Screen Sharing won't work without a Password on Account??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nebulight, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. nebulight macrumors member

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    I just finished installing 10.5 and in the finder when I try to share a screen, I put in a user name, but the account doesn't have a password and it won't connect. I tried to add a password and then reconnect and it worked fine.

    My question, does the account HAVE to have a password in order to work? That kinda disappoints me as some members of the house don't want a password.
     
  2. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    I would sure hope that they don't allow access on accounts with no password.
     
  3. CANEHDN macrumors 6502a

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    That would be awful silly to allow access without passwords.
     
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    THAT would explain why my wife's MacBook won't let me screen share in Finder. The option doesn't even show up. But when I did it through iChat, which required user authentication, it worked fine.
     
  5. nebulight thread starter macrumors member

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    I guess I could always just go around to each computer and add an account with a password to enable me to get screen access.

    But I don't see how it would be foolish, you enable what you can do with screen sharing, so I don't really think it would be any different than remote desktop, which you CAN connect without a password.

    EDIT. I just created an account for sharing only, that way it won't confuse the non computer savvy people in the house at the login window ;)

    EDIT2. Well, that didn't work. Looks like it has to be an admin account. Lame
     

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