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comment How to re-enable grayed-out “Require password to wake this computer from sleep or screen saver” option on Mac OS X?
It may prevent goating, but does nothing to stop anyone with physical access to the laptop. At best it gives a false sense of security, at worst it provides ample opportunity for shoulder surfing, as I have to enter my password every time I open the laptop, e.g., on the train.
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revised How to re-enable grayed-out “Require password to wake this computer from sleep or screen saver” option on Mac OS X?
added something I tried
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comment How to re-enable grayed-out “Require password to wake this computer from sleep or screen saver” option on Mac OS X?
Directory Utility shows that the Mac is bound to an Active Directory domain; however, under the Services tab, Active Directory is not enabled. Editing ~/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.screensaver._blahblah_.plist does indeed clear the checkbox, but just cosmetically: the Mac still asks for password after sleep, and resets the checkbox at that point. There is no plist for screensaver in the User Template directory.
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comment How to re-enable grayed-out “Require password to wake this computer from sleep or screen saver” option on Mac OS X?
@Josh: It's probably my local IT department's doing; I've added some info about Managed Client above.
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revised How to re-enable grayed-out “Require password to wake this computer from sleep or screen saver” option on Mac OS X?
managed client
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comment How to re-enable grayed-out “Require password to wake this computer from sleep or screen saver” option on Mac OS X?
@Josh: I just created a new admin “johndoe” account for testing, and the checkbox was grayed out for that account as well. My account is an admin account as well. There are no other users logged in
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