Postgres account user on mac still shows up on log in

 

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I am a Mac user and uninstalled PostBooks completely. I also deleted the "PostGres" account as a user from the Systems Account Preferences. The problem I am having is that the user account still shows up on the opening log in menu. What can I do to fix this?

 
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Ditto here

I'm having the same issue. I also installed Xtuple on a mac at home that I'll probably use for running Xtuple Postbooks with a new online business I'm trying to start. But I haven't uninstalled anything on that machine like I did here at the day job.

Have you also checked your user accounts in System Preferences? Here at the office I'm running an older G5 with 10.4.11 and when I go to UserAccounts it shows NOTHING.... just a totally blank window with no user data, which I'm assuming might have something to do with the Postgre user our machines are showing at login.

Jeffrey

 
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another place to look

Hello,

I don't know how familiar you are with the command line, but Mac OS X has a command line tool called `dscl`. It stands for directory services command line. Using this tool gives you a better idea of the users on the machine. If you issue the command `dscl` from the command line and then `cd /Local/Default/Users` in the dscl shell you should see a list of users. After you are in that directory, type `ls`. This will list the contents of that node. Is postgres listed as a user there? You can delete it from here, but just be careful you don't delete anything you don't want to. Deleting the root, nobody or other accounts can have very serious consequences.

-Alex

 
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Thanks for the

Thanks for the information.

Postgres does not show up in the list within the command line, but does show up when turning on the machine, so this issue is still unresolved. Any other suggestions?

 
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another try

You can specify what accounts you want hidden in the loginwindow.plist.

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow HiddenUsersList -array username1 username2 ...

 
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A user found this helpful

A user found this helpful post on EnterpriseDB's site today (thanks Tim):

http://forums.enterprisedb.com/posts/list/1832.page