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How do you manage local admin account on Macs 08 Aug 2016 05:39 #2351

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Hi,

We are using LAPS to manage local admin password on our PC, however, could not find a solution on Mac.

Our goal is giving users (who request and agree with terms) 1 admin account with a random generated password.

Thanks,

How do you manage local admin account on Macs 06 Oct 2016 06:27 #2379

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Hey,

we use bash scripts to create local admins on OSX.
Also to hide them from the login screen.

Pretty straight forward task and works quite well.

best

How do you manage local admin account on Macs 28 Mar 2017 12:14 #2495

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Either use the script solution already suggested, or use CreateUserPKG ( itunes.apple.com/us/app/createuserpkg/id540673598?mt=12 ).

However - don't do what I did and create your user with uid 501 :oops: , that WILL create problems since it will clash with the default user created by macOS at setup. :unsure: :whistle:

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+1 to CreateUserPKG, we've been using it for years without issue. If we need to reset an account or remove it we follow it up with a scripted removal. It has served us well.

How do you manage local admin account on Macs 09 May 2017 16:50 #2545

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This would seem to be a very basic feature to be managed by Filewave.

How do you manage local admin account on Macs 10 May 2017 11:19 #2546

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How do you manage local admin account on Macs 10 May 2017 17:40 #2547

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Worked Great. Thanks! Will this also change the passwords of the local user?

How do you manage local admin account on Macs 10 May 2017 19:41 #2548

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techsupport@thekirk.org wrote: Worked Great. Thanks! Will this also change the passwords of the local user?

No idea, I haven't tried it - but I doubt it
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