Login Options (Name and password required) not working

Jeff Hall

macrumors regular
Original poster
Apr 10, 2006
100
0
I've selected System Preferences -> Users & Groups -> Display login window as: Name and password, but when my iMac boots, the login window displays both of the accounts I have created as being selectable. One account is an admin account, the other is not.

Is this a known issue? I would like to require both a name and password anytime the user has to login (from a cold or warm boot, or upon logging out). This seems to work properly when I log out of an account.

Thanks.
 

NoBoMac

Moderator
Staff member
Jul 1, 2014
2,472
888
FileVault maybe turned on? Boot screen is the list of accounts when FileVault is on. Name password will login screen once disk is decrypted.
 

Jeff Hall

macrumors regular
Original poster
Apr 10, 2006
100
0
FileVault maybe turned on? Boot screen is the list of accounts when FileVault is on. Name password will login screen once disk is decrypted.
Yes, I did turn FileVault on. So having FileVault enabled comes with a trade-off of a less secure login screen after a cold/warm boot?
 

Jeff Hall

macrumors regular
Original poster
Apr 10, 2006
100
0
How exactly is your iMac less secure? The FileVault password is still needed to decrypt the hard drive of the account created under it.
I want the account names hidden at the login screen. It's more information for an attacker to have at the terminal.
 

BasicGreatGuy

Contributor
Sep 21, 2012
11,681
10,711
In the middle of several books.
I want the account names hidden at the login screen. It's more information for an attacker to have at the terminal.
The only partial work around I have found is...

Preferences > Users > Login Options > Name and Password.

And in order for this to display like you want, you have to log out of the account each time you are away from the computer. Afterwards, you are met with the Name and Password screen.

Boot up is still the same.
 

Jeff Hall

macrumors regular
Original poster
Apr 10, 2006
100
0
Yeah this looks like it's something Apple may need to correct in a future update. Thanks for the replies!
 

hzc71

macrumors newbie
Sep 12, 2008
26
1
Out of curiosity, is there any source of information, from Apple or otherwise, that could give any sort of clue as to why FileVault being enabled should affect whether the ability of the OS to display a blank username & password input screen as opposed to having to display the users? It just doesn't seem to be a logic tradeoff.