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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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: ...
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FileVault password and login options

I've had a Mac for years now, and I used to customize a lot the way the login screen and filevault password used to work on my device. Recently, I had to handle it to the Apple Store for a logic ...
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Login and Finder problems after Time Machine restore

Following a keyboard problem on a MacBook Pro (2017 I think), I created 3 separate Time Machine backup (yes, I'm that paranoid) on 3 separate USB 3.0 drives. After keyboard replacement I restored ...
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Why does MEGAsync need my password?

I have downloaded the MEGAsync app (because MEGA won't let me download in Firefox), and whenever I launch it, I get a password prompt with no stated reason: Why does MEGAsync need my password? ...
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MacBook Pro showing Username and Passwordfield though unencrypted

I hope i am posting in the right place because i am really desperate. Since yesterday at noon, when i woke up my mac by lifting the screen, it stopped showing me my usual username, asking for my ...
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Stop Safari asking for my password when autofilling my password

When using Safari, it will attempt to autofill passwords and credit card numbers for me. However sometimes (more than once per login) it will ask me for me computer login password. Previously it ...
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Cannot reset password due to does not match any of last n passwords requirement

I've recently added some rules using pwpolicy. When I restarted the mac, it asked to reset the password after I input the current password. But I can't satisfy the does not match any of last 3 ...
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How can I determine after how many minutes of inactivity, Mac automatically logs off without admin privileges?

I cannot access the Advanced page under System Preferences → Security & Privacy to check or change the automatic logout settings. I don't think I can change this setting, and I tried using sudo in ...
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How can I show the login prompt on primary monitor when using dual displays?

I have a dual monitor setup with a 2018 Mac mini running Mojave. The main monitor uses a Thunderbolt 3 connection (Samsung C34J79x) and the second monitor uses DisplayPort (Dell 2412M). I have the ...
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Prevent services from prompting for imported keychain password on login

I have a new Macbook, I exported my old Keychain and added it to my new account. I have a couple of these keychains that I've brought with me to each new machine over the years. When I login, it ...
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iCloud keeps prompting for password after password reset, unable to log out

I am helping a relative with her Mac computer. I am trying to update the iCloud password, and I believe I have done so successfully. I was able to confirm the password change and the login attempt ...
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Finding login attempts to a MacBook Pro

Is there a way I can see the login attempts and login status to my MacBook Pro? These are essentially user sign-ins. Running macOS Mojave 10.14.4.
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How can you force Applications that open Safari by default to honor the selected non-Safari default browser?

For example, when I use a specific VPN application, the authentication path opens the Safari browser, which cannot work with Yubikey. Is there a way to convince the application to use a different ...
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Location of login/autostart apps setting file in macOS

Under System Preferences → Users & Groups → Current User → Login items, a list of applications is maintained that will open automatically upon login: I would like to share these settings across ...
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How to make `sudo su` run startup scripts?

Supposedly the bin/sh shell that is the default root shell is not strictly a "bash" shell, but is a POSIX compliant equivalent. According to this site, when you invoke the shell executable of a "...
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How to enable / disable accounts for Filevault2 pre-boot authentication?

I just upgraded to macOS 10.14.3 from High Sierra. My Mac has multiple user accounts and so far (i.e. macOS 10.12) I could always manage which users were allowed to unlock the encrypted Filevault2 ...
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My mac is starting slow. I know login items, CleanMyMac. What else?

My MAC has a slow start-up time (at times, 5s or more before initial black screen with Apple logo). I am aware of login items. I have used CleanMyMac. Is there anything else I should check for? Thank ...
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Mac logged me out and can’t get back in

My Mac logged me out and it forces me to login with the Guest account, which for some unknown reason is password protected and I can’t login! I tried restarting it but the issue persists! Before that ...
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User cannot login using AD credentials, others can

Setting up a new MBP (mojave) for a user to replace their iMac. Mac is bound to our Active Directory and test AD account can login and create mobile user without issue. The user that already has a ...
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How can I set Bluetooth to disable/be disabled at login? [duplicate]

I’d like to have Bluetooth disabled when I login to my user account after restarting/logging out and then back in. Any solutions? I’m on macOS Sierra with blueutil installed (brew install blueutil)
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Trouble logging into macOS

When I left my MacBook Pro for a minute, it closed out, which is normal. But, when I returned, it refused to accept my password to my regular administrator account. So I clicked on Guest User to see ...
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How to get time-dependent CPU usage logs?

Sometimes my MacBook pro 2017 starts rotating the fan very fast. It's hard to see if there is anything abnormal in the Activity monitor because it looks pretty much as always but the total CPU load. ...
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I can't log into root or my user account

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro, with root setup and SIP disabled. I was downloading files today, and suddenly my computer couldn't connect to the internet (it said that it had a self-assigned ip). No ...
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Unable to login to older Mac with FileVault

This post concerns an Apple iBook G4 running Mac OS X 10.4.11 -- a PowerPC machine. The machine uses the original version of FileVault ("Legacy FileVault") to encrypt (parts of) the user's home ...
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Delete an user account that does not show on HD or Users & Groups

I am being prompted with an account named "Other..." and even with admin permissions I cannot delete it as it does not show on my Users & Groups or in the file system. It is like it does not exist ...
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Is it possible to remove Remote Login as an option from System Preferences altogether?

Somebody in my family has recently been trying to spy on my computer, and I was trying to buy them a surprise gift... I keep turning off Remote Login, but they turn it on while I'm not paying ...
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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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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 ...