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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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Typing >console in username box—nothing shows up until cancelled

When I type >console into the username box on the login screen, the computer seems to freeze for a very long time. Then I press ^C^C^C^C^D^C^D^D^D^C^D and eventually the computer unfreezes—but ...
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How to fix login keychain ruined after upgrade to macOS Sierra

update on Oct 19: I am still suffering from this. I tried a lot of ways. For instance, I removed the login KeyChain and created a new one. But it can't hold new items inside except I secured WiFi ...
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Loginwindow tried to hijack service?

I was looking at my system.log for another issue I was trying to fix, and noticed after a reboot that I had a service hijack attempt, I then noticed that the process that was trying to hijack was ...
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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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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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Unidentified connections driving up load and kernel_task cpu usage

Well, I don't know exactly what I should ask, but I'm trying to fix that I've had kernel_task at 100-500% of CPU for most of the past week, bringing everything to a halt. I've looked at this thread: ...
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Keyboard not working on login screen MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro with OSx 10.11.6 installed. On startup, when I try to login as a user with password, each time I click on the input text box it gets deselected, and it's impossible to enter the ...
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Long login times when on WiFi

I have been trying to find an answer to this online, and the closest I have come is this question: Very long login times in Mac OS X. It does, however, not replicate my issue exactly. My Mac (OS X, ...
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Slow login and Terminal loading time in Yosemite, possibly related to open directory

I have a problem with slow login times in Yosemite. Logging in is speedy after booting, but after a while (a few days usually) it slows down and can take 20-30 seconds. The time to load a new ...
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“Log out (username)” logs out all users

When I click on "Log out User A" in the Apple menu, then click the Log Out button, the current user is logged out. After I get back to the user selection page, I can pick another logged-in user (call ...
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How to run a shell script upon user authentication (e.g. screen unlock)?

I would like to specify a shell script (say one to send me an email) whenever a given user is authenticated, for example if prompted after sleep, fresh login or fast user switching. PS: I found ...
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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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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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“WindowServer Died” on login after updating MacBook Pro to latest version of High Sierra

Right now I am completely unable to log in to my MacBook Pro 2013. This began since attempting the most recent OS X High Sierra update from the App Store. Presumably it failed. I have tried all the ...
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Double login required, but second entry of username and password not accepted

When loading my MacBook Pro mid-2012, it prompts me with the usual login screen with my account picture and name such that I just have to enter a password. I enter my password and all is well. After ...
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iPhone: Safari password manager does not work with Hotmail anymore

Having a Microsoft Hotmail account I used to login on my iPhone Safari browser using the Safari password manager. But since Microsoft changed the login screen to a two step procedure (first the ...
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Login into google account on Iphone 5s not possible

About a month ago my Iphone 5s updated and afterwards I couldn't log in to my google account on my Iphone, when I try to log in from any other device it works completely fine. Neither in the youtube ...
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Login Screen Not Appearing on External Monitor in Clamshell Mode

When in clamshell mode, locked, and with display asleep, I expect to be able to wake the display and see the login screen on my external monitor by moving the mouse or typing. Instead, the screen ...
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Randomly kicked to login screen

El Capitan - 10.10.3 Randomly kicked to login screen. I'll just be working and suddenly be logged out. This'll sometimes happen while sleeping too, and I'll open the computer and I'll be at the login ...
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Good documentation about securityd,SecurityAgent and loginwindow

I am looking for good documentation about securityd,SecurityAgent and loginwindow. I am particularly interested in as to how these processes work in unison during Mac OS X login and authenticate the ...
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My Mac show a login screen on a spinning cube which keeps on spinning

My 2009 iMac with Lion keeps on getting stuck everytime my son's limited time ends and the computer subsequently wakes up from sleep. How to reproduce In other words, my son has a limited usage ...
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Automator Application as 'Login Items' to 'Connect to Servers' - Servers don't display in Finder Side Bar?

Have an Automator Application as a 'Login Items' to 'Connect to Servers' (AFP). On login it runs, connects the servers, but does not add them to the Finder Side Bar under 'Devices'. Once logged in, ...
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With Lion, Problems Accessing Shared NTFS Folders with SMB://

We are testing a local login script that we created for our Macintosh users on Lion. It has worked fine on all OS X versions prior to 10.7. Listed below is the script that we are using. When we run ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Can't log into any user account

I had a bit of water damage incident with my MBP 13 (mid 2014). Apple have quoted me £1250 to replace the flash storage, the top board and the logic board so obviously it's a write off in that regard. ...
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User Login/logout accounting to enforce max session time?

I'd like to set up a home system where users (i.e. house kids) have a given max time of computer use per day/week/whatever, and after that time they're logged off. They should be able to log in and ...
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Automatic switch to login window after automatic user login on MacOS Sierra

I do need a user to automatically login on startup. I've achieved it as per https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201476 This user performs actions like VPN auto connect in Shimo, but then the machine ...
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Deleted User Account Still Present and I must Login

I got this computer from someone else and instead of reformatting I simply created a new user. I created a new user account, made it admin, and attempted to delete the old one. The old user was ...
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Keychain prompts on mac osx restart

Using MacOSX Yosemite, each time I restart my macbookpro and sign in, I'm prompted from multiple apps that want to use Local Items keychain. Apps such as: com.apple.iCloudHelper.xpc cloudd etc... ...
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Can't log in after AD Username Change

We currently are updating all our Active Directory usernames from the old format (FirstnameLastinitial) to a new format (FirstnameLastname). So far, the Windows side of these changes have been working ...
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OS X: Notify Login va Email

Is there a way, possibly via a third party app, a shell script, or apple script, to send an email automatically when a user has logged in to OS X? Thanks
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Where are the screensaver configuration files (.saver) for the screensavers that are offered in “Desktop & Screen Saver” in Settings on El Capitan?

I've already looked in 2 places. I looked in my user folder: /Users/MYUSERNAME/Library/Screen Savers - which was empty. (where MYUSERNAME is my user name) I also looked in /Library/Screen Savers/...
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stuck because of 'old' inlog name of apple id

I used to have an ipad2, it 'died' about 12 months ago. Last week I bought a new ipad Air2. Meanwhile in past 12 months the login name of my Apple id was changed. Since changing the e-mail address ...
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How can I diagnose the root cause of a slow screensaver unlock on Yosemite?

Several people in our organization are seeing a pronounced pause after entering their password on the login screen after the screen saver / lock has kicked on. It happens regardless of whether the ...
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Mavericks Server fails to log in Network Users from laptop

There is no way to remotely login from my laptop to the server This is the error I get: authorizationhost[1206]: ERROR It is possible to login to that user from the Mac mini server.
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Perform a full login from the command line

I have a system daemon that demands a full GUI to run, as well as some user level daemons that need to be run from within the user account. I want to perform, from my SSH command line connection, a ...
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Can I initiate a graphical desktop session remotely via ssh?

A remote machine running 10.8.4 is powered on but at the Login Window, so no user is actually logged in to a desktop session. Is there a way to log a user in remotely via ssh to create an actual ...
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System very slow while and after login

I'm using OS X 10.8.4 on a Mac Mini with 2.3 GHz Core i5 and 8 GB RAM. For security reason I have to lock my computer to screensaver while I leave my seat for a while. I set it up so that password ...
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Has anyone seen the Lion root account malfunctioning?

I believe this to be a serious bug having to do with the root account malfunctioning badly. I have reproduced it several times. I have restarted the machine, verified the hard disk, and repaired ...
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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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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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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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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. ...