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Creation of "Other..." Account

349 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 8, 2006 12:42 PM by Wade Peeler RSS
Bufori Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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Jun 8, 2006 12:42 AM
For some reason, there is a new account at the login window, and it is called "Other..."
It has a network image next to it. When I click on it, I need to type in a username and password, and all existing ones work. Regardless, when I log in to my usual account and go to system preferences, this new account isn't listed under the accounts tab.
How do I get rid of it?

PowerBook 15" G4, iMac 20" Core Duo 2.0 GHz 1.5GB RAM, iMac G5 2.1 GHz 512MB RAM Mac OS X (10.4.6)
PowerBook 15" G4, iMac 20" Core Duo 2.0 GHz 1.5GB RAM, iMac G5 2.1 GHz 512MB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,025 points)
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    Jun 8, 2006 1:11 AM (in response to Bufori)
    There's no real need to get rid of it. It does no harm. However, if you must, then open the Directory Access application in your Utilities folder and uncheck the NetInfo item in the list. Quit DA and restart. That should remove the Other login option.

    Alternatively, open the Accounts preferences and click on the lock icon to authenticate. Click on Login Options. Change the login display option from List of Users to Name and Password.
    QS 1.33 GHz & 867 MHz; TiPB 667 & 1G; 512 MB & 1GB RAM; Orig. G3 PB; 20 GB & 5 GB iPods; AEBS;, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 30 GB iPod Video (Black); MacBook Pro 2 Ghz
  • John Child Level 4 Level 4 (1,345 points)
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    Jun 8, 2006 1:27 AM (in response to Bufori)
    Hi Bufori,

    User "Other" is normal. All it does is get to a username and password prompt, as you discovered. It allows logging in as, for example, root, the master user, even though root is never shown on the login screen with "normal" user accounts.

    There isn't a mystery account on your system. No reason to worry.

    John
    20" iMac 2 ghz core duo / 2 gb / 250 gb, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,025 points)
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    Jun 8, 2006 12:38 PM (in response to Bufori)
    I don't know. Perhaps you did a system upgrade, perhaps it was there before and you just didn't notice it, or maybe just one of those mysteries that will forever remain a mystery.

    In any event apparently you've resolved the issue to your satisfaction, and that's what counts. Sometimes the cause of a problem remains unknown.
    QS 1.33 GHz & 867 MHz; TiPB 667 & 1G; 512 MB & 1GB RAM; Orig. G3 PB; 20 GB & 5 GB iPods; AEBS;, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 30 GB iPod Video (Black); MacBook Pro 2 Ghz
  • Wade Peeler Level 6 Level 6 (10,905 points)
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    Jun 8, 2006 12:42 PM (in response to Kappy)
    On my iMac at least, the Other account appears on the login window if I enable the root user...
    20" ALS G5 iMac 2.0GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.6)

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