Leopard Password Problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by PAFAN, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. PAFAN macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2007
    I loaded Leopard this morning. When it did the final restart it asked for my password, but wouldn't accept it. I started the mac from the Leopard disc and changed the password, verified disc permissions, and verified disc. None of those worked.

    Any suggestions?
  2. tomschm macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2007
    Solution to Leopard password problem

    I had the same problem. Apple's solution, which I pasted below, is at http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306840. It worked for me.

    Mac OS X 10.5: Unable to log in to account after an upgrade install
    Issue or symptom

    You may not be able to log in with a user account that has a password of 8 or more characters and was originally created in Mac OS X 10.2.8 or earlier, after performing an upgrade installation of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (the default installation type).

    Products affected

    Mac OS X 10.5
    Mac OS X 10.5 Server

    If you can log in or are logged in

    Download and install the Login & Keychain Update 1.0 for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard to avoid the issue later.

    If you are unable to log in

    you can use these steps instead:

    Restart in Single User mode (hold Command-S during startup)
    At the prompt, type: mount -uw /
    Press Return
    launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.DirectoryServices.plist
    Press Return

    dscl . -delete /Users/[username] AuthenticationAuthority

    Note: Replace "[username]" with the affected user account's short name

    Press Return
    Type: passwd [username]

    Note: Replace "[username]" with the affected user account's short name

    Press Return
    At the "New password:" prompt, type the user's password

    Note: It is recommended that the original user's password be used to match the keychain password

    Press Return
    At the "Retype new password" prompt, type the same password
    Press Return
    Type: reboot
    Press Return

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