Set login window settings


Computer Configuration > Policies > Centrify Settings > Mac OS X Settings > Accounts > Set login window settings


Configure the Login Options on a computer. If you enable this policy, you can configure the Login Window to:

  • Display a text string as a login banner. The Banner you specify is displayed when the user is prompted to log on.
  • Display a List of Users or a Name and Password field. Displaying the Name and Password requires users to provide their account name and password, and is more secure than displaying a list of user names.
  • Show the Restart, Sleep, and Shut Down buttons.
  • Show the Input menu in the login window to allow users to change the current Keyboard Layout.
  • Show password hints in the login window.
  • Use VoiceOver at the login window.
  • Enable fast user switching.
  • Display the HostName, IP Address, and OS X or macOS Version. Users need to click the clock in the top right corner to view each field.
  • Disable reopening applications when logging back in. Check this to always uncheck the Reopen Windows when logging back in checkbox at logout, restart, or shutdown.
  • Hide all Local Users with a UID less than 500.
  • Enabling the options in this group policy is the same as clicking Login Options in the Accounts system preference and setting the corresponding login window options.

Note:   This policy does not impact lock screens. It only impacts the login window.

Note:   If you click Enable Fast User Switching, this setting does not take effect until the Login Options in the Accounts system preference is opened manually by a user on the local host. This step is required to display the list of users in the upper-right corner of the menu bar. After users log on, the user's full name, short name, or icon identifier is displayed in the menu bar. If you want to change how users are displayed in the menu, you also must do so manually from the Login Options in the Accounts system preference.

Once enabled, this group policy takes effect when users log out and log back in or when the computer is rebooted.