iMac no longer asking for password after shut down

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by Bill P., Oct 15, 2017.

  1. Bill P. macrumors regular

    Bill P.

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    #1
    I have a new iMac running Sierra 10.12.6 and all of a sudden it is not prompting me for a password when I shut down then restart. It opens straight to the desktop.

    I have restarted in "Safe" mode in an attempt to clear the problem, but still no request for password.

    Thoughts appreciated.
     
  2. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

    dianeoforegon

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    #2
    System Preferences > Users & Groups
    Click on Login Option
    Set Automatic Login to Off
    Unlock to change
     
  3. Bill P. thread starter macrumors regular

    Bill P.

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    Hi dianeoforegon,

    Many thanks. I failed to click on Login Option when I checked earlier. Any ideas how it got switched from being off??? I've always required a password. Could my system be corrupted?

    Thank you again and enjoy your Sunday,

    Bill
     
  4. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

    dianeoforegon

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    #4
    Could just a simple error or the plist was corrupt. I wouldn't worry unless it happens again.
     

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