iTerm requires a password to launch

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ivoryz, May 7, 2009.

  1. ivoryz macrumors newbie

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    May 7, 2009
    #1
    Hi, I am in great need for suggestions.

    I got a new MacBook 13' yesterday. And in the first-time configuration, I set up an account with a short name which I would like to change minutes later. So following the thread at: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1428, I set up a new account and switched my home directory.

    When I logged in using the new account, everything looked fine except iTerm.app and Terminal.app. Both asked me for a password to launch. I gave them my admin password and they refused to take it! So I went to the keychain application, repaired my password in the First Aid. After that, Terminal could launch normally, but iTerm kept on asking for the mysterious password.

    I re-installed iTerm.app several times and restarted my MacBook several times. No use! One online thread suggested a substitution in the login shell, which I found is not human-readable (well, maybe partly readable).

    Any idea?
     
  2. sfinnie macrumors newbie

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    Jul 22, 2009
    #2
    Need to update the Default Bookmark

    Just had this too, posting answer in case you're still suffering. You need to update the Default Bookmark:

    1. Start iTerm
    2. Click Bookmarks->Manage Bookmarks
    3. Change the 'Default' entry to match your new login:
      • Highlight the 'Default' entry in the table
      • Click the yellow pencil button at the bottom of the window to edit
      • Enter new username & working directory, e.g.
      • Command: login -fp ivoryz
      • Working Dir: /Users/ivoryz
      • Click OK
    4. Close Bookmarks window, quit & restart iterm

    Should work after that.

    - Scoot.
     

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