Login Window: Other...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Cooknn, May 5, 2005.

  1. Cooknn macrumors 68020

    Cooknn

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    Aug 23, 2003
    Location:
    Fort Myers, FL
    #1
    I couldn't even sudo so I pressed C while booting with the Tiger DVD. Went into the Password Utility and set a password for root (System Administrator). Now when the login screen appears I have an extra user called "Other..."

    I want to disable root, but have the ability to sudo in terminal. How do I get this and lose the extra user on the Login Window win OS X starts up :confused:
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Oct 21, 2003
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #2
    "Other" shows up because you enabled root. If you disable root, "Other" will disappear. To disable root, go to NetInfo Manager and click on the Security pull-down and choose "Disable Root User".


    FYI, you don't need root enabled to use sudo in the CLI.
     
  3. Cooknn thread starter macrumors 68020

    Cooknn

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    Location:
    Fort Myers, FL
    #3
    Thanks!

    [EDIT]Interesting thing was I had to authenticate, enable root, then disable root to get it to disappear from the Login window. Appreciate the lead.
     

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