What's my mac username?

How do I find my Mac username?

Find your Mac username.

Looking for your Mac username? If you have forgotten your Mac username and cannot log in without it, please follow the steps below to find your username.

  1. Restart your Mac by pressing the Power button + Command + S at the same time
  2. When the command prompt appears, enter ls  /Users (lower case “L”)
  3. The computer will return a list of active users and usernames on the Mac

Use GateKeeper Proximity to auto-fill your Mac username and password with your key. GateKeeper Proximity tokens for hands-free 2FA login onto PCs, Macs, and websites is compatible with macOS 10.13 High Sierra and 10.14 Mojave. Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 are also compatible.

Do not install GateKeeper proximity software if you are using Catalina OS for Mac. To download GateKeeper Proximity software for macOS, click here.

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