OS X :: Start Up Or Login Password Setup

Mar 20, 2010

Lost track of what I did yesterday when I was mucking about in Accounts but now when I start up or even log out and login I have to provide my password. How do I get rid of that login step ?

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OS X :: Unable To Setup Password / Admin Login Password Not Changing

May 23, 2010

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.

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OS X :: Mail Setup - Ask For Password Every Time To Login

Dec 9, 2010

I just set up the Mail app but dislike that even after I quit the app if I click it again to reopen it it doesn't require me to re-enter my password. This means even if I close/quit it and walk away from my laptop anyone who uses it can just click Mail and they have complete access to my Gmail account.

I went into preferences but could not find where or how to require it to ask for my password after it's been closed. If there isn't an option then I will go back to copying an address when on a website then opening gmail and pasting it and emailing. Obviously using the Mail app would be more convenient for those types of emails but if it means my account is always open and available for anyone to read then I will go back to the longer method.

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Jun 7, 2012

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Both did different things AT THE SAME TIME, with the same sites.  Therefore, it was definitely not a server issue.  Both were consistent.I've had odd behaviour:  redirect included bypassing my proxy server and going online despite not putting in login details, and after logging in: in both instances, I was taken to Wikipedia front page.  Also:Many times, lists of links instead of genuine front pages:  Apple and server. Only 'big names' seemed affected.  Other times, it looked ok but when I clicked on links I got nothing. I had problems logging on to App store and broadband provider, as well as software sites (2 x legit big apple-oriented companies).  After the going online and redirect issue above, I decided to create new apple id and o2 email.  I did a secure (as far as it goes) 7-layer wipe  of the macbook, and reinstalled.Within a week, I had odd behaviours again.  Two examples:

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OS X Yosemite :: How To Disable Password Login At Start Up

Dec 10, 2014

Since installing Yosemite 10.10.1, every time I turn on my MacBook Pro I have to Select User and then login with my password. I don't want this, since I'm the only user and it wastes time. This didn't used to happen before installing Yosemite. I can't find the button in Security and Privacy that turns this off!

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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Intel Mac :: Forgotten The Login Password At Start-up - OS X Lion

Apr 6, 2012

My father who is 91 purchased an iMac in January used it once. He is now just setting it up again after he has recently moved and this will be his only computer… finally getting rid of the PC world of Bill Gates and into a real computer. However, he has forgotten the login password at start-up which was set-up at the Apple Store. Can I reboot the machine with a CD (have one for Snow Leopard) and change administration details this way even though is running OS X Lion? 

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Software :: Unable To Login To Computer / Asks Password And Returns To Login Screen

Jun 20, 2008

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

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Software :: Airport Claim Wrong Password - Can Login To Non Password Protected Wifi

May 21, 2008

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...

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MacBook Pro :: Login Start-up Items Don't Start Up

May 6, 2012

My computer is a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Version 10.7.3, 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 with 4GB memory. Start-up has become somewhat erratic. Consistently, if I close the lid on the computer it won't restart when I reopen it. I'll have to hold the power button down for about 15 seconds, let up and then press it again. Sometimes restarting after a shutdown the computer will go through the long start-up I associate with a crash shutdown. Sometimes login start-up items don't start up. Sometimes I have to click somewhere on the screen to make the menu bar at the top of the screen visible. Overall, unexpected things keep happening. Although I don't think it probably relates, Chrome is my primary browser.

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OS X :: Password Works To Login - Change Password But Not To Install Software

Dec 8, 2010

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.

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: Can Have A Different Mail Account Password Vs Login Password

Mar 29, 2012

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?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.1), Mid-2011, 4Gb RAM

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IMac (Intel) :: Asking For A Password At Login But Never Set Any Password

Jun 5, 2014

my iMac is asking for a password at login and I have never set one up.  How do I get past the login screen?

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OS X :: Setup To Login Remotely And Securely To Network?

Jul 26, 2009

Up until Friday, I had a Linux server in my office that among other things, served as a remote login using NXServer. The thing I liked best about NXServer was that all of the data was sent over ssh on port 22. This meant that along with the security of ssh, I also only had to open a single port. The Linux server has been taken offline and everything moved to a MacPro.

The only thing I don't have setup is a way to remotely login to my network. I know I can still log in with ssh but I would like to be able to run a GUI when I log in. What's out there that will allow me to do this? I know about VNC and have used it in the past but it lacks the single secure port option (I believe).

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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.

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Setup External Hard Drive To Mount At Boot (without Any Login Action)

Dec 1, 2014

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USB 3.0 External Hard drive 

I am currently using an external drive for my user storage.  Right now I log in with a separate User account to mount the drive, log off, and then log in with my user.  I am trying to remove the extra steps so I can boot my Mac and log right in.  I have not found any method that pertains specifically to Mavericks, and all of the methods I have tried for older OS versions do not seem to work properly.  

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.5)

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Jun 17, 2012

How do I setup an external start up drive on my iMac?

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Apr 27, 2012

I'm just wondering if an applescript could be able to create setup and start a private network.

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MacBook Pro :: Setup A Password For Certain Softwares?

Apr 30, 2012

i want to know if i can setup a password for certain softwares ( atleast one ) ?

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OS X :: Can't Login - No Users Visible On Start Up

Jan 24, 2011

this is actually on a friends laptop that I was updating with OS 10.5

Laptop is a MacBook 2ghz duo core, previously had 10.4 installed

There was problem with his drive, it was not partitioned properly. The HD was not showing up in the finder (on desktop or in devices list). I made a partition with a new name and archived his drive.

Upon installing 10.5 I can't login at all.. it only shows 'other' in the users list. Can't login as admin. Can't do anything.

Disk utility (when booted from system disk) shows the drive is fine.

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OS X :: How To Login With SSH Without Password

Feb 23, 2009

Anyone know how I can do login with ssh without password and without generate rsa/dsa key? Exist a program which automatically store and enter a password?

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OS X :: How To Set Password On Login

Jul 31, 2009

I live at a school, and people like to play a little prank on others computers. So I was thinking, is it possible to set a password on startup?

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OS X :: Require Password After Sleep Mode Setup

May 26, 2009

How can I set osx to require a password when I want to use my mac after sleep mode?

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MacBook :: Setup Password System After Installation?

Mar 29, 2010

Ive had my macbook for ages now, updated to snowleopard a little while ago and now ive decided i want a password to enter to enter the comp. when its turned on.

how would one go about this? is it possible?

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Intel Mac :: Lost Password That Was Used In Original Setup Of It

Jul 2, 2012

I have lost the password that was used in the original setup of my MAC. I am using the latest version of the OS: 10.7.3. I am trying to install new software and some updates. I must state that I am pretty much a computer illiterate.

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MacBook Air :: Setup A Password To Open Computer?

Jul 4, 2012

I have a password to open my personal preference but I need to set up to block to guest as well.

MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: Apps That Start On Startup / Login Without My Permission

Aug 7, 2009

How do I stop intrusive apps from running at startup/login? I checked both libraries > StartupItems and System > StartupItems.

Long version + rambling:

So there is this intrusive app that I installed, and it keeps adding a folder in my Documents folder. Everytime I delete it, it comes back on startup.

I thought it would be much easier to find the file responsible for starting this app on startup, but I was disappointed. But I'm betting it's not as difficult as searching the Windows registry.

Anyway, it's not among the 'login' items, and I searched the main Library, and my User Library, and even the System's 'startup' folders, and found nothing. So what's the deal?

Before you make any accusations, the app I'm using is Parallels, and yeah, there's probably some preference I could change to stop it from doing that, but I would like to do this manually, and learn more about how OS X works. I want to stop the app from running without my permission when I log in. (I'm stubborn, and want to show this app who's boss around here!)

I'm thankful that in OS X, apps are much less intrusive than Windows ones, and they're only intrusive when I give them my password, from my experience at least. Am I right? But goodness I hate how intrusiveness followed me here from Windows. It would have been a deal breaker, had I known how many files (hidden or otherwise) it was going to scatter across my tidy Mac.

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OS X :: Any Way To Make Mail Start At Login But Hidden?

Sep 15, 2009

I'm trying to make Mail start at Login but be hidden. But even when I go into System Preferences > Accounts > Login Items, and check the box for "Hide" by Mail, it still opens with the window when I log in. Is there any way to actually make it be hidden upon login?

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MacBook Pro :: Spinning Wheel On Start Up - Cannot Login

May 28, 2012

Cannot log on-perpetual spinning wheel.How can I re-boot?

MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.4/2.2 GHz), iOS 5

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OS X :: How To Remove Password At Login?

Sep 4, 2009

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?

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OS X :: Can't Login/forgot Password

Dec 5, 2009

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.

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