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Questions tagged [guest-account]

You can let other people use your Mac temporarily as guest users without adding them as individual users. You can use parental controls to set restrictions so guests can access only items that you want to share.

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Enable Guest User in 10.14.x Via the Command Line (without a MDM)?

Is there a way to enable the Guest user via the terminal in 10.14.x? I have tried... defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow.plist GuestEnabled -bool YES On machines where the ...
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Allow user to SSH to my Mac, but sandbox the account

I would like to create an SSH account on my Mac to allow some friends to test code on my machine from the command line. However, I want to sandbox them, so that the only folders/files they can see ...
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Enable restrictions on Guest user

Our employees are logging into our shared computer using Guest user. At some point somebody will click on an email address and Mail.app will open. If they put in their Gmail credentials, then it will ...
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Preserving a Configured Guest User Profile

I am configuring my school's macs to have a specially configured Guest User so that when students log in as Guest, they have Chrome all set up, with a pre-configured BlockSite chrome extension, and ...
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Upgrade to Mojave messed up Guest account

Prior to upgrading to Mojave, I had the Guest account enabled, so that if my laptop went missing, the person could at least access Wifi, and I would know the location through Find My Mac. I have the ...
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How to set “Tap to click” on guest accounts in macOS Mojave?

I setup new MacBooks with macOS Mojave having the "Tap to click" setting on in Trackpad settings. However, when a guest user logs in, this isn't set. Almost all other Trackpad settings are the same as ...
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Cannot Log Out of guest User

Ever since I upgraded one of our schools student MacBook Airs to Mojave, logging out of the Guest User account is broken. The cursor remains over a blank, black screen and nothing ever happens from ...
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Guest Account Missing from Login Screen

I have an iMac running 10.13.6. I have enabled the Guest account in Users & Groups within System Preferences, with Parental Controls unchecked, and Access to Shared Folders unchecked. However, ...
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Launch an Application on login for the Guest User

I would like for the Guest Account on the iMacs in my school to automatically launch Google Chrome when the Guest Account is logged into. With normal users, you can accomplish this with the Login ...
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Manage Guest Account via Profile Manager

I have enabled the guest account for all of the iMacs and Macbooks in my school. I would now like to use Profile Manager to trim down the dock for the Guest user, set a custom homepage for Safari and ...
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Enable Guest Account via Profile Manager

I am the sole IT guy in a small school that is all Mac. I have about 40 student MacBooks to manage and about 40 student iMacs as well. I would like to manage them as best I can using Profile Manager. ...
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Trying to disable guest account gives 2 accounts

After upgrading to High Sierra, I have 2 guest accounts. It's disabled in the settings menu and I've tried the trick of turning filevault off and back on. Find my mac is turned off. I've attached a ...
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Why do I have two Guest Users?

I'm kind of worried about the macOS (10.13 High Sierra) installed on my computer. I restarted my computer because it was misbehaving with Reminders (I logged out and in to iCloud to see if Continuity ...
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Notify someone by email if FileVault Safari-Only Guest User logs in

This question is related to questions 154363 and 144801 (I can't link to them b/c I don't have the reputation and need my two link limit below), but they don't quite answer what I need. Please note ...
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Where is the login guest account?

I have a guest staying in my apartment and I would like her to use my iMac as guest. But when she boots it, she sees only the login to my account and cannot find any reference to the guest account. ...
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I am on a MacBook Air and using a guest account. I am trying to access a USB, but I can't [duplicate]

Ok, so here's the deal. I have a picture, from Google Images, that I am trying to put on a flashdrive or such so I can make it the profile picture to the account I am currently logged into. I have the ...
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How to run script using cron or launchd for Guest user account in El Capitan

I could not find a way of executing a script for the Guest account during login which executes every minute. They say using cron daemon is deprecated so it looks like I will be using launchd with ....
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Login screen shows “Guest” option even though it is disabled

I have disabled the "Guest" option on my Macbook Pro, however it still shows the "Guest" bubble next to my account on the login screen.
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MacBook not letting me log out of Guest Account

I'm using my brother's new MacBook and it's not letting me log out of the guest account. The only options I see are Restart and Shut Down. How can I log out of the guest account?
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How to disable the Guest account on OS X El Capitan

About a couple of weeks ago, the Guest user account was automatically enabled on my Mac running OS X El Capitan (by itself, without me enabling it). Now, whenever I start my Mac, I am greeted with a ...
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3 finger swipe gesture while on guest user account

Firstly, I have the latest OS X installed (10.11.2) and when I log in to the Mac with my administration account everything regarding the trackpad gestures works smoothly. What impresses me is that ...
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OS X El Capitan (10.11.1) guest user can login even if it is disabled

After updating to El Capitan 10.11.1 the login screen shows my default user and the Guest account. The Guest user is disabled though. What is wrong here? I really don't want anyone other then me to ...
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What is the user name associated with the Guest Account?

I'm trying to clamp down SSH access to a OS X 10.5 machine. Its a PowerMac used for testing software under the PowerPC. SSH servers have a "Deny" configuration option that allows us to explicitly ...
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AirPort Express Base Station “Guest” network does not allow logons. (spinning wheel)

I have set up an AirPort Express Base Station (June 2012 model, the current one). For setup, I used a Yosemite MacBook Pro over Ethernet. The AirPort Express has an Ethernet running from the WAN port ...
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Guest account as sandbox?

How much extra security do I get by downloading and running code only in a guest account. My normal user data is safe. Shared data is write able somewhat, but I can do a search for writable areas and ...
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Where does OS X get defaults from in Guest User Web access Parental Controls?

I did not put these here, I don't know where they came from. WHOIS by IP seems to indicate they are from Amsterdam? (149.154.175.50 copy-pastable for anyone who wants to check)
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OS X asking for local items keychain password

My mid-2010 macbook pro was running just fine on OS X 10.10, and then I decided to enable the guest account. My account still works fine, but when I login into the guest account, I get an annoying ...
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Guest User has keychain issues until I reboot

We have some systems used as general-purpose systems. We configured the systems to enable the Guest user; periodically, when trying to log into the system, a keychain notification pops up saying it ...
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Get back guest user osx 10.10.1

I upgraded to 10.10.1 and now I can only reboot to Safari mode and enable parental controls on guest user is greyed. Does anyone know how to get the real guest user account back?
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Hide backup drive from guest user

I have a backup drive connected to my mac mini, which I just upgraded to yosemite. I created a guest account, and unfortunately, the guest can browse the backup drive. Is there an easy way to prevent ...
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Little Snitch in Safari-only guest account?

I have FileVault 2 enabled on Yosemite. I use Little Snitch and would generally like to limit information sent to Apple while I'm using the laptop, but I would also like to use Find my Mac. In the ...
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Yosemite installer made my account into a guest account

While upgrading to OSX Yosemite, I quickly skipped forward in the different menus, and must have inevertenly created a new account. Now my old proper account has become a guest account, with parental ...
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How can I change some of the system default preferences used for the guest and new user accounts?

I have an shared OSX machine (now running Yosemite) that is used by a large group of people, most of which are not normally Mac users. A couple of the most regulars such as myself that need persistent ...
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Can I turn off my Guest account and still use Find My Mac?

I understand that turning on Find My Mac also turns on a "Guest" account (in "login only" mode). For a variety of reasons, I would prefer not to have an enabled Guest account at all. Does Find My ...
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Xcode 5.1.1 crashes on 10.9.5 Mavericks when run in User Account but runs in Guest Account

Model Name: iMac Model Identifier: iMac9,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 Cache: 6 MB Memory: 4 GB Bus ...
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How to check Guest user's log on os x?

I leave my Mac at my job and when I come back, someone used it using Guest user. Is there a way for me to check what this person did when he logged in my mac using Guest user?
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Change guest account photo in Mavericks?

In Mavericks, how do you change the user account photo to something other than that gray silhouette? I've searched for an answer to this question and it seems people figured it out in Mountain Lion ...
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How do I make Chrome the default browser in the OSX Guest Account?

I'd like to make Chrome the default browser in the OSX. I've managed to get Chrome added to the guest account but there are several issues Everytime the guest account is launched after reboot Chrome ...
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Possible to add a password to the guest account on Mavericks?

I have a very precocious four-year-old who absolutely adores computers. We gave him his own login with which we control his access carefully. The problem is the guest account. It requires no password,...
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Can't log in to guest account

I can't log in to the guest account. Clicking "guest" at the login screen has it shake its head. Normally there's no password. What could be causing this? It might not be relevant, but it's a laptop ...
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OS X Mavericks Guest Mode with Filevault → Safari flickers + crashes

Did anyone tried out the Guest Account feature in Mac OS X Mavericks with Filevault2 = on? I did and - Safari flickers (like with wrong graphic driver) → https://discussions.apple.com/message/...
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allow program to run on guest account mac

How do I allow a program have run access on my guest account? I am running on a Mac Book pro, I am also running mavericks operating system. In specific I have installed a game on my admin account. ...
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What is the “guest” password?

I tried looking for the "guest" password by doing the command dscacheutil -q user and found the guest account. I saw that there was a "password" (I know that the usual guest account does not have a ...
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Setting Up A Guest User Account In OS X?

I have been advised that if you let people use your Mac, is it better for them to use A Guest User Account as when they have finished, all settings etc will be deleted and your Mac will be left "...
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On login, I am only given the Guest user option. How do I log into my account?

I tried to add a guest account to my laptop and when I restarted the computer, the only login option I have is the Guest Account. Choosing this account restarts the computer into the Safari-only ...
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How to remove Guest option from login screen?

I just started using a MacBook Pro in addition to my Windows 7 laptop (to see if the OS X 10.8 will be a good alternative for me). At Windows bootup, since my user is the only one on the computer, it ...
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Is the Guest account a security risk with full disk encryption on Mountain Lion?

I have File Vault 2 full-disk encryption enabled on my 2012 MacBook Air running Mountain Lion. By default it also has a "Guest" Safari-only account available. I just tried it the other day and found ...
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I have an encrypted disk. How do I customize the Guest shell that is offered when I boot?

I have an encrypted disk and when I boot I'm offered the ability to log in as a guest and get a Safari only shell. This appears to be different from the guest account that is offered in the login ...
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Time Capsule will not allow allow a guest network in Bridge mode. Why?

My 2 terabyte Time Capsule used to allow a guest wifi network but since I had to switch to bridge mode to accommodate my cable internet provider (while installing an Exchange server w/o a static ip ...
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What do I need to provide a wired guest isolated access to my home network?

I have an AirPort Extreme (APE) with the Wi-Fi setup for guest account and this works just fine. I was wondering if I could also provide a wired ethernet guest access without letting this user see my ...