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Suppressing the Touch ID pop-up window with a profile on macOS Catalina

October 22, 2019 2 comments

Apple has introduced a number of pop-up windows over the years, which appear the first time you log into a Mac and sometimes also after OS updates. In 2016, Apple introduced one for Touch ID as part of introducing the Touch Bar.

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For a long time, the only way to suppress this window from appearing was by using the command shown below:

defaults write DidSeeTouchIDSetup -bool TRUE

However, as of macOS Catalina, it is possible to suppress the Touch ID pop up window using a profile. For more details, please see below the jump.

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