft services (including Xbox LIVE). Your Xbox console may still refer to your Microsoft account as your “Windows Live ID.” Keep in mind that these two terms mean the same thing. Your Xbox LIVE sign-in information has not changed. Find out more.
If you get one of the following errors when you try to require a password for sign-in, try the solutions below.
Solution 1: Require a password to sign in using Xbox.com
Use the following steps to remove your Microsoft account password so that your Xbox LIVE profile can’t be accessed without your Microsoft account password. Here’s how:
Xbox.com: Remotely require a profile password
If you have forgotten your Microsoft account password, see Find your Microsoft account or password.
Important If you believe your password has been compromised, you should also change your Microsoft account password. Here’s how:
If you can’t require a password using Xbox.com, try solutions 2 and 3 below.
Solution 2: Check the Xbox LIVE service status
Check the Xbox LIVE service status. If the Xbox LIVE service is up and running, try the next solution.
Solution 3: Sign into your profile later
Wait and try to require a password later.
If the problem persists, contact Xbox Support using the Assistance information at the bottom of this page.
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