Login Options (Name and password required) not working

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  1. Jeff Hall macrumors regular

    Jeff Hall

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    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.
     
  2. NoBoMac macrumors 6502a

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    FileVault maybe turned on? Boot screen is the list of accounts when FileVault is on. Name password will login screen once disk is decrypted.
     
  3. Jeff Hall thread starter macrumors regular

    Jeff Hall

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    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?
     
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    How exactly is your iMac less secure? The FileVault password is still needed to decrypt the hard drive of the account created under it.
     
  5. Jeff Hall thread starter macrumors regular

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    I want the account names hidden at the login screen. It's more information for an attacker to have at the terminal.
     
  6. BasicGreatGuy, Jan 21, 2015
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    Edited because my memory was incorrect with initial reply.

    Doesn't look like you can do what you want with FileVault2 on.
     
  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    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.
     
  8. Jeff Hall thread starter macrumors regular

    Jeff Hall

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    Yeah this looks like it's something Apple may need to correct in a future update. Thanks for the replies!
     
  9. hzc71 macrumors newbie

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    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.
     

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