I am seeing this issue with Macs running Sonoma and Connect 2.27.0. I am not sure if Connect is actually causing this but it is currently my prime suspect.
What is happening is this. The Mac boots up, asks for a PW to decrypt the drive and then opens to the Finder no problem. I can also log in using the Local Login option. If I then log out, it brings up Connect and I can log back in no problem.
But (you knew this was coming) if I lock the screen or put the machine to sleep from the Finder, when it wakes up and asks for a password, it will not accept whatever I enter. It acts like I'm entering the wrong password and I can't get past this and must reboot the machine to get back in.
Anyone else seeing this? I have't seen it on any of my machines before Sonoma.
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Another thread, you are not alone: https://community.jamf.com/t5/jamf-nation/sonoma-lock-screen-wont-take-correct-password/td-p/300345
We are experiencing the same issue at our organization. On some machines, the issue goes away on its own, but most of the systems in our environment are stuck with the problem. This issue occurs on managed and unmanaged computers with macOS Sonoma. I opened a ticket with Apple regarding this issue and spoke with an engineer last week. Apple is aware of the issue, and many organizations are complaining. They can replicate it in-house. The issue will be fixed in macOS Sonoma 14.2. I believe Apple released the beta on the developer channel. There isn't a mention of it fixing the issue, but the Apple engineer I spoke to assured me that it will be resolved with that update.
A few things the Apple engineer mentioned worked for some users:
1. Switch to a solid color wallpaper. (Didn't work for me)
2. Temporarily turn off the policy that forces a user to sign in with a password once the screen saver is triggered. (Not an option at our organization (HiEd and Medical)).