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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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macOS Sierra Finder doesn't automatically authorize network-mapped folders on login

After updating to macOS Sierra, the OS no longer seems to automatically authorize network-mapped folders on system login. I have mapped NAS drives to connect to on startup, using System Preferences > ...
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Terminal login hangs

I have a strange issue on my new MacBook Pro (late-2016, touch bar). It works fine and then, after using it for a while, opening new Terminal windows doesn't work because login hangs. Rebooting fixes ...
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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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Why do applications open Safari, even if another browser is selected as the default?

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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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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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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Error code: error connecting to apple id server

I tried to use the key chain access fix of opening keychain and clicking preferences but when i click preferences this is what I see. What do i do now. i cannot access anything that requires the use ...
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Mail.app not connecting to Gmail

I'm running macOS Sierra on an early 2015 MacBook Air. I've used the Mail.app to connect to Gmail, as well as several other account profiles for years. Two days ago, the Gmail connection failed (...
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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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Why does Safari frequently log me out of websites?

Recently, Safari started to act differently and to bounce me out from websites such as Gmail, so I need to login after reboot or long sleep etc. Why is this happening? How do I make Safari "remember"...
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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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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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Green text “Profile” appears on login? (OSX Yosemite)

Whenever I login to my machine some green text appears in the top left saying "Profile". It has done this since OSX Mavericks too. Here's a screenshot:
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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 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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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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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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Log in as different user without logging out

Is there a way to log in as a different user, leaving all of my open windows and running apps as they are? All I can find is a way to log off, and then log on as another user.
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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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Unable to login on Mac Appstore

MacAppStore When I enter my password and click submit, The dialog box starts loading and then goes away but does not sign me in. This is happening every time I am trying to sign-in. It's a new laptop ...
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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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Can't login with Google using Internet Accounts

I configured my Google account on El Capitan (OS X 10.11.2) using Internet Accounts and it worked fine for a while. However, after a restart the system asked again for the password and 2-factor ...
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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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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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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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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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Apple Mail - Outlook Exchange account

I have been using my outlook exchange account for a while already with Apple Mail on 10.12.3 Everything work just fine, until couple days ago, it doesn't login anymore, I get error about Username / ...
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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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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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Terminal on Mac won't launch a shell - stuck on login: incorrect

I've been having this issue for a while where I come to open the Terminal and I'm met with this screen Terminal Error I've already deleted the com.apple.terminal.plist to no avail. The really ...
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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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Run my Mac command “chsh -s /usr/local/bin/false” and can't log in to my account again

I really messed up! Since I ran my Mac with the command below chsh -s /usr/local/bin/false Several minutes later, I noticed my Mac logged out by itself. So, I tried to log back in by clicking '...
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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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Make a script/app run on logout

We all know that Mac OS X has the very useful Login Items functionality which lets you, among other things, set up apps/scripts to run when you log in. I'm looking for a way to setup a list of ...
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I logged out of iCloud on my iPhone and now it won't let me log back in

The password is correct and it doesn't even say its wrong. Instead I get a verifying message and then it never logs in. I'm not sure what the issue is because my iPhone literally just goes back to ...
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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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MacOS shutting down after password and loading screen, safe mode not working

After entering password on login, the loader gets stuck 2/3rds in and shuts down. Seems like my account is corrupt somehow. Have tried to access safe mode to create an alternate admin account (...
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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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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 to I restore my old default keychain?

I just re-initialised my login keychain because I had troubles after upgrading to Sierra (it kept asking me the login password). So I followed up an article in apple.com and recreate my keychain. Upon ...
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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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Login user when connecting via ssh on MacOS

I've added MacOS Sierra machine to a corporate Active Directory domain and have enabled the remote login for several users in an AD group. Those users can log in locally via UI and even can log in ...
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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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Macbook pro locked/disabled

My Macbook pro got disabled. I tried to go into the recovery mode using cmd+R and internet recovery mode using cmd+opt+R. Both ask for my firmware password, and when I enter the password,although ...
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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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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 ...