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Mavericks autologin using CLI #620760 08/05/14 03:06 PM
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I run a classroom full of Macs. I deploy all my software via the network, and part of the configuration process is to turn on automatic login. With OS X versions prior to Mavericks, it was sufficient to add the 'autoLoginUser' key with an appropriate value to the /Libarary/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow.plist file. With Mavericks, I don't know what additional settings need to be made. I've observed the plist file before/after turning on automatic login in the System Preferences GUI, and nothing additional besides the autoLoginUser key is added, so it seems that some other configuration file is changed, too. Does anyone know what else needs to be toggled to turn on automatic login in Mavericks via the command line (not the GUI, I want to automate this)?

Thanks!

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Re: Mavericks autologin using CLI [Re: Peter Schwenk] #620761 08/05/14 03:23 PM
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Just in case anyone sees this post. It turns out that I forgot a crucial step. It has nothing to do with Mavericks. The saved password file (/etc/kcpassword) needs to be copied over to the computers before automatic login works.


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