Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [user-account]

User accounts facilitate different agents and settings on a computer. User accounts have a login name and a password, along with a home directory on the filesystem.

3
votes
2answers
38 views

Can't see the User on the login screen

My user name does not appear on the login screen. There are two users and only one is shown. Is there any way to see the other user or some user name input box instead of selection?
6
votes
1answer
110 views
+100

Copy entire user profile to new device with different username

My work MBP has been set up as a standalone device, but now needs to join the corporate network. Is there a way to copy my entire user profile (apps, config, terminal settings etc) to a new device (...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

Restricted AD users can still log on?

Active Directory user accounts have a property that allows admins to restrict them to specific machines. I.E. the user can only log onto a select list of Windows machines. Why am I mentioning this ...
4
votes
2answers
54 views

Close other user’s app

Is there a Terminal command or script that will close an app running under another user? I’d rather close than kill, but if not possible, kill would work, too.
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Sharing icloud local storage between users

Context: I prefer to switch the user instead of closing and opening all apps and windows I need for work every day. Therefore I want to set up two users for myself on one machine: one for work and one ...
-1
votes
0answers
11 views

iCloud User ID and password Forgot [duplicate]

iCloud User ID and password Forgot. I have purchased mobile from others. Present he is not contact able. If there is any possibility to unlock my account. Even I don't have IME CODE also.
2
votes
0answers
17 views

Renaming/Deleting User Subfolders (Documents, Pictures…)

I want to move my User/{Documents, Downloads, Movies, Music, Pictures} folders to an external SSD. I will do this via copying the folders to the SSD, and creating symlinks on User/ to each of them. ...
4
votes
1answer
67 views

Enable Guest User in 10.14.x Via the Command Line (without a MDM)?

Is there a way to enable the Guest user via the terminal in 10.14.x? I have tried... defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow.plist GuestEnabled -bool YES On machines where the ...
5
votes
1answer
309 views

Will data be lost in resetting macOS admin password?

My GF recently started working with a Mac and while I'm a IT tech with Linux and Windows knowledge, I'm very much a noob with Macs. The problem is she's working on a Mac that another user (the guy ...
1
vote
0answers
57 views

Can't sign into iCloud on my Mac and Mac App Store, but have no trouble signing in using browsers

My @icloud.com is used in various browsers and devices. I tried to install updates on Mac App Store but it prompted I have the wrong password. Then I used my phone to reset the password. After ...
2
votes
1answer
55 views

Allow user to SSH to my Mac, but sandbox the account

I would like to create an SSH account on my Mac to allow some friends to test code on my machine from the command line. However, I want to sandbox them, so that the only folders/files they can see ...
1
vote
0answers
13 views

Creating Standard user to Admin user verses new Admin user

To create a new user is there a difference between creating it first as a standard user then making it a admin user account compared to just creating a new user account as admin? The reason Im asking ...
4
votes
1answer
203 views

What causes eDSPermissionError when running dscl?

I'm running Mac OS X 10.14.1 revision 18B75 I created a user using dscl and set its home directory to a wrong path with this command: sudo dscl . -create /Users/theusername NFSHomeDirectory /the/...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

New administrator account has limited access

I have an admin account which has a typo in it's account name and I wanted to fix it. So I created a different admin account so that I can rename the account name and home folder name from that ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

Exclude admin user from global password policy

I have added a global password policy which enforces password rotation for every 90 days. But there are two types of accounts: User Accounts - Enable Password rotation for 90 days Admin Accounts - No ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Return User To Admin Users and Undo Parental Controls

For a while, I had only one user, say, User1, on my Mac's High Sierra. Then there arose a need to have some parental controls. To do that I created a new user, say, User2 and made it an admin while ...
0
votes
0answers
223 views

User session stuck after Mojave upgrade

I've upgraded my mac to Mojave, and now I cannot open my session. Now after I enter my password, the loading got stuck in the screen with Apple logo and a progress bar. I realized this happens only ...
-1
votes
0answers
35 views

How can I change the administrator's username and home folder directory on Mac?

How can I change the username of the only account on my MacBook Air (High Sierra 10.13.3) as well as the home directory folder (users/[USERNAME]). I attempted to change it in settings but it locked ...
3
votes
0answers
22 views

How can I delete all network users on startup or shutdown?

I want to run this script before any student logs into the computers daily. #!/bin/sh mv /Users/admin /admin wait $pid mv /Users/Shared /Shared wait $pid rm -rf /Users/* wait $pid mv /admin /...
2
votes
1answer
25 views

prevent Lock Screen from showing user FullName

Is there any way to prevent the lock screen from displaying my full name? It's a privacy matter and I would like to keep my personal data away from other people. I know I can turn my screen off, ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

annoyance: latest version of Skype under Standard (non-admin) user on macOS 10.13

I always run my systems under an Admin \ Standard user dichotomy. In other words, I always use my system as a Standard user and never login to the Admin user (except when doing the initial clean ...
6
votes
4answers
2k views

Is it normal to have same user logged in twice but from another TTY?

I don't know if this is something that is in macOS, but in Linux I normally see only one user if I run the who and w command. Is it normal to have same user logged in twice but from another TTY? I ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

Set different keyboard settings for two different users or applications on Mac?

One user of uses Microsoft Remote Desktop to use Windows-based, industry-specific software which requires constant use of function keys, while other users never uses function keys. I know that we can ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

User admin account losted after change name [duplicate]

I has change my name on the Users and Groups, after this I can't log with my admin. When I try access the name is not put on the field automatically and I've tried all names admins that can be. So, ...
2
votes
1answer
17 views

Does deleting user account on macOS also deletes their installed apps?

On a Mac with more than one user account, I can open apps installed by other users through Spotlight. If I delete the other user accounts, will their apps get deleted too?
0
votes
2answers
376 views

MacOS user password no longer working

I just got a new iMac and after going through setup it no longer seems to recognize my password. I was stuck outside my account so I reinstalled using recovery hoping it would reset everything ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

What is a organizational device considered to be? [closed]

Would this be a device that is a organizational device because you get it from work? Or because of who makes the device? What is a organizational device. How can I find out.
3
votes
1answer
554 views

how to avoid the “downloaded application” warning for a Standard User

This is a followup on this post of mine: Application permissions for Standard user I'm now running MacOS High Sierra 10.13.5 and this problem is still irritating. I use my Mac as a Standard user. ...
14
votes
1answer
4k views

How do I change my macOS user account UUID to stop Apple tracking me?

I have read that the user accounts on a Mac actually have a UUID associated with them and this means Apple is tracking every action performed with that user account. I’ve already deleted all Facebook ...
0
votes
1answer
146 views

How to remove “_www” user from the everyone group?

As the question said: How do I remove the _www user form the everyone group? Background: I am trying to lock down PHP to my web directory. PHP runs under the _www user. My solution is to only give ...
0
votes
0answers
76 views

Removed admin privileges from my only user [duplicate]

My machine has only one user. My goal was to change the login name, I've gone to system preferences / Users, opened my user and edited my login name to the new one and rebooted. Now I can login, but I ...
2
votes
1answer
6k views

no admin account OSX 10.13.5 [duplicate]

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
334 views

log: Could not open local log store: The log archive format is corrupt and cannot be read

I'm having some problems with my Macbook. The primary problem is that I'm unable to log into my admin account since a recent system update. I tried searching for solutions online, but haven't found ...
0
votes
1answer
5k views

Lost access to admin user account in my mac book pro

I changed Account name property on my mac book pro in System Preferences-> User & Groups-> Advanced Options. I attached a picture of then the window (Not my account window, now i cannot access ...
6
votes
2answers
144 views

Save open applications and tabs state to file and be able to restore

I have 2 computers with the same applications installed and I use both for work. I would like to seamlessly move from one to the other and recreate the state of open applications I had in the previous ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

I have no administrative account after updating to High Sierra 10.13.5

I have just updated my Mac to High Sierra 10.13.5 and my account which used to be admin has now became standard. It seems I no longer have an administrative account and no solutions worked so far. I ...
2
votes
0answers
27 views

All accounts lost on each reboot

I recently purchased a used 2015 MacBook Pro. The machine is in excellent condition, and they did a factory reset before I took the device. Every time I shut down the machine, all of the users have ...
5
votes
1answer
196 views

Problem unlocking Mac using Touch ID

I got a problem with using the Touch ID to unlock my MacBook Pro 15" running macOS High Sierra. Whenever I lock my screen by clicking the  → Lock Screen (or Control + Command + q), Mac locks me out ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

Removing “Other User” from startup screen

How do I get rid of "other user". I had used a Mac Tech prior and he worked on my Mac. It only showed my icon on the start up screen. Now I have another icon for another user which when I open it, it ...
4
votes
0answers
58 views

Change managed mobile account with server 5.2

So I have an account on my iMac (Sierra 10.12.6) which was managed by a mac mini with mac OS Server (5.2). Actually, it's always considered Admin, Managed, Mobile open the iMac (even if I don't ...
0
votes
1answer
145 views

Log individual users out of a period of inactivity? [duplicate]

There is a setting under Security & Privacy -> Advanced, to "Log out after X minutes of inactivity". However, this is a system wide setting. I just want to have my kids account log out after a ...
2
votes
1answer
9k views

How to setup iPads to be shared by multiple users?

My school has iPads for use for students. Currently, each student has their own iPad, with their own password, and own files on it. But I've seen other schools instead have laptops where students can ...
4
votes
2answers
429 views

Changed the user account name; unable to use sudo

I tried renaming my root user account and for a second after saving it looked like it had no name whatsoever. That was the last time I could use the "lock" icon under Users & Groups. I followed ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Listing all the groups to which a user belongs in macOS

I want to know the groups of some user. $dscl . list /groups filterByUSer theFindUser Is this possible (even if I have to enumerate all the groups and then filter by user) in a straightforward ...
3
votes
1answer
902 views

Account username and password don't match on mac users & group on Mac

I had to format my Mac and make a new user, the guy who formatted it for me made the acc called "USER" and I changed it to my name from users & groups. It gave me a message that some changes will ...
2
votes
1answer
74 views

Simplest and Sure manner adding multiple Groups and Users, CentOS 7, macOS

I have this instructions on CentOS 7 Linux version. $ sudo groupadd oinstall $ sudo groupadd dba $ sudo groupadd oper $ sudo useradd -G dba,oper -g oinstall oracle $ sudo passwd oracle And Already ...
2
votes
1answer
50 views

Unable to delete user in Preferences

I've unlocked the Users & Groups preferences pane, nevertheless I'm unable to select the user "username" for deletion. How can I delete the account?
0
votes
0answers
213 views

User account no longer able to run/use anything in macOS

User1 was setup as an admin user on a MacBook Air (11", Early 2015) running macOS High Sierra v10.13.4. Everything was normal until a few days ago. Now, however: User1 cannot: run any apps, utilities,...
3
votes
2answers
43 views

Are file permissions on macOS cryptographically enforced?

Are permissions set in the 'Get info' screen when right clicking on a file enforced cryptographically? If not, how are they enforced? Could anyone, for example, boot of a live OS on a USB stick and ...
4
votes
1answer
89 views

Where are the User and Group definitions stored in High Sierra?

I would like to inspect UID and GID numerical values on my High Sierra (10.13.4) server, so that I can coordinate and de-conflict these for use with NFS. Since NFS authenticates at the server level, ...