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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Put the domain user in login screen

Having done the domain binding, I need to log in with the domain user without entering the user every time. This is because I should type "domainname\user" each time and this is not very fast. Is it ...
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Catalina ask password to delete user but password is always wrong

I start to think this might be a bug in Catalina. STEPS TO REPRODUCE: I formatted my Mac-mini to factory reset (don't remember if was High Sierra or Mojave) I created a user at first startup. I ...
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How have I got Two identical iCloud accounts?

When I look in Internet Accounts, I have two identical iCloud accounts. How can I get rid of 1 of them?
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Login of network users stopped working with Catalina update

We have some Mac Minis used by students, which are configured to authenticate the user against a central AD and store the homes on a server, from where they get mounted on login. Until two days ago, ...
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Setting up Open Directory for already existing user accounts

I work for a small business, for the few years we've been running we've had individual MacBooks with local user accounts. We need to formalise this a bit in order to get an industry security ...
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Relocating /Users folder in MacOS 10.15 (Catalina)?

In the past when we wanted to offload the /Users folder from the internal disk we simply created a symbolic link for /Users that pointed to /Volumes/External_Drive_Name/Users. The Mac in question is a ...
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Mac User in on a domain no longer shows Managed attribute

I'm primarily a Mac user, I work in a primarily Active Directory environment, so I get to be more hands-on with the Macs in our organization. Prior to upgrading to Catalina, in the Users & Groups ...
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“dscacheutil -q group -a name admin” returns a user that I can't find

I ran a script that was checking for any other admin users on my mac. dscacheutil -q group -a name admin It returned: root administrator Temp10 I can't find the Temp10 user account anywhere. I ...
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Integrating user acounts

I bought a new iMac and migrated stuff over from my old mac. I now have 3 user accounts, 2 with different variations on my name! None of them access the same applications and information. I have no ...
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How to Fix Login Issues for a Remote “Managed, Mobile” User

Managed, Mobile account will not successfully login without first logging into a local admin account and then switching users to the Managed, Mobile account. Is there anything that I could check or ...
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How to remove SophosEndpoint “phantom” user?

I recently migrated from a 2017 Macbook Pro to a 2019 Macbook Pro (both running Catalina) using Migration Assistant, and ever since then I've had this "phantom" SophosEndpoint user stuck on the log in ...
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How can I enable touch ID for several hard drives I'm booting from?

I use my MBP 15,1 (Mojave 10.14.6) both with an internal hard drive (for work) and booting from an external one for private stuff. Whenever I enable touch ID in one account, it gets quietly disabled ...
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Rolled back from Catalina back to Mojave but I had two drives one for boot and other for saved files, realised old files are still around

I rolled back from Catalina to Mojave because I was having issues, it was my first time to do so and foolishly didn't use Time Machine. I have two SSDs, one for boot and the other for my files, and ...
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Black login screen after Mojave update – temporarily fixed with dummy user and blind logout

I currently experience a crazy macOS bug. After updating from 10.12.6 over 10.13.6 to 10.14.6 my Mac Pro 5,1 boots to a black login screen. VoiceOver tells me that the login is there, but everything ...
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When I create an account from command line, I cannot login to the account using the login command

I want to create some accounts on a computer that don't have a home directory or an icon on the login page sudo dscl . -create /Users/hiddenuser sudo dscl . -create /Users/hiddenuser UserShell /bin/...
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How to copy one standard user profile of macOS to another machine

I have a Standard user with parental control enabled on it. I have disabled many features as per our requirements. However, I want to have the same Standard user setup in other macOS machines too. Is ...
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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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Choose user photo without iCloud

How do I change my user photo on OSX without iCloud? I can't seem to choose a file from Finder. I don't have enough disk space to use iCloud.
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Why doesn't defaults read` work for obtaining ShadowHashData key user's plist?

I've read how to obtain the user's password hash on OSX using sudo defaults read /var/db/dslocal/nodes/Default/users/user.plist ShadowHashData. However, after giving Terminal "Full Disk Access" on ...
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How to disable the Guest account in macOS Mojave using `dscl`?

I've attempted to disable the Guest account using dscl as follows: sudo dscl . -append /Users/Guest AuthenticationAuthority ";DisabledUser;" However, it doesn't seem to work, why? I know, I can ...
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Why don't new (service) accounts added by `dscl` don't show up in `/etc/paswd` after system reboot?

I've added some new (service) accounts to my macOS system using dscl with names like _www to run installed services. However, while the system recognizes the account names in commands (the accounts ...
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How can I use $HOME or ~/ in my log paths of launchd plist to run as LaunchAgent

My plist has below keys: <key>StandardOutPath</key> <string>$HOME/launchd.stdout.log</string> <key>StandardErrorPath</key> <string>$HOME/launchd.stderr.log&...
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Unwanted activation of Parental Controls on network accounts

I am very confused about this issue and I don't know what to look for. We are using MS Active Directory Accounts on our MacBooks. Since last week the parental controls were activated on all network ...
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What Password is needed to run Xcode?

I just downloaded the Xcode application again after a few months, but it asks me for a password that I do not have. No "password forgotten", I do not know how to proceed to open the application?
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How to remove username@hostname from terminal bar?

currently this is how my terminal bar looks like, it's showing my full name and the hostname. I'd like to configure it so that this is removed and it only shows the directory, but I don't know how.
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Removing User from Single User Mode Fails - MacOS 10.14

So I’m trying to delete a specific user account while avoiding the traditional SysPrefs method. I do have FileVault enabled and am running 10.14. This is what I’ve tried in Single User mode: /sbin/...
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MacBook Pro user account missing

I changed my user account name on my MacBook Pro and as soon as I restarted my laptop my account disappeared. I tried everything online but it’s not working. I can access the guest user and another ...
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Create Local Network Directory User on OS X server via Terminal

I found this post: How can I create an Open Directory network user with a command? but it didn't have any answers on it. I know there's a way to create a local network directory user, but I cannot ...
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Can I suppress the Setup Assistant When Creating New Users on macOS?

I wanted to create a new user using Terminal and managed to do so by finding answers on StackExchange, but I was not able to figure out how to skip the setup assistant that comes up when you login to ...
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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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Stop AD account Accessing Server shares

I have an Mac server running 10.13.6 on the latest build: 17G7024 I have been trying to sort out a few of its problems. But I have come across this this weird bug that I can't seem to fix. If I ...
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Add Time Machine files to an existing account with Migration Assistant

I have a Time Machine backup from Mac A (now retired), containing 4 accounts worth of data. I would like to add the data from one of these accounts to an existing account on Mac B (replacement for Mac ...
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“sudoers is owned by uid 501, should be uid 0” message, but sudo works fine [duplicate]

Running Mojave on a MBP 2012 13" and I get that message every time I use the sudo command. It isn't preventing me to use sudo, but I get the feeling it'll bite me in the butt at some point in time, ...
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Admin can't select user to reset password

This relates to a 2011 Macbook Pro running El Capitan. I'm set up as the admin and my child has a standard account with parental controls enabled. My child forgot their password and I'm trying to ...
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Allow non-admin user to sudo without access to admin account data

I need to lend my MBP to a friend for a few days while their laptop is out for repair. I would like to not have to erase my account to do that. I have set up another User Account for them without ...
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Restoring data deleted from Directory Utility

When trying to rearrange user accounts, I deleted some data using the Directory Utility (data on a user account under "Users" in the Node "Local/Default"). I would like to restore this data. I have ...
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macOS: Setting up an administrative account from a user account without admin password

I need to get administrative privileges from a standard user account. I am using macOS Sierra 10.12.6. I have six accounts on my MacBook for me and my family. One of them is administrative and the ...
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What can other administrators access on my machine?

I've been given a new MacBook Pro at work, and it has an administrator account which I assume the IT department has the credentials to. I have been created a local account which is also an ...
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Can a family member use my iPhone, or does Touch ID lock them out on the iPhone SE?

Can we bypass TouchID? I'm getting an iPhone SE and wondering if I can let my kids/family members use my phone if they need to? I don't know much about Touch ID and am wondering if it can be bypassed,...
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How to delete an administrator account on mac?

I have an administrator account on my mac I don't need, and know the password but cannot delete it.
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MacOS Mojave: How do I change the default /Users directory for ALL users logging in?

I've seen this question answered in various forms for other iterations of Mac OS X, but Mojave is proving a bit more challenging. In short: I have several dual drive systems, (SSD and HDD) with the ...
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Merging multiple apple ID’s

Since getting our first iPad and iPhone and while new to Apple, 3 or 4 iCloud email accounts were setup for at least 2 new Apple ID’s. Is it possible to merge them or should I just delete the least ...
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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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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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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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Making Conflicting UIDs across a LAN of MacOS and Linux hosts Consistent

I have an expanding network and while I have the long term goal of eventually implementing Active Directory hosted on a QNAP NAS. However, in the meantime I have the issue of where my MacOS machines ...
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Keep note sheet as black text on white background while Notes.app is in dark mode

I am enjoying dark mode in macOS Mojave. This includes the list boxes and sidebar in the Notes.app. Except, the note sheet itself is awkward with white-text-on-black-blackground. Is it possible to ...
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Once I cancel my apple Music subscription will it still make me pay a months worth or does it end straight away?

I cancelled my Apple Music last month and deleted the account but Apple is still taking $12 out of my account for this month. Is this normal or do I have to contact Apple Support again?
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Backing up another user’s mid-2013 Macbook Air

I have pretty much been a Windows user all my life but a family member has recently given me his mid-2013 i7 Macbook Air. This machine is logged in with his Apple account (I have the credentials) and ...