Macports user on login screen after migration from old Mac to new Mac

Joshua Root jmr at
Sun Jul 31 15:48:35 UTC 2022

I don't know what 'macadmin' is. If you mean the 'macports' user, it should be as unprivileged as possible, and thus not a member of any groups other than its own.

TBH, the easiest fix is probably to delete the 'macports' user and group, and let them be recreated by the installer during step 2 of the Migration process.

- Josh

Murray Eisenberg wrote:

> As follow-up:
> What user group should macadmin belong to? During the migration I was asked whether to use a temporary something-or-other for macports user or else to make it part of the admin group. I did the latter.
> > On 31 Jul2022, at 11:01 AM, Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at  <>  <mailto:murrayeisenberg at  <>>> wrote:
> > 
> > On an iMac I was running MacPorts 2.7.2 under macOS Monterey 12.5. I used the macOS Migration Assistant to migrate Documents and Settings from a Time Machine backup of that iMac to a new Mac Studio, also running macOS 12.5.
> > 
> > Now at the login screen I show a user MacPorts, but I do not see such user listed when, in my admin account, I use System Preferences > Users & Groups.
> > 
> > What, if anything, should be done?

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