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The process of identifying and/or authenticating a user to grant access to a computer, server, or website.

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How does Mac login automatically after software update?

I have a MacBook Pro running Sonoma (but I think this predates it). FileVault is enabled, so automatic login is prohibited. If I restart normally, it goes to the login screen as expected. But when I ...
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After updating to 13.6.5, in addition to a totally empty Login Items screen in Settings-General, I could no longer sign in to MS OneDrive

After updating to Mac OS Ventura 13.6.5,I could also no longer sign in to my Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive apps as both would hang when I launch them. The local folder of OneDrive is also gone. ...
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Is there a way to delay the launch of the Finder app when logging in in macOS?

In recent macOS releases (Ventura/Sonoma), I have had this problem where, when I reboot and log in, the Finder launches before macOS has finished mounting my external (Thunderbolt) volumes. I don't ...
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All windows minimized after login

I have a weird problem. Sometimes, directly after login, all windows are minimized. The windows were not minimized when logging out. Most of the time they are restored to their previous position after ...
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Change Mac password not login password

My company has setup some MS crap to handle user accounts on the Mac. Via this frontend I updated my password. Problem is that this only changes my login password. The Mac password itself is still the ...
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How can I force another user to sign out? [duplicate]

I'm the Admin user on my Mac mini but sometimes other family members use the Mac mini too with their own user/profile. Sometimes they forget to logout though. I don't know their logins so I can't ...
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Must login 2 times with old and new password. How to fix?

I have a managed Mac from work running Sonoma 14.2. I believe our IT dept uses InTune to control the Mac. I recently changed my password, now I have to login twice when I restart. I have FileVault ...
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Is it normal to have another user logged in on my computer when no one is explicitly logged in?

I just noticed that on my personal computer there are some processes owned by another account. This account has been set up by myself for my children and is almost never used. I just logged in a few ...
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Keyboard is toast - how to get access

My old Macbook has fallen and since then the keyboard works only partially. I cannot login because my password uses characters that don't work. An external Apple keyboard doesn't work. In the past I'...
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Your account is locked. Try again in 1 minute

I am using an M2 Mac mini with Sonoma, and whenever I restart or shut down my Mac, I get "Your account is locked. Try again in 1 minute" message on the login screen, and that is without ...
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How to set PATH for all applications on a per-user basis?

I'm looking for a way to set the PATH environment variable for all applications that I (and only I) run under macOS (version 14 / Sonoma at the time of writing.) That sounds like it ought to be ...
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How to execute zsh script at logon which output will be visible in the terminal window?

My default command line app is iTerm (version?) on macOS (version?). I run my script at logon, (System Settings -> Login Items -> Open at Login + myStartScript.zsh) but the script output is not ...
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How can one see what information is being shared when getting notified that “this allows the app in the websites to share information about you”?

I installed Adobe Premiere Rush on my iPhone 12, which runs iOS 15. When I attempt to login via Google, I get notified that: this allows the app in the websites to share information about you as ...
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Updated from El Capitan to Sierra (10.11 to 10.12) and now no login passwords work

I have an older Mac Pro that I’ve been meaning to update for quite some time so I downloaded the Sierra installer and updated it. It appears the update goes fine and the system restarts but none of my ...
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Login screen with just a wallpaper and no users

my MacBook Air stopped showing any users on the login screen as well as the buttons in the lower part of the screen. How do I get in?
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Lock screen show all users instead of most recent user

I'm using an M1 Macbook Air (2020) with Touch ID, running Mac OS Ventura 13.4.1 There are two user accounts set up on the laptop, each with Touch ID. When the laptop locks (automatically or when the ...
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How to group saved site passwords in iOS safari

I have multiple businesses and multiple site logins for each. On PC I can open Chrome browser, select a google account that I created for one of my businesses, and then I’m automatically logged in to ...
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why safari doesn't authenticate me during auto fill?

I have saved my username and password(let's say of a website abc.com) in Passwords on macOS. Now, when I go to that website on Safari, and I click inside login username, it prompts me to autofill. ...
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Picture-in-picture, but for users?

On my Macbook Pro I have three accounts. One is an Administrator account, the other two are standard users: one for all my work-related stuff, while the other is personal. I keep the two completely ...
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After downgrade account to standard user not able to login

After downgrade an account to standard, this user is not able to log in. After reboot came up a login window, then progress bar and then a login window again. There message is "After reboot Touch-...
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SSH to Mac port 22: Connection refused - after Remote Login enabled

On my Macbook on Mac OS Ventura (aka macos 13.4) I enabled Remote Login in order to access this laptop via ssh: I've set the Mac's System Preferences > Sharing > Remote Login to accept ...
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application logins not saving = possible keychain issue

(2015 iMac running Monterey 12.6.6) I'm having login in issues with 2 3rd party desktop applications (both from the App store) that I believe are linked, possibly to a keychain issue? Evernote desktop ...
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Can't login to MacBook Pro, password and password reset not working

I am helping a friend who was deleting some files and sudo stopped working for him. He reset his computer and can't log back in. First he gets- Reset password using Apple ID credentials I enter ...
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Using tap cards to log in

I would like to know if it’s possible to log into MacOS with a tap card like you would use for access control on facility doors etc. I am familiar with smart cards and would strongly prefer my ...
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MacBook password doesn't work on login screen but works in recover options

Our M2 MacBook Air password doesn't work from the login screen. There is no option to reset it from the login window (see If you forgot your Mac login password). Trying to look into options using the ...
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How to remove Microsoft Login Items after installing Edge? [duplicate]

I tried installing Edge to play with the new Bing chat a while ago and now I'm constantly attacked by these notifications I see the following when checking my login items: I've moved Edge to the ...
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macOS Ventura 13.2+ Login Items removed on start up

I have downloaded the app Magnet and added it to my Login Items under System Settings → General → Login Items. When I login / logout from lock there is no problem. When I restart my computer, however, ...
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Cannot log into my Mac because the password contains the symbols ¨^

I am using a MacBook Pro 16 2019 (MacOS 13.2) and a very funny problem. I created a new admin password that contains the symbols ¨^, but in the login screen I can’t introduce those symbols, because ...
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I can’t log in, how to reset password macbook m1

the password is wrong it shows but I have taken the pic of the password last night
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Reset name and password to access macOS

My father passed about four months ago. He had a macOS computer we need to access for photos and a lot of information and files has stored. I do not have the Name or Password he used. Is the there a ...
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MacBook Air M1, I have a login screen but no account is showing although I have one

I can’t login to my Mac. It gives me the login screen but doesn’t accept my email and password. Also, it’s not using my account nor logging in automatically with my Apple Watch. What can I do? It ...
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How can I automatically mount a few remote folders at startup with SSHFS?

I have two folders on a remote server, and I mount them locally on my Mac using MacFUSE and SSHFS, as described here or here: sshfs -o allow_other,defer_permissions [email protected]:/path/to/...
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Is there a way to make login items only work on specific days?

Is there some kind of script or automation I can run that gives me the possibility for certain apps to open at login but only on certain days? For instance I want to be able to open Mail, Slack, ...
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Activated "Mouse Keys" on my macbook to simulate click with "i" key, now I can´t login anymore

I have an older macbook pro (maybe 2016 or so) - I´m not sure what OSX version it is but I updated it some months ago so it´s likely the latest compatible one. Now somehow the mousepad stopped ...
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iMac main/admin account won't log in (iMac mid 2011, High Sierra)

So I'm at a loss with my Imac which suddenly wouldn't log in and I really really don't want to lose all the information I have on there. I've tried to be as detailed as possible but might have ...
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"Trust browser" and similar things don't work

Each time I login into Apple, either from web site or from TV or from iTunes, after I entered my password, I need to run and find my MacBook and allow entrance based on geolocation get pin code ...
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How to change the initial login screen background in macOS Ventura?

After upgrading my macOS to Ventura, the initial login screen background, before selecting a user, is set to Chroma Red, and I can't figure out how to change it. When a user is selected, the default ...
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Why is Safari automatically accessing the log-in details of another app?

The other day, I logged in to a Google account with the YouTube app on iOS. Later, while doing a Google search, I noticed the Google account's profile in the corner, despite me never signing in to ...
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Local Admin Login While Someone Is Already Logged In

In my current job I am an admin working with Macs in a school district. I previously worked in a district that had an interesting option for local tech accounts to bypass the logged in user by ...
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MacOS unable to login after user folder moved to external SSD

I‘m running MacOS Monterey on a Mac Mini M1. I wanted to use an external SSD for all my data. Therefore, I moved my users folder to the SSD and then changed the account settings to point to the new ...
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A new user titled "other" has suddenly appeared on my login

I have tried to disable root user but when I get to the edit menu in the Directory Utility the option showing is "Enable Root User" so I'm guessing it's currently disabled. I also have the ...
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How to log out of iCloud on iPad?

I would like to log out of iCloud on iPad while staying logged into an Apple account. Documentation for this is at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208242 and is wrong. It states that I should sign ...
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Automation privacy preferences unavailable at random times

I have this strange symptom in which all of the apps registered under the automation privacy & security preferences sometimes are non-existent after unlocking my MacBook. I have similar problems ...
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Not able to update Apple ID Settings

I am trying to login to my Apple ID on system iMac which is quite old (as shown below). But whenever I try to login with my Apple ID, there are two different responses I have observed If I try to ...
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How can I log into a MacBook when I tried a few times and now the account is locked?

This is a MacBook Pro M1 with Monterey. The issue is: I cannot even power it down properly. Can I still retry log in (typing in the password) Or, somehow shut it down gracefully It doesn't show any ...
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View macOS login password without resetting it through shell

I was wondering if I could view the macOS login password through shell without resetting the password. I rebooted my Mac and did Cmd+S and went through some .plist files but couldn't find anything. ...
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"Other..." New user has been created and it wasn't me. (Monterey 12.4 ( 21F79))

2 days ago when I turned on my machine I found this screen: ("Otra...") means other in English, sorry but it's all in Spanish. When I go to check in the dictionary utility if the root user ...
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Why is fresh Monterey install ignoring clicks on the login screen?

I have updated my Macbook Pro to macOS 10.16 Monterey. The OS boots and sends me to the login screen. However, I am unable to click the name and password fields. The clicks are completely ignored ...
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Why a new M1 brand new Mac takes so long to start after login?

I have no application starting or loading anything when the mac starts. I start my mac, see the login window, type my password and after that it takes a long time to login. I guess 2 to 4 minutes to ...
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Where Does macOS Store Resume Data?

Short version is that I am wondering where macOS stores the list of open applications when a user logs out, such that they can be restored when the user logs back in (as part of macOS' Resume feature)?...
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