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Change your short username
Authored by: trevbuck on Apr 28, '03 07:23:24AM

Hey dudes
I changed my Father in laws shortname on his Titanium with
mixed success ... he still gets an annoying request for a
username & password everytime he checks his mail...other than problems...

I used the following method I found somewhere on these

First, double click on your hard drive, then Get Info on the /
Users folder. Click on the drop down arrow next to 'Ownership
& Permissions' Change the owner from System to your user
name. Enter your Administrator password in the dialog box.
Now double click on the Users folder. Click on your home
folder's name to highlight it. Change its name from your
current short name to your desired short name (lower case, no
spaces, 8 characters or less). Now go back to the Get Info
window on /Users and change the owner back to System.

Next, launch /Applications/Utilities/NetInfo Manager , click on
users in the middle pane, then click on your short user name in
the right pane. Click on the little lock button at the bottom of
the window and enter your Administrator password in the
dialog box. You want to change two items in the bottom pane:
name -- change from 'oldname' to 'newname'
home -- change from /Users/oldname to /Users/newname

In all cases, the three should agree (name & home in NetInfo
Manager, and your home folder in the Finder) -- they should all
bear the same name for the short user name.
That should do it. Click the lock again and quit NetInfo
Manager. Log out of the Finder and then log back in.

( I then had to log in as root & make it an admin account)

any ideas how I could get the annoying mail password request
from coming up?
(I'm thinking I should have changed every reference to his old
name to the new name in " Netinfo manager"...not just " name
" and " home")


Trev Buckenara

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Change your short username
Authored by: barnabas on Mar 16, '04 09:26:37AM

Did you rename your ~Library/Keychains/oldname file? Then run the Keychain Tool and add the new file to your keychains. Make the new file your default keychain, and remove the old one.

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