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Pssst.... Over Here... (Auto Login)

There are a couple of ways to achieve automatic login of Made2Manage. However, I first want to say that I think this is a bad idea and I don’t allow this at my company for security reasons.

The simplest method is to make your M2M user name match your active directory user name. I haven’t done this in quite some time, but I do believe it still works. The problem with this was recently pointed out by one of my readers because his AD name is longer than what M2M allows for a user name. Therefore, he can’t auto login because they don’t match.

However, there is another alternative (that once again I don’t suggest) in this case. Navigate to your M2MWin.ini file and open it in Notepad. You can find it in your C:\windows\ directory. When you do so, you will notice a list of settings for M2M. Down the list you will find a section called [System]. Below that enter the following:

Username = User
Password = pass

Of course, you would substitute your user name and password for those entries and do not include quotes. This should allow you to log in to M2M on that computer automatically.

In my opinion, the only valid use of auto login is for computers that are in a locked room. A good example be an executive at your company who uses M2M infrequently and forgets his password.

What do you folks think? Do you know of other clever uses for the M2MWin.ini file?

4 comments to Pssst…. Over Here… (Auto Login)

  • Stephen

    From one of the readme files I’ve read as part of our recent upgrade to 5.60, the M2M user name only needs to match the first 10 characters of the user’s network login. 🙂

  • Bans

    How do you stop the auto logn in M2M?

  • Bans, unfortunately there isn’t a way to stop it. Change request #083506 addresses this. This problem is fixed in version 6.0, but those on previous versions will need to change either the network login or the M2M login. There’s no other way around it.

  • Marcellus Guerin

    Thanks man! Works for our company. We need it because apparently some higher ups don’t want majority of the casual users to get a hold of the password.

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