Login to other users via Terminal or other method?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MrCheeto, May 27, 2011.

  1. MrCheeto macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2008
    I'm trying to log into the Guest account but it doesn't show up in the Fast User Switching list or Log In window.

    What other methods can I use to log in?

    The guest account is logged in! There are processes in Activity Monitor listed as Guest so it's still logged in and running.

    If I can get the saved passwords from Safari in the guest account today, I can go home now. Otherwise I will be stuck here for another week, so please help!

    I've already moved the Guest folder to another computer and logged into it and it shows the safari history and has a login.keychain file but it asks for a password to view it! Guest has a password??
  2. MrCheeto thread starter macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2008
    OK, I took a UNIX command and tried it, here are the results:

    I enter W and it lists:

    Guest console - 18:10 2:57 -
    Cheeto s000 - 20:41 - w

    This means that the user is still online!

    Then, I try to switch to Guest:

    Su - Guest
    su: Sorry

    What? Does Guest have a password? What's going on here??
  3. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    No, but you cannot use a null password in the Terminal. You would have to set up a password for the Guest user account in order to use the su command to operate as Guest.


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