OS X :: Is My Login Password Is My Administrators Password?
Aug 8, 2009
The password i use to get into the computer. is that the admin password? i forgot weather it was or not.what would be a program that i could open on my computer where it might prompt me for my admin password? just to check.
been trying to log onto airport with my pismo at work. log in attempt pops up a window claiming that my password is wrong...but system admin says and demonstrates it isn't with other laptops...plus, I can log into non-password protected wifi in the building no problem...what's going on? I tossed all my internet pref files...still same issue...
I recently purchased a powerbook G4 running version 10.5.8. I am able to login to everything and set my username as the administrator, but I can not set a password for it, if i try to input a password or change the password I get an error message saying I have input an incorrect password. When I purchased the computer everything was blank except for the user name was set as mac user, as I said I was able to change the username but not the password.
My MB Pro has 1 user login, it's never been changed, re-created, etc.I can login to the laptop no problem, I can goto the User control panel and change the PW and it shows the single user as the admin.However I can't install software. It comes up and asks me for the password which is then rejected.Beyond reloading the OS not sure what options are. Did a permissions repair but no other luck.
Is there a way to have a different mail password instead of using the one that you use to login to Lion directly? Currently the two are the same login password = mail password.I'd like to have a different password for the two.Is this possible whether via command line or otherwise?
Info: Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.1), Mid-2011, 4Gb RAM
Hi! Im new to the forums but i really need help with something and i was hoping someone here could help me out. So I just installed Tech Tool Deluxe onto my macbook and then shut it down later. I went back to use it again and when i turned it on a login screen appeared asking me to put in my password. I did that and the screen turned blue (looking like it was loading) and then went back to the login screen. Every time i put in my password it just takes me back to the login screen. I have had my mac for a while and i dont want my hardrive to get wiped out so what do i do? Thank you for looking
I want to register myself as an administrator of a Mac OS X desktop but I want my kids to be able to download and initialize software. To do this they must be administrators but if they are administrators they can delete my access as another administrator.
I've set up a new iMac and it asks me for my password every time I turn it on. I've looked in all the places I can think of to bypass it and all I've succeeded in doing is that it now asks for both my name and my password. How to fix it?
I've got a macbook which is logged out of a user, and I can't remember my password! Is there anyway to reset/force login, without logging in? I looked around on google, but couldn't find much about doing it from the login window.
I am running Snow Leopard on a MacBook Pro. For some reason when I went to install a program upgrade it wouldn't take my password. So after a lot of mess I finally put in the install DVD and changed the password. Problem is that now every time I start up the computer I have to log in. Used to be that if I shut down I didn't have to log in when I started it up again. Now it always asks for the password.
when surfing to websites where a username and password is required, the first time you fill in these data keychain access will ask to remember the password.
If U click 'never for this website' keychain access won't ask this again.How can I change this setting? I'm trying to autolog into facebook but it won't work.I keychain access I added it manually but it still doesn't work.
A week ago, my computer (Macbook) "crashed". When I powered it up, it would go to the grey apple screen, then it would go to a blue screen, then it would switch to a light blue screen, then back to the darker blue screen, etc and never fully boot into OSX. I finally found my install discs for OSX and reinstalled my operating system from scratch, formatted my hard drive, and started new. Once I reinstalled, I realized how outdated and different everything looked... and I realized I was running OSX 10.4. So from there, I found my Leopard disc (10.5), put that in, and "Upgraded" my system to 10.5.
And basically here's where I'm at now:........................
I was wondering if there is a way to disable the login prompt every time I close and open my MacBook Pro screen? I do not mind the initial login screen, when I just turn on my laptop but having to do this every time my computer goes into screensaver mode or I close the screen is annoying, especially in class. So could anyone help me out on how to avoid and disable this?
Ever since I got my macbook, I've been trying to get everything in sync between it and my imac using mobile me. I had a lot of trouble with saved passwords and other things not syncing so I deleted both keychains and started over fresh. Now everytime I log on to either my imac or mac book I'mn asked for a password to access my keychain.
How can I disable this? Have a made a mistake somewhere in all this configuring? I've never really messed with keychain so I really didn't know what I was doing.
I just have a little question about starting my MacBook Pro, nothing too important, just trying to further streamline my OS X experience.
Currently, I am using the Schedule... feature in the Energy Saver portion of Sys Prefs (which is, oddly enough, represented by a energy hogging incandescent) to start my MBP each weekday, then sleep it three minutes later in case I decide not to use it. This is useful in that it cuts 30 seconds out of the startup/login process, but it only takes the process halfway (it doesn't log in). I could enable auto login to complete the process, but then my password would be rendered ineffective, and others who occasionally use my laptop would have instantaneous access to my account and files. Is there any way I can auto login then promptly lock the computer and head back to the login screen? Is there a scheduling application I could use to do the same?
How do I reset my "login" keychain password? I can't remember it. If it needs deleting, I don't have many passwords stored in that since I use Firefox most of the time and it doesn't store passwords in the keychain.
But when I use Safari it keeps asking for my login keychain password repeatedly.
Been a while since I've been here. I searched and found basically nothing, which really surprised me because I remember seeing this topic discussed way back sometime. But anyways, how do I change my login password on Leopard? I remember that's not the easiest thing to do, apparently.