My Mac created a "Temporary account" without my permission

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by profmatt, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. profmatt macrumors 65816

    profmatt

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    I woke up this morning to see that my Mac had updated its OS and had apparently created a "Temporary account" with admin privileges. I've deleted the account.

    Anyone know anything about this?
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    What was the name of the account?
     
  3. profmatt thread starter macrumors 65816

    profmatt

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    It was called "Temporary account".

    I think I've solved the mystery. I set it up a few months ago. But I deleted it shortly afterwards. Somehow it came back to life when the OS updated itself.
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    It's a good idea to keep a secondary account for troubleshooting. That reminds me that I need to set one up again!
     

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