Leopard Password Problem

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

  1. PAFAN macrumors newbie

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    Oct 26, 2007
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    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

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    Oct 27, 2007
    #2
    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
    Solution

    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
    Type:
    launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.DirectoryServices.plist
    Press Return
    Type:

    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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