How to allow a photo password on a Standard account?


  1. Posts : 272
    Windows 10 Home 21H2
       #1

    How to allow a photo password on a Standard account?


    On one of my laptops, the "Kids" Standard account user can choose to enter a photo password.

    On a different laptop, the "photo" option is not available, and in fact is not mentioned or shown.

    I have Windows 10 Pro on both laptops. My account has Admin privileges.

    How do I allow a Standard account to use a photo password?

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 4,550
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    I just test standard user account it has option for picture password.
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  3. Posts : 25,054
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    OldGrantonian said:
    ...On a different laptop, the "photo" option is not available...
    I have Windows 10 Pro on both laptops....
    Pro or Home, it should by default be available for any user, standard or admin. There is a Group Policy that can disable picture passwords, see if it has been enabled.


    While this policy is suppose to only affect domain users, it appears that there is a bug causing this policy to actually affect all users on the PC whether the PC is joined to a domain or not.
    Disable Domain Users to Sign in with Picture Password to Windows 10


    ,... and in fact is not mentioned or shown.
    What options are shown in Accounts > Sign in options? I see Windows Hello Face, Windows Hello Fingerprint. Windows Hello PIN, Security Key, Password, and Picture Password. Some say 'currently unavailable' (eg, no fingerprint reader) but they should be listed none the less.
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  4. Posts : 272
    Windows 10 Home 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Problem solved. Thanks.

    Bree said:
    There is a Group Policy that can disable picture passwords, see if it has been enabled.
    It was set to "Not Configured"

    I changed it to "Enabled".
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