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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How can I debug an extremely slow login?

Recently, I poured water onto the keyboard of my MacBook 2017 (4 thunderbolt), and I forced shutdown it. After letting it dry for two weeks, I opened it and everything seems to work. It also passes ...
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How to change the keyboard language (two languages setup) at login screen on Macbook Air 13?

During login I had two keyboard language options which appeared on the right top corner which I could choose. After reboot, I lost them. How can I get those two keyboard language options again? I ...
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Remove user password or create new user for macOS from live linux [closed]

So I have a user case where I want to boot a live Ubuntu on a mac and from that instance be able to remove a password from a current macOS user account and force the user to set a new password(or ...
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Using Fluid.app to auto-login to websites [duplicate]

I posted a question yesterday but it was closed and I was asked to reopen the question since it was not very clear. Thank you for the feedback and so sorry for all the confusion! I would like to use ...
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Can't seem to auto-fill username and password in Fluid.app webapp

I would like to use fluidapp.com to make a webapp for me to auto-login to uptodate.com. I've used (and still use) fluidapp for my email and other websites and it saves my password so I don't have to ...
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accessing data on a broken macbook pro

I have a MacBook Pro 13" (2017) which is not displaying any info on the screen. It's more than a broken screen. There's a problem with the logic board. I'd like to sell it for parts, but I'm ...
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MacOS High Sierra VSCode “Writing login information to the keychain failed with error 'UNIX[No such file or directory]'.”

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 with new install of VSCode 1.50.0 Attempt to "Sign-in to Sync Settings" web/browser-based SSO redirects to Microsoft and/or Github browser login login fails - ...
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Temporarily halt logins while launchd is running a timed script

I have a launchd triggered timed script that checks if a user is not logged in and runs a one-time folder clean-up operation when they’re not. The script is fast, but I still don’t want the user ...
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SSH Bypass Google 2FA When On The Same Network

Because of a few different applications I need to use, I need to be able to bypass Google's 2 Factor Authentication pam.d module when an SSH connection is coming from the same network. There is very ...
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How to change a MacBook's “main” login/user?

I got a new (reconditioned by Apple) MacBook for my girlfriend. When it arrived, I went through the setup process and created my account, and then created her account afterwards. Both have admin ...
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How can I change the private relay email used in Sign In With Apple?

I am developing an app and implementing Sign In With Apple, logging in/out removing Apple ID and signing in again. I noticed that the relay email is always the same. Is there a way to reset the relay ...
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Login AD account from loginwindow

I've just binded my machine (running Mojave) to new AD server and would like to login to an existing AD account, but all I get is a tilted password record (indicator that occur once password is ...
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Manage family macOS logins

I have a family with many macOS devices. Originally I set these up with an admin user with the same username and password on all devices, and I used this to admin parental controls on them. This has ...
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How can I know on which device I get Apple verification code?

I have one Mac, two iPhones, and 2 iPads. There are 4 Apple accounts used on those devices, with some of them switching to each other. It is also common that on some device the system and App Store ...
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how to return to lock screen after switching user

This seems such a simple thing, I can't believe I can't work out how to do it or find the solution on the net. My partner's MACbook Pro (running 10.15) laptop was on the lock screen, and I stupidly ...
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Change Catalina login screen password prompt retries

When I login to Catalina, having fat fingers, I quite often mistype my password. Then up pops an unhelpful box saying "If you forgot your password, you can ...". I haven't forgotten my ...
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Log into Mac Mini with unpaired Bluetooth keyboard and mouse

Can I pair a new Bluetooth keyboard or mouse when I try to log into Catalina, when no other input device is available? Here is my situation: I have a MacMini with Catalina installed. It works ...
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Accessing files on a macbook pro

My boyfriend died in a violent hit and run. All of his photos are on his macbook pro laptop. His iphone is locked with a pin code and his computer is locked with a password or a recovery key. His ...
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Is there way to force apps to start in specific order at login?

Like everyone else, I've got a few apps that start automatically when I login. Some of these connect to the Internet. I'm using a VPN consistently, and some of these apps boot up and login before my ...
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Why do I see this installation screen upon logging in?

I logged into my Mac and the progress bar went about half way when the screen blacked out, another loading progress bar showed up, after which this showed up (see image). What's going on?
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Login Screen Before OS Loads?

I have verbose mode turned on always so I can see if a kernel panic or some error happens. After having it on for a few times, I started to notice that most of the boot was happening after the login. ...
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Mac OS disable shutdown prevention when user is logged in

At our office, there are tons of different users who use the same Macs running High Sierra over the course of a day. Unfortunately, sometimes people forget to log out after they've used those ...
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Mac being hacked? Failed login attempts not by me

A couple days ago I opened my MacBook Pro (2015) and it didn’t ask for the password and automatically opened up to my desktop. This shouldn’t have happened since I set my Mac to ask for password 5 ...
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How can I disable macOS pre-selecting an account on the login screen?

I would like to type in my username and password whenever I boot my Macbook. However, when I boot, it automatically selects my username and asks me to type in my password. Can I change this behaviour ...
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How can I enable unlocking my Mac Mini while sharing the screen?

For reasons I can only guess are somehow related to security, it is not possible to unlock macOS with an Apple Watch if you're viewing the screen over the network rather than over a dedicated monitor ...
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macOS briefly falls back to console after login

A few days ago, my 2018 MacBook Air entered console mode after logging in: and then switches back to graphical mode (full video here). I didn't install any system updates. I didn't see anything in ...
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“Setting up your Mac…” at every login (10.15.5)

Every time I log into my Mac, I see the desktop/dock, then the "Setting up your Mac" screen appears over the top of the desktop. After a few seconds, previously launched applications start ...
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Add a user that only has access to computer via ssh

I'd like to have a user on my local computer to only have access via ssh. I don't want (don't need) this user to have the ability to login in to the laptop as a standard user. The only purpose for ...
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How do I restart a Mac using voiceover when filevault is enabled?

The Voiceover Login screen has a different UI/UX when FileVault is enabled. I am unable to navigate to different screen options using VO + arrow key. The secret commands like >restart do not work ...
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Sudden reboot and install screen on login

I just logged in to my MacBook Pro (2015) running Catalina. While entering my password my desktop background disappeared, leaving a white background. On pressing enter, the machine suddenly rebooted. ...
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Change login password if already logged in

I'm trying to reset my forgotten login password. Most of the other questions I've seen are about not even being able to login. However I setup "start without login" so I can get into the System ...
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Can't Login System Preference After Changed Username

I just changed my username and after that I can't login in my System Preference. Usually there will be my username and just fill the password but now all is blank. I used my new and old username to ...
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Logging wrong password attempts even with right one

Found this answer for logging wrong password attempts, and it works kind of. This is what I get from one correct attempt: log stream --predicate '(eventMessage CONTAINS "Authentication failed&...
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It seems to take far too long to unlock the “Users & Groups” setting on Mojave than was the case for High Sierra

This has bugged me from the time I did the first upgrade to Mojave (revision 3) under advice not to upgrade from High Sierra when Mojave was first released. I have tried several resets and even a ...
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How strong is mac login password protection?

I am trying to strengthen the login password i use on my mac as i feel its the weakest link in all my password. I use 1password for all my website passwords, but of course i need to be able to ...
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How to abort automatic login during boot?

I'm using a MacBook Pro, running macOS Mojave (version 10.14.6). I've searched the internet for key combinations to abort automatic login during boot, but all answers I found work only in older ...
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Login window, can't change brightness

So, after reinstalling MacOs I bumped into an issue regarding login window. Before reinstallation system started first (Apple logo appeared and the loading line under the logo) and after there got ...
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How do I adjust the settings on my MacBook so it doesn't automatically open things when I turn it on?

If I Shut Down my MacBook, when I turn it on it automatically opens Stickies, Keychain, Activity Monitor and SketchBook. None of these have 'Open at Login' ticked. How do I change the settings so ...
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How to solve: macbook pro loading only after login & login password input field is yellowish and strange

As always, every time I would turn my macbook pro on it would have the following actions: Black screen White apple pops up Loading bar runs Login screen shows up, with my wallpaper, chosen language ...
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MacBook takes a long time to log in when VPN disconnects

I use a VPN to connect to websites I use all day for work. Occasionally, I will lock my computer and leave it for a while (e.g. during lunch). When I return, it will often take several minutes to log ...
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Macbook Pro freezes after I enter my password

The mac starts up fine and goes to the login screen. After I enter my password the losing bar circles once then freezes, followed a few seconds later by the cursor changing from normal to the frozen-...
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How to stop applications opening on login?

Whenever I reboot my computer a handful of annoying apps open automatically including Spotify, Epic Games launcher, and some kind of Adobe software updater. I know there are two official ways to stop ...
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Need to replug my Magic Keyboard after each shutdown

Each time I restart my 2018 Mac mini running Mojave after a complete shutdown, I have to connect my Magic Keyboard (to USB) to be able to type my login/password. Once it's done, I can unplug it and ...
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Apps randomly opening upon login on Catalina

As the title says, after "upgrading" to Catalina, every once in a while an app would open automatically after login. These apps are not in Login Items and are not set as Open at Login. It doesn't ...
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Macbook crashes during start up

My 13" macbook pro mid 2012 won't get through halfway the loading bar. After pressing the power button, the apple logo appear , i hear the chime, it would load halfway then just shuts off. I have ...
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MacBook stuck on login screen but accessible via TeamViewer

Wondering if anyone can shed some light on this issue. I have an early 2013 macbook pro, running osx mojave. The battery was shot and would shut off randomly so I had to take the power adapter with ...
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Seeing MacBook password

I am wanting to know if it’s possibly to see a MacBook password without changing it. Is this possible?
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AutoLogin multiple users and return to Login Screen

Background: I have an old MacPro which I am using as a file server. Now I have created several additional users, one for each family member, to sync the iCloud Photo Libraries to the MacPro to have a ...
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Keyboard lag, lost keystrokes, and high fan speed in Filevault's EFI pre-boot unlock/login screen (MacBook Pro 2017)

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) with macOS 10.15.4 and FileVault enabled. When I boot the machine, the Filevault's pre-boot unlock screen appears as normal, prompting me for my password. Now, ...
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Login user - opposite to launchctl bootout user/id

How can I login user in programmatically way? I need something opposite to command launchctl bootout user/502 that logouts user with id=502. Does this way exist?

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