I have an old 2011 iMac (OSX 10.12.6) in the kitchen which I want to use as a "kiosk". It can go to sleep and on touching the keyboard I want it to come back on without asking for a password.
Works great. ie: 1. Control Panel > Security & Privacy > General Require Password after sleep begins ? NO ) as well as 2. Users & Groups > Kiosk User > Login Items > Automatic Login = "Kiosk User"
But after a longer time, the sleeping desktop machine will go into Hibernate mode (rather than sleep) sometimes called Deep Sleep.
And when coming back from that it ALWAYS asks for password, and I dont want it to ask for a password even on wake from Hibernate.
Is there a way to set that up or do I have to hack something in pmset (ie never go into hibernate mode- which seems energy inefficient when its off for days)
Re hacking: the iMac does not seem to support standby...here is my pmset -g: System-wide power settings: Currently in use: hibernatemode 0 halfdim 1 womp 0 networkoversleep 0 sleep 10 (sleep prevented by screensharingd, apsd) Sleep On Power Button 1 ttyskeepawake 1 hibernatefile /var/vm/sleepimage autorestart 0 disksleep 10 displaysleep 10
Appreciate any pointers !