skip touch id set up on mac

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Hey folks, we have set up some Macs with new user accounts for staff in the office. But, a window for setting touch id is popping up while entering the account for the first time. And we don’t want our employees to set it up. anything can be done here to skip this setup?

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  • @aika, Thanks for reaching out to us.

    Yes, it is possible to skip the Touch ID configuration while logging into the user account for the first time. You can install the configuration profile given below on the devices to get it done. Thus, your employees will not have the option to configure Touch ID on the Setup Assistant.

    With the Deploy Custom Configuration policy, you can remotely deploy the profile to all your devices from the Hexnode portal.

    Hope this answers your query. Do reach out if you have any further queries.

    Evin Lee
    Hexnode UEM

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    I also have a similar case… I have created new users on a few macs from the portal. While joining the user account initially, there are some unnecessary steps like configuring Siri, displayed on the device. Are there any configuration profiles to disable these steps so that employees can start the devices more easily?

  • @pauel, Thanks for reaching out. We have got your back.

    Instead of the configuration profile, you can use the Setup Assistant policy on Hexnode to skip some initial setup procedures while logging into the user account for the first time in Mac. You can skip device setup options such as enabling Siri, configuring Apple ID, iCloud, the Data and Privacy window, and the option that allows the user to customize the look of the Mac. Here’s what you need to do:

    1. Navigate to Policy > macOS > Configurations > Setup Assistant on the Hexnode portal.
    2. Check the ‘Skip Siri setup’ option.
    3. Associate the policy with your macOS devices.

    Hope this helps.

    Evin Lee
    Hexnode UEM