Local password can't be same as iCloud

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by netnothing, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. netnothing macrumors 68040

    netnothing

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    Just an interesting observation after installing Sierra on my 2010 Mac Pro - it doesn't allow the local computer password to be the same as your iCloud password. If they are, it forces you to change the local password.

    EDIT: So looks like it doesn't stop you from changing it back in System Prefs afterwards. Not sure if/when it will complain again.

    -Kevin
     
  2. zepman macrumors regular

    zepman

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    In El Capitan you could set your Apple ID as the log in method.
    Now it seems you can't do that anymore. You must have a local password on your computer.
    But you can choose your local password to be the same as your Apple ID password.
     
  3. netnothing thread starter macrumors 68040

    netnothing

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    In El Cap, I had a local account and was signed into my iCloud account - both happened to have the same password.

    After the Sierra upgrade, when the machine restarted - the first thing it wanted me to do was setup iCloud. After I signed in with my Apple ID, it then forced me to change my local password so it didn't match my Apple ID password. Probably smart in the long run.

    Still, I was able to go into my local account afterwards and change my local password back to match. Seems it's only doing the check during install/upgrade.

    -Kevin
     
  4. zepman macrumors regular

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    That's the same experience as I had when I installed macOS Sierra. The only difference being that I used my Apple ID to sign in to my computer in El Capitan.
     

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