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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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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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Can’t log into Mac after moving my home folder [duplicate]

I recently bought an SD drive that plugs into the side of my mac because I was constantly running out of space when trying to update programs, I used a tutorial online to move my home folder to the ...
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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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User session stuck after Mojave upgrade

I've upgraded my mac to Mojave, and now I cannot open my session. Now after I enter my password, the loading got stuck in the screen with Apple logo and a progress bar. I realized this happens only ...
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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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Can I cure Log-in stalls on high Sierra?

I have a MacBook 2017 running high sierra. It has been logging in well for two days, but this last time the status bar completed and then just stayed that way without logging in. I waited 10 minutes ...
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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 “forgets” GMail passwords?

Recently, Safari started to act differently and to bounce me out from my GMail, so I need to login after reboot or long sleep etc. Any idea why is this happening and how to solve it -- to make Safari "...
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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 ...
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How do I see all my failed login attempts (macOS High Sierra)

I've tried the following commands: syslog -F raw -k Facility com.apple.system.lastlog | grep <my_username> cat /var/log/asl.log (DOES NOT WORK ON HighSierra) who Thanks to Scot, the following ...
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Cannot log in to apps or websites on iPad 1

I haven't used my iPad 1 for a long time. Now I have reset it to factory default. I can't use login features, e.g. Nextcloud via Safari or the Mixcloud app. I type in my details and press login and ...
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Open Browser on Login

How would I configure mac's to open a browser to a certain website on login for all users? I work in a lab we need to distribute a survey. I'm looking for a possible terminal command to configure ...
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Can't login because of kernel panic

When I restart my computer I usually type my password to log me in. However, when I try to do this now it shows me the following message: "Your computer restarted because of a problem" So I ...
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MacbookPro Unlock screen with High Sierra

My Macbook Pro- 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 is not showing default login/Touch ID screen with background blur effect wallpaper. instead it is poping up some weird screen to login(Attached image). If I ...
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Unable to login due to broken key on built-in keyboard

The 0 (zero) key on my MacBook's built in keyboard stopped working. I am unable to login as the password contain that character. Do I need to get an external USB keyboard to login? Is there an on ...
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Why did my login keychain password change?

I checked my login keychain on the keychain access app recently and my regular macOS login password worked as always before. Today Xcode was asking "codesign wants to access key access in your ...
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Use downloaded picture for login image

For macOS Sierra I am trying to change the login image. I am going to System Preferences → Users & Groups and clicking on the edit button on the image. An image selection popup appears. I have to ...
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Log in to domain bound macOS with just username without ‘domain\’

Any idea how to make it so domain bound machines can log in with just the "username"? I'm having to always specify "domain\username" in the login window.
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User input at login window

I'm hoping someone might now how to get user input at the login window. I'm trying to raise an input box at the login Window as part of a first boot script. Initially I had tried to use, CocoaDialog (...
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Is there a way to unlock screen programmatically? [duplicate]

I want to be able to unlock screen, or login to physical user while I'm connected with ssh connection. I know this might be unsafe etc. However that's ok for me at the moment. What options do I have ...
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Cannot login, keyboard not working [duplicate]

Last night, my MacBook Pro worked perfectly. Today I woke up with my keyboard useless (only two or three keys worked), so I connected an external keyboard to write my password so I can login and try ...
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Cached login for Mobile Accounts not working in High Sierra

Since the update to macOS High Sierra, our Mobile Account users are no longer able to log into their accounts when outside of our corporate network. Inside the network they are authenticated without ...
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Is there a log-in log on macOS?

I'm suspecting a roommate somehow got my password, and I want to confirm this hypothesis. Is there a log that keeps track of successful and failed log-ins? PS: I tried using the wake reasons log, but ...
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delete admin partition [duplicate]

I’m new to MacOS world. By accident I deleted the admin partition (Directory). Every time when I want to install a programme, the system ask me for the admin login. I enter the login but it is not ...
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How to login when i can't enter my password because “e” key on keyboard doesn't work

Hello so my "E" key on my keyboard stop working. The tech says I need to change keyboard but for now I just want to use a bluetooth apple one. The problem is I cant connect it without logging in and I ...