Guest sign-in only but never had a password.

Started 4 months ago | Questions thread
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Re: Guest sign-in only but never had a password.

Tom_N wrote:

Are you sure that you didn't select "Display login window as (*) Name and password" in the Login Options section of Users & Groups Preferences?

If you did this, the login screen would not display any names at all – not even the Guest name. It would expect you to enter a user name and password. The user name would not be the long one displayed here (e.g., "Thomas Newton"). It would be the short one that you see when you do a "ls /Users" from the single-user startup shell prompt.

But you would be able to log in to your administrator account (it would still be there) – and once in, you could go into Users & Groups Preferences, click on the lock icon to authenticate, then change the preferences in Login Items back to "List of users" if that was what you preferred.

Hmm... what happens when a standard user account is created with the name Guest? That might be what occurred.

Not that it's relevant here, but Linux Mint apparently stole the idea of guest login account.

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