In your bitcoin.conf file you need to set a username and password (and set server=1 so the client starts up as a server not just a client).
I tried to open up the bitcoin.conf file but it did not recognize the file format, so I opened it up with 'TextEdit', a simple text editor similar to 'notepad' on a Windows OS. It had two lines of text:
So I simply change the username/password, then add a third line that says 'server=1'? Is this a good example of what it should look like? --->
Can the password be case-sensative? Thanks for the help thus far.