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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Avoid computer to show automatically safe boot option

Regularly, the following happens at my home: A mac computer is turned on, The user does not immediately log-in, When the user finally decides to log-in, the computer is in safe boot mode. I'm ...
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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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How to troubleshoot hanging macos login

I have the following situation with my macOS 10.14.6: A while ago I started experiencing my MacBook Pro hanged just after the login screen with user/password. Only the desktop and its icons show, the ...
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Where do I update Google account details in iOS13?

I always changed email account passwords in Settings > Passwords & Accounts > (choose an account). Now I can't see any password field there. Same on two iPhone 7. How can I update the password ...
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Apple ID is never remembered

Whenever I go to App Store Connect or any other Apple website where you can log in with your Apple ID, it always asks for my username and password, even though I always check the "Remember me" ...
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Mac doesn't allow to login as standard User after restart

This is something unusual I have come across and can't seem to find a way to fix it. I didn't find any solution online as well. I have two users, one admin and one standard If I was to shutdown my ...
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Start headless screen sharing session via local command

I have a mac mini with users X and Y. The mac mini auto-logins to user X on startup. I often use that mac mini via screen sharing for user Y. Is it possible to run a command on that mac mini, so that ...
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Lock screen on Catalina has the wrong keyboard layout

After upgrading to Catalina the lock screen (the one that appears when the current session is locked by the user) has a different keyboard layout than the startup screen (the login screen that appears ...
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How can I enable touch ID for several hard drives I'm booting from?

I use my MBP 15,1 (Mojave 10.14.6) both with an internal hard drive (for work) and booting from an external one for private stuff. Whenever I enable touch ID in one account, it gets quietly disabled ...
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Black login screen after Mojave update – temporarily fixed with dummy user and blind logout

I currently experience a crazy macOS bug. After updating from 10.12.6 over 10.13.6 to 10.14.6 my Mac Pro 5,1 boots to a black login screen. VoiceOver tells me that the login is there, but everything ...
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“last” command not working properly

I read a few guides online that explain how to use the command last to have a list of user logins. One of the easiest command is: last -s yesterday -t today which should show the list of logins ...
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Does an iOS app with Sign In with Apple ID work on iOS 12?

I want to know whether an iOS app with Sign In with Apple ID runs on iOS 12 or not.
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Save Microsoft Account in Keychain for Windows Server?

I regularly connect to a Windows file server that uses a Microsoft account login (email address + password). Every time I connect, my MacOS (10.14, but also 10.13 and 10.12 previously) asks me for the ...
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Can't login with my user account, works only with admin account

I have iMac late 2015, macOS High Sierra. Till now it worked perfectly, but today I turned on my computer, it allowed to login into my user account, then I opened one app and it went to not responding....
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How to block adding new keyboard input sources from login display?

I'm interesting is there any way to leave only one input source for login display and block (disable) adding new input sources? UPD: I want to get only 1 (one, single) language (input source), for ...
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How to change the default login account on a NAS Share

I have a Synology NAS which is connecting with the NAS admin account when I log into my Mac. I would like to change the account to a user account. I have tried to disconnect and reconnect with the ...
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Monitor turns off for two seconds after login

I have a mac mini 2018 model that runs mojave with an external monitor connected via hdmi output of mac mini. After login with my credentials and when the progress bar is loading my monitor turns off ...
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How to return to setup for a new mac?

I was setting up my new Mac, I got to a step where there was this error unable to load identity provider: the identity provider is unable to be contacted. Check network settings or contact technical ...
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iMac/MAcOS Mojave 10.14.6 does not accept correct password and shows red dot in the upper right edge

I cannot log on my iMac 2019 (Mojave 10.14.6) since today. I am absolutely sure, that I use the correct password. Everything worked properly until today, I did not change the password or install a new ...
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Login to macOS with Apple Id

I used to be able to login to my Mac Mini using my Apple Id, but after I reinstalled Mojave when migrating to an SSD I can't enable it anymore. My user was migrated from the previous HD but this ...
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Loading bar stuck at the very end after entering login credentials

Stuck on the above screen for over 30 mins. I’ve tried restarting and rebooting after shutting down - and I get the same result. This is on a MacBook Pro running Mac OS Mojave. update 1 - I’ve ...
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Mac Freezes on Launch

Mac running 10.14.5 is freezing after the login screen each time I reboot. Seeing these stange messages in /var/log/system.log that seems suspect. com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (com.apple.CloudDocs....
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How to allow multiple network users to login on Mac machine which is enabled with File Vault

I have a scenario where I have connected all of our Mac machines to Active Directory (which is pain itself). However, after enabling FileVault from an Administrator account, I saw that network users ...
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macOS forgets login screen keyboard setting, falls back to US English [duplicate]

My keyboard setting is German. After restart the login screen keyboard setting is always US English. How can I permanently change the keyboard to German, also for login after restart?
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Webpage Login Issues — How to Diagnose

I have two Macs: a 2015 iMac that lives on my desk, and a 2013 MacBook Air. I have accounts at usaa.com, and like to use Safari. While I can log into USAA's webpage easily on the Air, I'm not able to ...
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How can I disbale login animations in macOS?

How can I disable the hideously irritating 'rolling cube' animation when logging in? When I switch from one user account to another, at first it appears to switch instantly to the selected user, but ...
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Macbook stuck at login screen

My macbook is stuck on the login screen after entering the password. I've been using this MBP for the past 4 years and it's been slowing down of late. However, I'm now having trouble logging in to my ...
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iMac won't let me login with network account

I have a number of iMacs running Sierra/High Sierra/Mojave, which I'm adding to a client's Windows Active Directory. Everything is going well, but I've hit a tiny snag that I can't work out. I have ...
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MacBook Pro user account missing

I changed my user account name on my MacBook Pro and as soon as I restarted my laptop my account disappeared. I tried everything online but it’s not working. I can access the guest user and another ...
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Change app Google 2 Step Uses for Verification

On iOS Google’s 2 Step Verification asks to open The Gmail app when logging into a google account or service This happens even when the Gmail app has been uninstalled How do I tell Google to verify ...
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How to stop macbook from playing youtube videos at login screen?

When I opened my macbook this morning, a youtube video I had been watching earlier started playing at max volume. Combine that with the touch keyboard, so there's no way to adjust the volume until I ...
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MacBook Air 7.1 (early 2015) freezes for five to ten minutes after login

Recently, my MacBook Air 7.1 (early 2015) has been very slow on startup. That is, the system boots quickly, and then I'm able to login, and the desktop begins to load. Initially, I have control and ...
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Open Directory - Restrict User logon to one Computer

I have suddenly been given control of Open directory. I know nothing about open directory so if this is an easy, but dumb question I am sorry. I need to be able to restrict users to one computer. ...
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Can't login to mac after using single user mode for a password change

Was working on a friend's Mac and required a password she couldn't remember. Used single user mode as a start up option and changed the password and rebooted but then was unable to login. It lets you ...
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Screen distortion during login

When restarting my login screen looks normal, but soon after I press enter, before showing me my desktop the screen becomes weirdly distorted for a few seconds. Is there any way to fix this? EDIT: ...