MBP is asking for 2 different passwords on start up

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kulfon, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. Kulfon macrumors 6502

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    dear all,
    I do not know how I got there, but my MBP is asking for 2 different passwords when I start it. If it is hybetnated, there is only 1 password, but if I start it from off, I need 2 different passwords.
    Any way I can have just one?
     
  2. acorntoy macrumors 6502a

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    I've had the same, and I've always figured that the first one is to unencrypt the ssd because I have FileVault on, and then the next one is simply the log in password For the profile you've selected. I believe if I turn off FileVault it just asks me one password.

    Also- no matter how dark it is, the backlit keyboard will not turn on for the first password. But it will immediatly turn on after I enter the first password and it asks for the second.
     
  3. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000

    New_Mac_Smell

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    Is this setting turned on at all in your system preferences?

    Screen Shot 2017-01-25 at 00.45.27.jpg
     
  4. macrlz9 macrumors 6502

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    #4
    Change your admin password temporarily, restart. Change it back, restart.
     
  5. ManuCH macrumors 6502

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    Run the following from Terminal:

    Code:
    fdesetup sync
     
  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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  7. Kulfon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I turned file vault off and there is no problem anymore
     
  8. ManuCH macrumors 6502

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    Sure, the issue is caused by FileVault not being set up correctly due to some glitch. But turning it off is not a solution as your data is now unencrypted.

    You can try turning it on again and it likely won't happen anymore.
     

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