Started new rMBP first time, ran updates, now it asks for login pw...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by zeppo2, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. zeppo2, Feb 8, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2015

    zeppo2 macrumors member

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    Now, this the password was not a problem, because it turned out to be my iCloud password. But is this normal?

    In going through the set up, it asked me if I wanted to set up iCloud Keychain. So on the first prompt , I chose "Set up iCloud Keychain." But the next window said that to set up iCloud Keychain on the macbook, I would have to approve it from one of my other devices or use my iCloud Security Code" (I don't know what this is).

    The choices it prompted were:

    "Approve from another device"
    "Use iCloud Security Code"
    or
    "Set up later."

    So I chose "Set up later."

    The next window prompted me to decide if I wanted to:

    "Turn on FileVault disk encryption"
    and
    "Allow my iCloud account to unlock my disk"

    I unchecked the "Turn on FileVault" option, and this disabled the "Allow my iCloud..." option as uncheckmarked automatically.

    Then I clicked on Continue, and it beach balled for 20 minutes and then finally loaded the desktop.

    So I am wondering, if I didn't choose FileVault and I didn't choose to Set up iCloud Keychain, is it normal for my laptop to still require a login password?

    I did find the FireVault setting and it is not turned on.

    Thanks
    zeppo
     
  2. cruisin macrumors 6502a

    cruisin

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    Did you set a password when you were typing your username and choosing your profile picture? Either way you can hop into System Preferences > Users & Groups and setup a password, set to use your iCloud password, or remove it entirely.
     
  3. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    yes. It defaults to your iCloud password.

    Happened to me too
     
  4. zeppo2 thread starter macrumors member

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    No, I hadn't touched any settings yet. I guess it defaulted to it as miemonds says. Just seems odd to do so without warning.
     
  5. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    I guess they want you to have some kind of password, although it could have been clearer. You are essentially storing all your important passwords (keychain) and then you don't have a login password to stop anyone from opening up the keychain. So maybe that’s why the default to the iCloud password. Plus this allows them to say they tried to keep your keychain secret.

    In Windows 8, if you add a live/Microsoft account to add apps from the Microsoft store, it will try to convert your login to the new Microsoft account. There is a way to stop that, but its kind of hidden and feels like the scummy "addons" some apps install.
     
  6. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    to their defense i think there is a small checkbox that asks if you want to use your iCloud as your login information. when i returned my 13" and got a 15", i noticed it the second time around.
     

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