Hide A Specific User Account In OS X With This Terminal Command

Hide a Specific User Account in OS X With This Terminal Command

Mac: It's rare, but if you ever want to hide a user account from OS X's menu -- maybe for added security or to avoid confusing novice users -- this terminal command will do the trick.

In Yosemite, open Terminal and run the following command, replacing hiddenuser with the account you want to hide:

sudo dscl . create /Users/hiddenuser IsHidden 1

When you reboot, that hidden user won't show up as a choice. In older versions of OS X, you'll need a few extra steps, which you can find at the link below.

How to hide a user account in OS X [Apple via OS X Daily]


    OR.... just go to "accounts" in System Prefs, click login options and change from "List of Users" to "Name and Password"

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