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KB-4054: How to disable automatic login when FileVault is enabled

Centrify Identity Service, Mac Edition ,  

12 April,16 at 11:20 AM

Applies To:

Centrify for Mac

 
This information is provided for convenience purposes only to Centrify Customers - the original document is available from Apple Support at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5989
 

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How to disable automatic login when FileVault is enabled – OS X Mavericks
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OS X Mavericks lets you disable automatic login when FileVault is enabled using one of the methods described below. When automatic login is disabled, a user must enter a login password or smart card PIN to login to the computer after unlocking a FileVault protected disk.

When disabling automatic login, two passwords are required while starting up:
  • One password is needed to unlock the disk at the EFI Login Window.
  • Another password is needed to log in at the regular Login Window.
These passwords can be the same if you are logging in as the user who unlocked the disk.


Use the following Terminal command to disable automatic login when FileVault is enabled:

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow DisableFDEAutoLogin -bool YES



Use the following command to allow automatic login when FileVault is enabled:

sudo defaults delete /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow DisableFDEAutoLogin

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