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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Default permissions for new users in OS X Server

I'm creating mobile users in MT Lion Server through Workgroup Manager 10.8. I've set it up so that when the user logs in to the client machine, the network share point auto mounts. This gives access ...
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User accounts cannot browse web

I have an environment with multiple iMacs (OS X 10.7.4). Every iMac has an administrative account and several user accounts. These accounts are the same across all the machines. To browse the web, ...
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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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Mac os Sierra 10.13.1 : Unable to create an account

I can't create an account on mac os sierra, when I add all informations (account name, password,...), all seems to go fine, then instead of creating an account I find that a "Group" is created! When ...
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User account issues after resetting PRAM

So my 2012 iMac has been unusually cranky the past couple days and did not respond to the usual reboot I give when this happens, so I decided to reset the PRAM at the advice of many articles. ...
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Can't login with my user account, works only with admin account

I have iMac late 2015, macOS High Sierra. Till now it worked perfectly, but today I turned on my computer, it allowed to login into my user account, then I opened one app and it went to not responding....
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Re-connect Apple ID (iCloud) to macOS user

I recently got my first MacBook (Early 2015 13" MacBook Pro, running macOS Mojave) and have been setting it up for the past few hours. I changed my Apple ID email and my password a few times and then ...
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Mac OS network password change syncs partially

In the company I work we use a Network Account Server. Every 3 months we have to change the password. My machine behaves weirdly at every restart. When the login screen comes, my current password does ...
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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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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 ...
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Two iCloud accounts on one Mac using Sierra

I share a Macbook Pro with my partner. We have our own user account on the Mac which we sign into whenever we want to use it. We also have our own iCloud accounts. However when I sign into iCloud ...
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Mavericks Open Directory: a user can't open or modify files he's created

The OS X server & clients are on 10.9.5. I've got a client who's had some issues, various corruptions, etc.. I had to re-create the entire user, and in doing so, have some permissions issues. ...
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Set default user in terminal

I just formatted my Mac and upgrade it to El Capitan, When I open Terminal I see that I am always logged in as root: How can I get my usual user name every time I open a new Terminal window, I ...
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Unexpected Finder message “This item will be deleted immediately”

I made a second user account (test, admin privs) and set the permissions of my second hard drive so that this account could read & write. The only thing I changed was the first line and then ...
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Application permissions for Standard user

I use my Mac as a Standard user. When I first set it up, all applications were downloaded/installed using the Admin user. Running latest OSX 10.10.3 When using my Mac as the Standard user, every time ...
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How to share directory alias between user accounts

I'm having trouble using aliases across user accounts. I have two existing directories: /Users/foo/stuff /Users/bar/stuff I'd like to alias /Users/foo/stuff to be accessible at /Users/Shared/...
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Yosemite installer made my account into a guest account

While upgrading to OSX Yosemite, I quickly skipped forward in the different menus, and must have inevertenly created a new account. Now my old proper account has become a guest account, with parental ...
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Using rsyncd with the system users rather than a separate rsyncd userlist?

Is it possible to use rsyncd with the system users rather than a separate user list (something like how SSH works)? How? All tutorials I have read specifies a separate user list. Any good reason to ...
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Move to a larger drive

My wife got me an external SSD for my bday. I'm on a 2013 Mac Pro, so my existing user folder is already on another external. I'd like to move to the new drive and use the old one for backups. Given ...
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Xcode 5.1.1 crashes on 10.9.5 Mavericks when run in User Account but runs in Guest Account

Model Name: iMac Model Identifier: iMac9,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 Cache: 6 MB Memory: 4 GB Bus ...
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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 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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Citizen Erased: My Mac deleted my user account! Please help

The last time I used my user account I was browsing the net and sending an email with the built in Mail app. But I accidentally unplugged the Mac and when it came back, my user account wasn't on the ...