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macosx_gui_login (3) Versions 1.1.0

Login to Mac OS X GUI

cookbook 'macosx_gui_login', '~> 1.1.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'macosx_gui_login', '~> 1.1.0'
knife supermarket install macosx_gui_login
knife supermarket download macosx_gui_login
Quality 57%

Mac OS X GUI Login Cookbook

Cookbook Version
Build Status

This cookbook logs into Mac OS X GUI via AppleScript.


  • Chef 12 or higher (you can use Chef 11, but sensitive attribute won't work)


  • Mac OS X - Mountain Lion (10.8) or higher


Include cookbook as a dependency before calling macosx_gui_login resource.


  • run - Logs into GUI.


  • username (required) - Username to login as. Defaults to the name of the resource block.
  • password (required) - Password of user.
  • sensitive - Suppress logging stdout and stderr to Chef-client. Default: true.


Login as vagrant user:

macosx_gui_login 'login to vagrant user' do
  username 'vagrant'
  password 'vagrant'
  sensitive true
  action :run

ChefSpec Matchers

This cookbook includes custom ChefSpec matchers you can use to test
your own cookbooks.

Example Matcher Usage

expect(chef_run).to run_macosx_gui_login('login to vagrant user').with(
  username: 'vagrant',
  password: 'vagrant',
  sensitive: true

Cookbook Matchers

  • run_macosx_gui_login(resource_name)

Getting Help


Please refer to CONTRIBUTING.


MIT - see the accompanying LICENSE
file for details.



  • Add sensitive attribute


  • Fix #1 Login password is not suppressed in logs


  • Initial release

Collaborator Number Metric

1.1.0 failed this metric

Failure: Cookbook has 0 collaborators. A cookbook must have at least 2 collaborators to pass this metric.

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1.1.0 failed this metric

FC066: Ensure chef_version is set in metadata: macosx_gui_login/metadata.rb:1
Run with Foodcritic Version 16.3.0 with tags metadata,correctness ~FC031 ~FC045 and failure tags any

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1.1.0 passed this metric

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