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Log in screen has group named "other"

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Mar 8, 2012 4:49 PM

The Log in screen has a group named "other"

I do not know where this is from

who ever has password can accress machine

In System Preferences this account does not show

Could it have secret Admin priviledges?

How can I remove it?

I think it should be impossible for a log in account to be hidden

iMac (24-inch Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,110 points)
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    Mar 8, 2012 4:53 PM (in response to Stephen Funck)

    I think you will find it is not actually an account. If you try clicking on it, it will open a dialog box with an empty user_id box and password box.

    Beige G3, G4/867, G4/dual 1.25 MDD, MacPro'09 w cheap SSD, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, and 9.2, 10.5 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter L
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,110 points)
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    Mar 8, 2012 5:47 PM (in response to Stephen Funck)

    At 10.7 login, I get a list of some of the many Users who can log in to my Mac, and "Other".


    When I click on Other, I get a login pane with an empty User_ID box, and an empty Password box. If I fill in a valid User_id and password, I log in. Otherwise, I get the head-shaking.

    Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
  • Dick M Level 3 Level 3 (685 points)
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    Mar 8, 2012 8:53 PM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)

    Not certain if I understand you completely.  This happens at startup logon screen?  If you put in a valid user or admin ID and password, you can log in to "Other"? 


    One possibility: Have you enabled "root" on your machine.  If so, disable it.  The how to do with below link.



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