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I am setting up a user and don't want a password. When leaving the new password field blank and hitting OK, the message "your new password is empty" and did not let me proceed.

Can anyone please help on macOS ?

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If you are running Sierra (at least that is what I tested) you can remove the password completely: SystemPreferences->Users&Groups->"ChangePasword": enter your Old Password, leave the New Password fields open, it will ask you if you really want to leave these open, do not react and hit Enter.

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You can use dscl . -passwd /Users/foo.

Don't use passwd since a 0 char password isn't valid, and won't accept the input of "nothing"

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  1. Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu (), then click Users & Groups.
  2. Click the lock , then enter account password.
  3. Click Login Options.
  4. Choose an account from from the “Automatic login” pop-up menu, then enter the password of that account.
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    This doesn't remove a password but enables "Automatic" login".
    – klanomath
    Dec 22, 2016 at 12:49

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