Mac OS X 10.5: Connecting to an AFP server as a different user

After making an authenticated connection to an AFP server in a Mac OS X "Connect to Server" dialog, then either being granted a Kerberos ticket to the AFP server or selecting the "Remember this password in my keychain" option, you may not be able to authenticate to that server via a different user account.

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To allow users to authenticate to a server from a different account

  • If a user has checked "Remember this password in my keychain", they will need to open Keychain Access (in /Applications/Utilities/), locate the keychain entry for that server, and delete it.


  • To permanently override Kerberos authentication in the Connect to Server dialog box, execute the following command in Terminal (in /Applications/Utilities/):

defaults write ShowAuthUI -bool YES


  •  In Mac OS X 10.5.3 and later, you can specify another username by including the name in the URL entered in Connect to Server. For example: "afp://" .
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