password prompt disable on startup

stuartrozier

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Hello,

Ive been wanting to use a password on my mac, for when i leave the room, screensaver comes on which is good and it requires a password to access the desktop again, which is good.

but i want to disable the password for when i first turn the mac on, i want it to load straight into the desktop without requiring a password, is this possible ?

Many thanks,

Stuart
 

stuartrozier

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System Preferences / Security and Privacy / General.

Uncheck "Disable automatic login".
Thanks for this, this is definitely UNchecked already.

the problem I'm having is,

i want their to be a password when I'm away from from the computer, so when screensaver starts, when i return, a password is required.

but at the same time, when i turn the comp on from being shutdown all night, i want it to load straight into my user ...

is this possible do you think ?

many thanks in advance
 

Bruno09

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I just checked again that with this setup :

UNchecked : "Disable automatic login", and :

Checked : "Require password" = Immediatly after sleep or screen saver begins"

the behavior is exactly what you are after.

---> check "Disable automatic login", then uncheck it so that you will have to enter your password.


Other way : System Preferences / Users and groups / Options : "Automatic login", select your username.
 
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stuartrozier

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I just checked again that with this setup :

UNchecked : "Disable automatic login", and :

Checked : "Require password" = Immediatly after sleep or screen saver begins"

the behavior is exactly what you are after.

---> check "Disable automatic login", then uncheck it so that you will have to enter your password.


Other way : System Preferences / Users and groups / Options : "Automatic login", select your username.

hi, sorry for late reply, i had to test what wed discussed - but alas, no joy :(

i have all the settings correctly, so i took a snap shot of my comp when it wakes from a scheduled startup ...
 

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Bruno09

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I have just tested again and it does work for me, even when it wakes from a scheduled startup.

I am on Mavericks 10.9.5

What OS are you running ?
 

brentmore

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hi, sorry for late reply, i had to test what wed discussed - but alas, no joy :(

i have all the settings correctly, so i took a snap shot of my comp when it wakes from a scheduled startup ...
Is FV enabled? If so, it will prevent you from automatic logins.
 

b0fh666

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what's the point of this setup, as it would offer zero security anyway? just disable all passwords, would be the same.
 

stuartrozier

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what's the point of this setup, as it would offer zero security anyway? just disable all passwords, would be the same.
just stops prying eyes when i leave the room -

but would like instant access when i start up from boot.
 

m4v3r1ck

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So a hard reset (on-off button) will reboot your Mac with NO password, useless! Just use the password on boot option and just type it. Best option.

Cheers
 
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