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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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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How to wait until internet connection, before launching “login item”

My Slack and a few other apps will automatically launch at login on my Macbook, since they are listed under "login items". However, some, like Slack, will launch before the internet is connected, and ...
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MacOS keeps asking for System Keychain

Keeps asking me for my keychain password. Here's what I've tried! Reset my default keychains Enter my login password Says "Created a new empty “login” keychain with no password. Please change ...
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Can I make automatic log-out when Mac is asleep?

I'd like to have my MacBook Pro to automatically log out when it hasn't been used for a certain period of time, e.g., 30 minutes. I defined my System Preferences to do so when it's "inactive" for that ...
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The macOS system must be configured so that the su command requires smart card authentication

I am following some hardening guide and in the specific I am doing the AOSX-14-003051 V-95983 from the following website: https://vaulted.io/library/disa-stigs-srgs/...
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Terminal---Login Incorrect (macOS) [duplicate]

Recently I am stubborn enough to simply delete stuff that was in my mac. When I open up terminal, this pops up: (a screenshot of terminal with the code: Login incorrect login:) I am not sure if I ...
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Does Little Little Snitch 4 block connections during login?

I have been using Little Snitch for some time now. I think the version I've started to use the program with, was 3.5. Anyway, I remember seeing notifications from Little Snitch about connection ...
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Do programs keep running on macos when user switches account?

I am wondering if programs keep running when users switch account, alas account is locked and another user account logs in. For instance, user Mike runs Photos (that will start curating pictures), ...
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How to debug the user login process

After the Catalina update I can't login with my main user any more. Mostly all I get is the turning wheel but once I got Welcome message notification and clicking that started Safari. And from the ...
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How to login to my Mac without a mouse?

Can't login to my Mac, I have no mouse and I don't know how to do it with the keyboard. So, how can I login with the keyboard only?
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How to determine what is causing Mac Pro to automatically log out and where to find logs of logout events?

For the last week or so, I've been coming in to the office every morning to find my Mac Pro has logged itself out. Mac Pro Late 2013 macOS Catalina Version 10.15.3 (19D76) I have been randomly ...
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Run script on login *as root* on Catalina

In this question, a response details that com.apple.loginwindow login hooks can be used to run script as root on user login. I have followed the instructions by using sudo defaults write com.apple....
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MacOS sometimes didn't boot after login when eGPU is connected

Issue is simple: When I launching MacBook Pro and login, after this loading bar is not appear and os stuck on that view. It happening sometimes when eGPU is connected. eGPU: Razer Core X + AMD Radeon ...
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Avoid computer to show automatically password wizard option after time out

The issue Regularly, the following happens: A Mac computer, running mac OS 10.15.3 (19D76), with Filevault enabled, is turned on, If the user logs in immediately, everything is normal. Otherwise, ...
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Any way to turn off the Catalina login after wake?

So I get that Catalina was supposed to be more secure and protect your privacy yadda yadda but my computer is at home behind a locked door and a doorman, I don't need to enter my login password every ...
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Domain accounts available to use only after restart

We have issue with our OSX Catalina desktop computers and AD domain. The machines join domain with no problems, but the domain accounts are usable only after login with local account. Say there's ...
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Classic boot disk password before log-in screen in macOS 10.15 (by creating users in single user mode?)

I followed this tutorial to bypass the conversion of a pre-defined hard disk password of my boot drive to the recent FileVault state where macOS doesn't distinguish a boot password from a user ...
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Catalina reopens app windows upon login despite turning it off

I noticed this issue as soon as I updated to macOS 10.15(Catalina). The OS opens every previously opened windows even when the Reopen windows when logging back in is unticked. Another bug I noticed ...
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Login screen doesn't appear after installing AnyDesk

I have a Mac Pro running 10.14 which up until today has had no issues at all. Today I installed and set up AnyDesk so I would be able to remotely access this machine while im away during the holidays....
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How do I prep a, temporary, root login before editing sudoers?

I want to alter my sudo capabilities on my mac, to avoid password prompts on starting postgres among other things. I'm reading Michael Lucas' Sudo Mastery and generally have an OK idea on how to ...
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MacBook Pro asks to reset password, but neither keyboard nor mousepad are working

When I turned on my MacBook pro, I saw a screen titled: "Reset Password", and I was asked to choose between three alternatives: I forgot my password, My password doesn't work, The keyboard doesn't ...
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Can't Log In, Removed applesetupdone to try as new admin but need it back

So, it's a multilayered problem. My bluetooth keyboard (logicool - no USB) stopped working or connecting. I tried disconnecting/connecting and then decided to just reset my Macbook just in case. ...
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macOS Won't Show WiFi Login Page

When connecting to hotel WiFi, the WiFi login page doesn't appear on macOS. When trying to go to a standard webpage I get an error about my network connection. After reading a lot of documentation ...
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Accidentally entered the login window while working; is there another way to return to the regular desktop without typing in the password?

In other words, how do you exit the login window using shortcut keys or without inputting a password, or is avoiding this step not possible?
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Catalina ask password to delete user but password is always wrong

I start to think this might be a bug in Catalina. STEPS TO REPRODUCE: I formatted my Mac-mini to factory reset (don't remember if was High Sierra or Mojave) I created a user at first startup. I ...
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Credentials format to login into Windows Domain?

How do I login into a Windows based server from a Mac ? domain\username or domain/username or just username ? Nothing seems to be working so far, is there any other way ? Thank you.
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How do I unlink “continue with Facebook” data from Instagram? [duplicate]

Even after clearing the app data and linked FB account from the Instagram, after few seconds the Instagram automatically gets connected to the previous linked account in the device
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macOS Catalina LogOn Screen Password is selected and overwritten

When waking up my MacBook Pro (Early 2015 Retina) with newest macOS version installed, I am usually very quick typing in my password. However, when in the middle of entering my password the whole ...
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Password validation text incorrectly displayed in unexpected language on macOS 10.15.1

I have created a new password profile from Apple Configurator 2 and applied that in macOS 10.15, Catalina. Then I did a pwpolicy to require new password: pwpolicy -a adminuser -u usertoforcechange -...
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Login of network users stopped working with Catalina update

We have some Mac Minis used by students, which are configured to authenticate the user against a central AD and store the homes on a server, from where they get mounted on login. Until two days ago, ...

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