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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.

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 /...
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My mac admin name doesn't work?

I just changed my admin name out of curiosity,(By clicking "System Preferences"-> User's & Groups), then after changing and restarting the mac, my new reset user name doesn't show up, the old one ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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.
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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,...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Is it still possible to migrate iphone app data to a new account by extracting the .ipa file and extracting the content?

For various reasons beyond the scope of this post, I must create a new Apple ID and iTunes account. There are a few apps on my phone that I must preserve the content from (I don't mind re-buying the ...
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My user preferences are gone after restart

I restarted my computer and it's like I have a new install. The system tells me it can't find a telephony file and my login startup items are gone. All my Finder preferences and other settings are ...
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What is the fastest and easiest way to check if iCloud is in use for any user on a device?

I need to check whether or not iCloud is being used for each user account on a device, and I need to do this for multiple devices. The devices in question are each used by one or more other people, ...
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Whenever I attempt to create an admin account a standard account is created

I realized my Mac doesn't have a single account with Administrator permissions. Following the instructions in this answer: My computer has no admin user gives me a new account that does not have ...
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How do I get rid of “phantom user” after migration?

I got a new Macbook so I used Migration Assistant to move all my content from the old Mac... my only used on the old mac was called 'user' and that is the only user I wanted to move to my new Mac. ...
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How is the UUID for a user used by macOS?

In the Advanced Options for a user under the Users & Groups System Preference, there is field for UUID and a button for Create New next to it. How is the UUID used by macOS and what are the ...
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Login Apple Developer Center Error?

Every time I login the Apple Developer Center, there is a mistake. I have to click the cancel button times. I do not know that is why. the original image: The title: "Safari browser" wants to use ...
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Particulars about adding snort user on MacOS

I have installed and configured snort on various Linux flavors, so I am familiar with the overall procedure. I installed snort via homebrew and edited the configuration file appropriately. Where I am ...
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Is there any software to track user activity on Mac OS Server?

I'm running a Mac server in my office with the following set up Mac Mini with macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Apple Server 5.4 NAS unit On this system, we have a number of users connecting into it on a ...
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How to delete MacPorts user after using the Migration Assistant

My 2012 MacBook Air (11", i7 2GHz 8GB RAM) crashed and I had to erase the SSD and re-install macOS High Sierra with the Internet Recovery Mode tools. Once I had the working OS, I used the Migration ...
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Emoji panel not working after changing account name

I recently tried to change my account name and home directory in System Preferences > User & Groups > Advanced Options. I didn't know that it changed your home directory to an existing one ...
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Is there a way to set multiple passwords for a single account on macOS?

I wonder if there is a way to set multiple passwords for a single user under macOS?
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Creating a second background session with Apple Remote Desktop

Is it possible to access a remote Mac using Apple Remote Desktop and run a second session? Eg. while the main user is still in there account I could either go into their account or login with another ...