SL password issues, please help...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MadMacxxx, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. MadMacxxx macrumors 6502a

    MadMacxxx

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    When I'm using my STANDARD account, I'm entering my ADMIN account name and password (when prompted) %100 right and my mac's telling me that I've entered the name or password wrong. What gives? Whats going on? For example, when I want to change a security setting in System Preferences and snow leopard prompts me to enter my Admin name/password.....it continues to say its wrong; i know its right.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Does System Preferences show the account as Admin?
     
  3. MadMacxxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it shows the Admin account as an 'admin,' and my standard account as 'standard.' So all is correct there...
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  5. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    he said 100% correct :p well maybe repair permissions will do
     
  6. MadMacxxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have Cocktail for mac but a snow leopard version isn't out yet, so I'll repair permissions with Disk Utility for now. Yes, it's been restarted a few times since upgrading to SL. No caps lock on, I'm entering it correct. When I log out of my standard account and into my Admin account, I'm typing the same name and password that SL is denying when I'm in my standard account trying to do something that requires admin permission...so I know its the right name/password, just dont know why it keeps denying it in my standard account.
    let's see...
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Some of the questions may seem basic, but, I've seen it happen here.
     

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