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Questions tagged [login]

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

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Prevent services from prompting for imported keychain password on login

I have a new Macbook, I exported my old Keychain and added it to my new account. I have a couple of these keychains that I've brought with me to each new machine over the years. When I login, it ...
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iCloud keeps prompting for password after password reset, unable to log out

I am helping a relative with her Mac computer. I am trying to update the iCloud password, and I believe I have done so successfully. I was able to confirm the password change and the login attempt ...
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Finding login attempts to a MacBook Pro

Is there a way I can see the login attempts and login status to my MacBook Pro? These are essentially user sign-ins. Running macOS Mojave 10.14.4.
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Why do applications open Safari, even if another browser is selected as the default?

For example, when I use a specific VPN application, the authentication path opens the Safari browser, which cannot work with Yubikey. Is there a way to convince the application to use a different ...
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Location of login/autostart apps setting file in macOS

Under System Preferences → Users & Groups → Current User → Login items, a list of applications is maintained that will open automatically upon login: I would like to share these settings across ...
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How to make `sudo su` run startup scripts?

Supposedly the bin/sh shell that is the default root shell is not strictly a "bash" shell, but is a POSIX compliant equivalent. According to this site, when you invoke the shell executable of a "...
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Error code: error connecting to apple id server

I tried to use the key chain access fix of opening keychain and clicking preferences but when i click preferences this is what I see. What do i do now. i cannot access anything that requires the use ...
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How to enable / disable accounts for Filevault2 pre-boot authentication?

I just upgraded to macOS 10.14.3 from High Sierra. My Mac has multiple user accounts and so far (i.e. macOS 10.12) I could always manage which users were allowed to unlock the encrypted Filevault2 ...
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My mac is starting slow. I know login items, CleanMyMac. What else?

My MAC has a slow start-up time (at times, 5s or more before initial black screen with Apple logo). I am aware of login items. I have used CleanMyMac. Is there anything else I should check for? Thank ...
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Mac logged me out and can’t get back in

My Mac logged me out and it forces me to login with the Guest account, which for some unknown reason is password protected and I can’t login! I tried restarting it but the issue persists! Before that ...
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User cannot login using AD credentials, others can

Setting up a new MBP (mojave) for a user to replace their iMac. Mac is bound to our Active Directory and test AD account can login and create mobile user without issue. The user that already has a ...
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How can I set Bluetooth to disable/be disabled at login? [duplicate]

I’d like to have Bluetooth disabled when I login to my user account after restarting/logging out and then back in. Any solutions? I’m on macOS Sierra with blueutil installed (brew install blueutil)
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Trouble logging into macOS

When I left my MacBook Pro for a minute, it closed out, which is normal. But, when I returned, it refused to accept my password to my regular administrator account. So I clicked on Guest User to see ...
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How to get time-dependent CPU usage logs?

Sometimes my MacBook pro 2017 starts rotating the fan very fast. It's hard to see if there is anything abnormal in the Activity monitor because it looks pretty much as always but the total CPU load. ...
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Unable to login on Mac Appstore

MacAppStore When I enter my password and click submit, The dialog box starts loading and then goes away but does not sign me in. This is happening every time I am trying to sign-in. It's a new laptop ...
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I can't log into root or my user account

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro, with root setup and SIP disabled. I was downloading files today, and suddenly my computer couldn't connect to the internet (it said that it had a self-assigned ip). No ...
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Unable to login to older Mac with FileVault

This post concerns an Apple iBook G4 running Mac OS X 10.4.11 -- a PowerPC machine. The machine uses the original version of FileVault ("Legacy FileVault") to encrypt (parts of) the user's home ...
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Delete an user account that does not show on HD or Users & Groups

I am being prompted with an account named "Other..." and even with admin permissions I cannot delete it as it does not show on my Users & Groups or in the file system. It is like it does not exist ...
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Is it possible to remove Remote Login as an option from System Preferences altogether?

Somebody in my family has recently been trying to spy on my computer, and I was trying to buy them a surprise gift... I keep turning off Remote Login, but they turn it on while I'm not paying ...
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Disable smart-card login on MacBook

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina 15-inch Mid-2015) running High Sierra OS (10.13.6). At some point, i think i accidentally enabled smart-card login on this laptop. Now, every time i connect a card-reader ...
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Verification Fails [duplicate]

I have an iPhone 5c and I've been trying to log onto my iTunes and Apple Store in my settings, but I keep getting a "Verification Failed. There was an error in connecting to your Apple ID." error. I ...
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Kept logging out after I log it or move pages between two monitors

This is somewhat complicated but simple. I have two BenQ monitors with Mac Pro 2010(RX570 8gb). (1) Im using MacOS Mojave but I can not log in cause my computer log out after 3 sec. (2) I pull ...
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How to share screen without login

I have three Macs on my LAN. Call them Mini, Ret, and Flat. All three have a user named 'chap', who's an Admin. Mini and Ret are running the most current version of MacOS 10.13, and Flat is running ...
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Change the sleep icon in login window (loginwindow.app)

I would like to change the sleep icon in the login window. I've found loginwindow.app (/System/Library/CoreServices/loginwindow.app) and replaced Sleep.tiff with the desired image with identical file ...
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Spotify automatic startup mystery [duplicate]

Trying to get rid of Spotify's startup at login time I found an interesting behavior: while its plists are not present in any of the known locations such as Library/LaunchAgents and Library/...
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How do I stay logged in on Safari 12?

Since upgrading to Safari 12, many sites that I could remain logged into for extended periods of time now aggressively log me out, often several times a day. Sometimes it even becomes difficult to ...
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Why does correctly logging in take less time than an incorrect try?

I entered a wrong password on my lockscreen today, and saw it took around 1-2 seconds for it to shake and prompt for a retry. However, if I enter the password correct, it takes fractions of a second ...
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How can I regain an admin account on my iMac?

I have seen this question several times but no clear answer. I changed the password on the admin user account and It saved it as a standard user. I just bought the Mac so I’m a newbie. I have tried ...
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Mac after reboot only allows one account to logon

Afternoons all, So I have a MacBook Pro, 2018 TB with High Sierra that's bound to a Windows domain, built via JAMF. We have one admin account on the machine which our IT team use then the user ...
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Admin login error

I decided to change my admin name. I went to "System Preferences"-> "Users & Groups" -> unlocked -> changed admin name. After I rebooted my Mac, it seemed that Admin name hasn't changed. In ...
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Apps retaining data after being deleted

I had the Facebook and Instagram apps installed on my iPhone (latest iOS). I deleted both apps and checked that there was no data from either app stored on iCloud (I went to Settings - iCloud - Manage ...
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Cannot Connect to App Store (Or iTunes)

I'm struggling to login to App store or iTunes. I found several posts on this issue already: Cannot Connect to the App Store macOS: Cannot connect to app store Cannot connect App Store after ...
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How Do Macbooks Automatically Connect to Xfinity Wifi

I have a MacBook that has automatically connected to Xfinity hotspots ever since I logged into a friends apartment wifi years ago. They now live outside the US, so I doubt they still have an account. ...
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Why does macOS 10.13 suddenly asks for a PIN instead of password for login?

When facing the lock screen to enter my credentials, my Mac running macOS 10.13 High Sierra asks for a PIN instead of my password. This has happened 4 times within the last months. The only solution ...
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Wallpaper lock after mac restarting

I recently restarted my mac and after login i am locked in a wallpaper. This is a picture after i logged in. If you know how i can make it work again you would save me !
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MacBook Air stuck at login screen, can't get into safe boot nor into Recovery Mode

Last night I kept my MacBook Air on sleep mode and in morning when I tried to login, it got stuck at login screen with progressive bar completed but there was no further action. The screen is ...
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Mac beach ball when logging in including Safe Mode

My 27-inch iMac (late 2013) running in High Sierra has been stuck since this evening. After booting up, I tried logging in as usual, but it does not let me in. Right after entering the correct ...
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Locked out of Macbook Pro after switching user accounts

I couldn't log on to my corporate macbook pro today after cleaning the keyboard. So I switched user accounts because I had that option. That showed a logon screen. but instead of my name being in the ...
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MacBook Pro stuck on Update Needed login screen with progress bar

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro running macOS High Sierra. I recently installed an 8 GB RAM module and when I restarted, I was greeted by the Update Needed login screen. I restarted with Cmd + r and found ...
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why can I login MacBook with different usernames of the same user

I have only one user on my MacBookPro. When I check the Users & Groups panel, I can see the username of this only user is "xxxyyy", then I also check the home directory of this only user in ...
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Why does Safari frequently log me out of websites?

Recently, Safari started to act differently and to bounce me out from websites such as Gmail, so I need to login after reboot or long sleep etc. Why is this happening? How do I make Safari "remember"...
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no admin account OSX 10.13.5 [duplicate]

I have a macbook pro 2011 with high sierra 10.13.5 Today i tried renaming my admin account in the system preference / users. I couldn't rename the account, and i have lost the admin rights. Now i ...
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Can't get past login screen

I have a Mac that I bought from work during a hardware refresh, which was previously joined to a domain. Booted using cmd-R and reset the Admin password. Logged in, started deleting the old work ...
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Password field focus

On my corporate 2015 MBP, when you mistype the password the, the password dialog shakes and then the password field loses focus. I'm currently running 10.12.6. This did not happen with El Cap and ...
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OSX Sierra. Account not accepting password after sleep, works fine after restart

Question says it all, I'm very confused and this doesn't make sense to me. I power on my computer, put in my password, and it works just fine. I leave my computer, the screens turn off after a while....
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Why does my MacBook Air (almost) always lock when I shut the lid?

In system preferences, under Security and Privacy, the "Require Password" box is not checked. Interestingly, even when I have entered my password and the lock icon is open, I cannot check this box - I ...
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How can I add a custom message in the macOS login screen?

Our community group has just had three Apple Macs donated to us. Two are laptops with macOS Sierra installed and one is an iMac with macOS High Sierra installed. I’ve been asked to add a custom ...
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Logging out one specific user after inactivity? [duplicate]

I want to log out one specific user after he's been inactive. I share a computer with my brother and often when I forget (I'm often in a hurry, but that's a different topic) to log out, he just uses ...
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Changing the user when turning in my Macbook Pro

On my macbook pro 2010 (running Yosemite 10.10.5) I have two users. My normal Admin account and a Guest account. Whenever my computer is turned off, it automatically logs into the guest account when I ...
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Mac OS stuck after login

This screen came after I entered my credentials to login, and stayed here for a long time. I have tried reinstalling the os and clearing nvram, tried booting into safe mode and run diagnostics and ...