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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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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Apple SSO Use multiple applications with different names

I have a use-case where I need to use apple login on two application (one has a iOS mobile app also) which belong to the same company but have different logos, is it possible to use the same apple ...
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I have an iMac on macOS 10.15.7 and it’s not connected to the internet and I’ve forgotten my password and can’t reset it anybody have any ideas please

I’m extremely confused and don’t know what to do please help me
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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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loginwindow listening on all interfaces (UDP)

I was checking the open ports on my computer and found that the loginwindow is listening on all interfaces for a UDP connection. Does anyone know if this is normal behavior and, out of curiosity, what ...
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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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Sudden appearance of an "Others..." user on my mac log-in screen a few days ago. Would anyone know how to remove this?

One day, this "Other..." user suddenly appeared on my mac's log-in screen. I've googled a lot about it and have tried checking if root user is enabled, but it is most definitely disabled. I ...
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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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Keychain problems following Recovery Mode

On macOS Sierra (10.12.6). Last week, an installed application (XAMPP) tried to access my keychain upon launch (which it always does), but (for reasons still unknown) the correct password was rejected....
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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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Wanted: Progress bar for login (not startup)

Once I reach the login screen and have entered my password, I wait. And wait. The desktop icons appear, the dock appears, the clock appears in the menubar. Okay - now I can open...oh, oh, wait...the ...
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How to stop auto opening of apps?

I built and ran a graphics program that triggers a driver bug that hard freezes my M1 Max computer. Running Monterey 12.2.1. When it comes back, upon login, Xcode opens and immediately runs the ...
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Revert Home directory location with CLI after changing with system preferences by

My late 2019 iMac was running out of disk space and since all the upgrade kits seem to be out of stock (and the upgrade process difficult) I decided to try moving my home directory to an external ...
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Prevent Facebook from hijacking GoodReads login on Safari desktop (Monterey)

When I visit https://www.goodreads.com (MacBook Pro 13" M1) and click on "Sign Up with Email", it takes me to the sign up page (https://www.goodreads.com/user/sign_up?email_signup=true)....
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Is it possible to temporarily prevent a user account from logging in?

I'm trying to setup a system with individually encrypted user home folders, i.e- each user has their own encrypted volume containing their home folder. The problem is, if I login as a user when that ...
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No user account at login screen (Apple silicon)

I have a recent Apple silicon Macbook Pro running Monterey. After a reboot, my user name vanished from the login screen. I am the only user, so there is apparently no way to login. By holding the ...
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Yubikey stops TouchID from working

I use a Yubikey Nano (USB-C) and it allows me to 2FA very conveniently. When I plugged it in, my macOS gave me the option to pair it with my login account and use it as a way of logging in as well. I ...
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How to turn on Touch ID + Automatic Login with macOS on MacBook Pro with Touch ID key?

I would like to find a way to change a preference option from the shell or another way to force macOS 12 (Monterey)+ to allow one to use BOTH the Touch ID functionality along with automatic login for ...
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How do I select the Apple ID to use for Sign in With Apple?

On iOS I need to sign in to a third party account using Sign in With Apple, but do not want to use the Apple ID I use on that device for iCloud. Instead I would like to use the Apple ID I use there ...
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Can system interact with internet without being logged in?

Can system interact with internet without being logged in? When user starts the system and login page appears, it seems to automatically connect to the WiFi. Now, can system interact with internet (...
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youtube on safari doesn't auto sign in

I'm signed into my google account on safari, and things like gmail work fine. However, every time I go to youtube, it appears signed out, and when I click "sign in", it signs in without ...
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How to make my user login image different than my Apple ID image on my macbook?

I have a Macbook that is connected to my Apple ID. There is only one user on my computer so it's an admin account. When I want to change the user login image, it automatically changes my Apple ID ...
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Spinning gray wheel in mac internet accounts when adding or modifying google logins

I was getting the spinning gray wheel hang when adding or modifying google accounts when Google Chrome was set as my default browser
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MacOS 10.14 Mojave login hangs with black screen and progress bar after password is accepted

After upgrading to 10.14 (Big Sur), on my Macbook Pro (2017) I select my account icon and enter my password, and it starts to log me in. After a few seconds, though, it goes to a black screen with ...
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Mac OS Account on an External Disk?

I need a Mac that is often offline for confidentiality. Is it possible to store an Admin or General User account on an external disk which I could only login to when plugged in? In my instance it's ...
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Change the login screen background with FileVault enabled on macOs Monterey at first launch

I can change the login screen background on Monterey macOS version when FileVault is turned off and it works, but when I turn on FileVault the login screen changes again at the first launch. When I ...
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Auto connect VPN in Cisco AnyConnect on MacOS Big Sur

I would like to connect automatically after I logon in my computer. For that I need some form to pass my user and password to Cisco Anyconnect. I tried to use the -s option in /opt/cisco/anyconnect/...
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How to find system log entry from right after login (Big Sur stalls for specific user)

I run macOS Big Sur 11.6 on an iMac i9 from 2019. If I login after shutdown or restart as a specific user, the Finder beachballs and does not respond to anything besides moving a window for about two ...
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How to enable Accessibility Keyboard for login screen from recovery mode

My macbook's (running Catalina) internal keyboard is misbehaving after a water spill. It thinks the ctrl key is pressed. With an external usb keyboard i am able to get to the recovery mode, enter ...
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Does MacOS 11.5.2 log mains failures?

If a MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) has its charger plugged in and the mains power goes off and back on, is that recorded in any log? Maybe something monitoring that USB port? (Nothing in console has &...
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user is not displayed on login screen after changing its UID

I've changed my user's UID from 501 to 1000. Now on macOS startup, on login screen, I don't see my user icon; Instead there is "Other" icon asking for username and password. How to get back ...
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Mac Keyboard Light at Login

I have a 2017 MacBook Pro running Big Sur. I travel a lot (pre-covid) and when I'm on a flight and it is dark it is really hard to type in my password at login because the keyboard isn't lit. Is there ...
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How do I delete files on user login?

I'm trying to set up a custom user that deletes files and folders in the home directories (Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Movies and Pictures) when a user logs in/logs out, similar to how the ...
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How Do I Create a Custom Guest User?

I have a mac that will be used by myself (admin) and a few other people (second account). I don't want data to persist between logins on this second account, similar to how the Guest Account works. ...
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How do I run a sudo command at login/logout on macOS

I'm trying to run a command at login/logout which requires sudo. I've read about LaunchDaemon and LaunchAgent but as I understand it, LaunchDaemon will run the command at startup with root permissions,...
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In MacBook Terminal login history, does console mean that someone physically logged into my MacBook? [closed]

In terminal, I used the last command and got the following: Paul console Tue May 11 15:46 - 15:49 (00:03) paul console Tue May 11 09:17 - 09:18 (00:01) I wasn’...
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Prohibitory Symbol after Login [iMac Pro, Catalina]

after a clean install of catalina I have this weird problem that my mac shows the prohibitory symbol after I enter my password. However, if I enter it fast enough it will continue startup as normal. I ...
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Trying to login to Pokémon Go with Google and I get a Error 403 code? [closed]

I set up a Pokémon Go account for my 5 year old on an old iPhone and we've been using a hotspot so he can play. I also made him his own kids email account and Google account. A few days ago the app ...

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