Automatic Login Disabled OS X Yosemite?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by mad3inch1na, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. mad3inch1na macrumors 6502a

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am interested in not having to sign in with my password on OS X Yosemite when I restart my system. I tried enabling automatic login from the system preferences, but it stays locked even when I enter my password to unlock the settings. Is there something else I am missing?

    Matt
     
  2. Cythth macrumors regular

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    Not sure I'm helping with this, but did you turn on FileVault when you upgraded? Maybe that requires a login. Just guessing here....
     
  3. Kwozzii macrumors newbie

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    Just did as you said ( disabled FileVault) and it did indeed allow automatic login to be selected...

    Kwozzii
     
  4. Cythth macrumors regular

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  5. Kaliki macrumors newbie

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    What if it doesn't?

    I've got Yosemite Beta installed on an external HDD and it's not allowing the Auto Login option...
     
  6. mavis macrumors 68040

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    IIRC, auto-login is also disabled if you have iCloud Keychain setup with Safari set to auto-fill passwords.
     
  7. Kaliki macrumors newbie

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    Is that a new change since Yosemite? I've had no problem with this in Mavericks...

    In fact, I have another computer that has Yosemite Beta 1 on it and it has iCloud syncing keychains and it auto-logs in...
     
  8. diagnostics247, Aug 10, 2014
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    I just did a fresh install of Yosemite. My previous install had automatic login working just fine. After the install I can no longer setup automatic login for the admin account. I have tried everything listed in this thread here and several other places as well.

    It is very frustrating.

    EDIT:

    I was able to get automatic login working

    1. System Preferences > Users & Groups > Change Password

    2. Instead of using your iCloud PW to login - opt to change your password for login in

    3. Set your new password

    4. Go enable automatic login.
     
  9. antoniofhowe macrumors newbie

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    Thank you! Worked like a charm.
     
  10. X-X macrumors 6502

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    BE AWARE!

    If you don't use FileVault your Mac IS NEVER password protected.

    Because the password can be reset very easily and it doesn't require anything.

    I would think about that on a portable Mac.
     
  11. Muscleflex macrumors 6502

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    This helped me as well! Thank you very much!

     
  12. kolax macrumors G3

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    Agreed. Automatic login and unencrypted hard drives are a big security concern. iCloud keychain only needs your Mac password to display all your passwords, and your Mac password can easily be changed if someone has physical access to your machine.

    Every family member of mine has FileVault or BitLocker (Windows) enabled. The more personal info you have on your computer, the more you really should be practising good security.
     
  13. DonCarlos macrumors regular

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    This absolutely works..........and when I set the new password, I used the same as my old password, and it allowed that. So no need to conjure up a new password that gets lost in the shuffle.

    Be sure to "unlock" in the lower left corner, before and after doing the above.

    Works like a charm........now if I can find a valid solution for the loss of audio control, when sending to a TV via HDMI, then Yosemite would be fully functional.
     
  14. kolax macrumors G3

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    It's meant to be like that since you're passing a digital signal. You use the amplifier receiving the digital signal (e.g your TV) to control the volume.
     
  15. DonCarlos macrumors regular

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    Thank You, I can deal with that.

    I first went back to the internal speaker and adjusted the sound level way down, and then switched the output back to the HDMI category, and am controlling the final output of the volume with the TV remote.

    I found that if I didn't adjust the volume output first in the mini's internal speaker, the final volume coming out if the TV was joltingly loud (trying to keep the TV volume fairly balanced regardless of what mode the TV is in).

    I considered the matter resolved. Enjoying the mini now that those two pesky issues are resolved.

    Thanks again
     
  16. SD-B macrumors 6502

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    Im on a 27" retina iMac and getting tired of having to log on all the time



    Tried this method but all it did, I believe, is change my password.
    I will still have to log on.
    Is there not a way to turn it off?
     
  17. iluvmangoes macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    If I turn off FileVault, turn on Automatic Login and then turn on FileVault again, will Automatic Login still work? Need to know as don't feel safe without FileVault but want Automatic Login for alarms in the morning when travelling etc to save battery over night.
     

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