Log in to your Mac with your Cloud Password

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Cloud Login at the Login Window

XCreds supercharges your Mac login window. Use your Azure, Google Cloud, Okta or any OpenID Connect password to log in to your Mac. XCreds verifies the password with your identity provider and saves the tokens to the user keychain for validation that the cloud password is in sync with the local password. Perfect.

New Account Creation

Brand new Mac? No worries! XCreds will provision the user account, home directory and all that you need for first log in. All you need to do is log in. If WiFi is not set up, XCreds allows you to select a wireless network for that first connection. Easy as that.

Easy Configuration

XCreds uses configuration profiles for all settings. Create the configuration profile using Profile Creator and drop it into your MDM. Done.

Offline Access

Getting on a plane and no WiFi but still need to log in? Want to log in as a local user or an admin account? XCreds can easily switch to the standard macOS Login Window. Just like that.

Password Syncing

XCreds works by keeping your local Mac password in sync with your Identity Provider password. If you use Azure or Google or another identity provider, XCreds will make sure the password is the same. XCreds runs in the background and checks if the cloud password has been changed. If it detects the password has changed, it prompts to log in to the cloud provider and updates the local password and the keychain password automatically.

See It In Action

XCreds Features

  • Login Window log in to OIDC provider
  • Support for Azure, Google Cloud, Okta and any OIDC provider
  • Initial account provisioning
  • WiFi Login Window configuration
  • Restart and shutdown from Login Window
  • Profile manifest available for easy configuration
  • Local password update with IdP password
  • Prompt for IdP password when changed
  • Login Keychain password updating
  • Customizable preferences
  • Easy deployment
  • Uses OpenID Connect
  • Attractive and pleasing menu icon
  • Easy configuration with profile / MDM
  • Profile Manifest for Profile Creator Support
  • Two-Factor and Multi-Factor support
  • Small Organization
  • $99
  • Per Organization Per Year
  • ✓ Can be installed on up to 33 Macs (or add more!)
    ✓ 1 year basic support

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  • Business and Government
  • $3
  • Per Client Mac Per Year
  • ✓ For large organizations and government
    ✓ Minimum 500 client Macs
    ✓ 1 year premium support

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Open Source

XCreds is open source software so you can deploy it to all your Macs, audit the code, make changes, and know that it will be around when you need it. If you need support for your organization, there is a public Slack channel on MacAdmins Slack.

Reduce Support Costs

When the local password is different from cloud passwords, it can drive up support costs. Using XCreds, any change in the cloud password is detected and the local password is updated along with the login keychain.

System Requirements

  • Current Version: XCreds 3.0 (history)
  • Intel-based or Apple Silicon Mac
  • macOS 12 (Monterey) or macOS 13 (Ventura)

XCreds News & Tips


Resetting XCreds Authentication DB

April 26, 2023
When doing a macOS migration, reinstall, or for resolving issues, it is sometimes beneficial to reset the authentication database back to factory default. The authentication…
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