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Archived - Mac OS X v10.6: Clients bound to Active Directory may not be able to dismiss screen saver using Active Directory credentials

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Symptoms

When bound to Active Directory, Mac OS X v10.6 clients may not accept Active Directory credentials to dismiss the screen saver if it requires a password (that is, if "Require password to wake this computer from sleep or screen saver" is enabled in the Security preferences pane).  This article provides a workaround.

Resolution

  1. From the Go menu choose Go to Folder
  2. Type /etc
  3. Click Go
  4. Open the file named "authorization" in a text editor
  5. Find the following text in the "system.login.screensaver” entry:
    <string>The owner or any administrator can unlock the screensaver.</string>
     
  6. Change it to this:
    <string>(Use SecurityAgent.) The owner or any administrator can unlock the screensaver.</string>
  7. Save the file
Last Modified: Mar 19, 2014
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