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4/17/14
Original Poster
Doris Freeman

Auto login?

Hi
I am setting up a chromebook for an 84 year old woman. I'd like the chromebook to automatically login in to her account upon startup. Can this be done? If not can the password be saved so that she needs only hit the enter key to login in?
 
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Frank Tedesco
4/17/14
Frank Tedesco
Doris

Its been asked for many times.  But it is not possible.  Chrome OS does not allow for auto login, for the user's account security. There is no way to store the password and use a simple one-key entry.

Have a password that is easy to remember, meaningful, yet not so convoluted that a misstep would cause an error.  Changing passwords is done here: password  An example would be her name and birthday backwards, such as 91MarianneFaithful02  [1920, split and backwards]; note the use of upper and lower case too.  I am sure you both can find a happy medium.

best,
f
4/17/14
Original Poster
Doris Freeman
Hi Frank;
Thanks for that information. How reassuring that Google is so concerned with our security, unless that is they get an NSA request...
Joe Ellett
4/17/14
Joe Ellett
Doris, I think the words NSA and request are mutually incompatible.
Facca Chrome
6/2/14
Facca Chrome
I'm also looking for a way to automatically-login. It is a very very common question and probably everyone will now use the password 12345, just like on their luggage. But seriously though, not everyone is using ChromeOS to replace their PC, but just to stream netflix to TV and the "security" is such a hassle that I'm considering installing ubuntu and getting rid of chromeOs altogether.
Timothy Scheel
6/2/14
Timothy Scheel
If would be better to submit this feedback straight to the developers by either pressing ALT+SHIFT+I or selecting 'Report an issue' under the Chrome menu. This is just a user forum and the developers will not see this.

That said, it would go entirely against the design philosophy of Chrome OS to make it so you didn't have to use a password to access your encrypted information, so they are unlikely to make any kind of changes to that. If typing in a password is truly such a hassle, then yes installing Ubuntu would be the way to go.
Frank Tedesco
6/2/14
Frank Tedesco
Facca

See my original answer...

And using "12345" or "password" is just plain foolish.  Chromebooks offer unprecedented protection for you.  Anyone seeking to bypass that is 180 degrees from the design philosophy and the execution of that design.

You are free to install an alternate OS, bypassing Chrome OS and it's security.  Nothing is stopping you.  

But don't expect Chrome OS to suddenly subvert it's own design.  Not going to happen.  [Ferraris don't haul trailers...not in the design philosophy, or it's execution. People take the safety valve off the propane tank and use it as a torch also.  But you won't get anyone in here who understands what Chrome OS is to agree with you.]
lagagnon
6/3/14
lagagnon
On Monday, 2 June 2014 11:22:15 UTC-7, Facca Chrome wrote:
...but just to stream netflix to TV and the "security" is such a hassle that I'm considering installing ubuntu and getting rid of chromeOs altogether.

You can set up Ubuntu to autologin but you will still have to set up a root password and use it any time you wish to do maintenance or install a software package.

I really don't know what all the kerfuffle is all about - simply put your Chromebook to sleep all the time, charge it once in a while and you'll never have to enter the password except when you restart the machine or if you have the setting "Require Password to Awake from Sleep". Not a big hassle for a lot of security...

 
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