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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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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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New Macbook Pro Migration Assitant - Login Issues

I recently moved to the latest Macbook Pro and wanted to migrate my files from the old one to the new one. I thought I'd use Migration Assitant, there was something said, at the moment I was ...
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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

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 ...
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Terminal Cannot Be Write Just Showing Last Login Information and process completed

I need your help so much. I am new in Mac and I have trouble with terminal. When I open terminal just showing Last login information and in the last line [Process Complete]. The terminal cannot be ...
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How to make the last network user username remain in the login field?

I have joined (bound) a MacBook Pro to a Windows Active Directory environment. I've set it to prompt for name and password, rather than show a picture, being the network user is not a local user, and ...
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Can't log in to macbook pro [duplicate]

A relative has a Macbook Pro, bought new a few years ago. They say the OS-X version is "at least Cheetah." Originally, they did not need to enter a password to use it - just turn on and go. But, ...
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Is there a way to automate logging in to multiple user accounts?

I have a mac mini that I'm using as a home server. I have two accounts on the computer which are both set to download full resolution photos and to download all iCloud (Desktop and Documents) ...
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My Macbook is not passing through loading screen after login

My problem started when I run for the first time my .osx through terminal (bash .osx) and the Mac stopped showing apps icons, then I run some commands for cleaning the cache of the icons and ...
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How to get out of the infinite loop on Apple TV's log in screen?

I have always have an iTunes account, and sometimes, apple.com forced me to change my password after a few months. Logging in on Google Chrome or iTunes has no problem whatsoever. And on Apple TV, it ...
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iPhone 6 went into 'find my iPhone mode' while in use [closed]

I was in the middle of texting my sister and my phone went into 'find my iPhone mode.' I did not activate it, was simply texting back and forth.
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How to stop Safari from saving passwords for certain page?

I am programming a certain webpage with login and Safari is asking me if I want to save my password every time I try it (I have to try it a number of times, because it's the point of the webpage). ...
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I can't log in progress bar stuck at 99-100% forever

I encountered strange problem few days ago. After I entered the password progress bar stuck at 99-100% and stay there forever. I can't even go into Recovery Mode and I can't even install new OS with ...
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How to add FaceID for family members to iPhones

We only have cellular phones in our home and with our older phones my wife and I could add TouchIDs to each of our phones, and add our children's fingerprints as well. So, anyone could quickly use ...
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How to view all login history in MacOS High Sierra

How can I log all login history until now? By "all" I mean all users: admin, guests, and every other user. I am using MacOS HighSierra.
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How can I create a new macOS user using a pre-existing home directory?

I had some issues on my machine and had to reinstall macOS High Sierra from the recovery partition. Not sure if the setup didn't complete, or maybe it just didn't work as I expected, but I ended up at ...
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User needs to login twice

We're currently sampling High Sierra 10.13.1 on a few machines in the office. One of the users is getting a strange issue after a password reset. When she reboots she's prompted for a password as ...
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Mail mail not connecting to gmail

I'm running macOS Sierra on an early-2015 Macbook Air. I've used mac mail to connect to gmail, as well as several other account profiles for years. Two days ago, the gmail connection failed (other ...
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How does one Un-Blur the login screen in Sierra 10.12?

I'm looking for an up to date solution... In Sierra 10.12, the file for the blurred png login screen (com.apple.desktop.admin.png) does not exist, at least there is no such file in the Library/Cashes ...
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Active Directory user cannot log in

In my company AD we have a user cannot log in the Mac. The mac has bounded to AD, and the other users can log in without issues. It happens after I removed her mobile home directory on Mac. I thought ...
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Why does Safari autofill login information with weird username?

That's what Safari autofills in some login forms on different websites: It looks like a password of kind "Internet password" in Keychain. Safari autofills this information even tho there's a proper "...