Accounts Enable or Disable Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 11

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To help secure your PC, Windows requires users to sign in on wakeup from sleep, hibernate, or resuming from Modern Standby (if supported) by default.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable to require sign-in on wakeup from sleep, hibernate, or Modern Standby for all users in Windows 11.


You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable require sign-in on wakeup.



Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup from Modern Standby in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup from Modern Standby using REG file
  • Option Three: Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup from Sleep or Hibernate in Settings
  • Option Four: Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup from Sleep or Hibernate using Command
  • Option Five: Enable or Disable Require Sign-in on Wakeup from Sleep or Hibernate in Local Group Policy Editor
  • Option Six: Enable or Disable Require Sign-in on Wakeup from Sleep or Hibernate using REG file


EXAMPLE: Windows 11 sign-in screen
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OPTION ONE

Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup from Modern Standby in Settings


This option is only available if your device supports Modern Standby.


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Accounts on the left side, and click/tap on Sign-in options on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Require_sign-in_on_wakeup_Settings-1.png

3 Select Never, Every Time (default), 1 minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes, or 15 minutes for what you want in the If you've been away, when should Windows require you to sign in again? drop menu. (see screenshot below)

Require_sign-in_on_wakeup_Settings-3.png

4 You can now close Settings if you like.





OPTION TWO

Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup from Modern Standby using REG file


This option is only available if your device supports Modern Standby.


1 Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below you want.

Require_sign-in_on_resume_Modern_Standby_Never


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"DelayLockInterval"=dword:ffffffff

Require_sign-in_on_resume_Modern_Standby_Every_Time (default)​


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"DelayLockInterval"=dword:00000000

Require_sign-in_on_resume_Modern_Standby_in_1_minute


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"DelayLockInterval"=dword:0000003c

Require_sign-in_on_resume_Modern_Standby_in_3_minutes


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"DelayLockInterval"=dword:000000b4

Require_sign-in_on_resume_Modern_Standby_in_5_minutes


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"DelayLockInterval"=dword:0000012c

Require_sign-in_on_resume_Modern_Standby_in_15_minutes


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"DelayLockInterval"=dword:00000384

2 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

3 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

4 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

5 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.





OPTION THREE

Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup from Sleep or Hibernate in Settings


This option is only available if your device does not support Modern Standby.

This option will only change the require sign-in on wakeup setting in the active power plan, and for all users that use the same power plan.


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Accounts on the left side, and click/tap on Sign-in options on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Require_sign-in_on_wakeup_Settings-1.png

3 Select Never or When PC wakes up from sleep (default) for what you want in the If you've been away, when should Windows require you to sign in again? drop menu. (see screenshot below)

Require_sign-in_on_wakeup_Settings-2.png

4 You can now close Settings if you like.





OPTION FOUR

Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup from Sleep or Hibernate using Command


This option is only available if your device does not support Modern Standby.

This option will only change the require sign-in on wakeup setting in the active power plan, and for all users that use the same power plan.


1 Open an elevated Windows Terminal, and select Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell.

2 Do step 3 (on) or step 4 (off) for what you would like to do.


 3. Turn On Require Sign-in on Wakeup to "When PC wakes up from sleep"

This is the default setting.


A) Copy and paste the command(s) below you want to use into the elevated terminal, and press Enter. You can close Windows Terminal when finished. (see screenshot below)

(On battery (if available) )​
powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 1


(Plugged in)​
powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 1

Require_sign-in_on_wakeup_command-1.png


 4. Turn Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup to "Never"

A) Copy and paste the command(s) below you want to use into the elevated terminal, and press Enter. You can close Windows Terminal when finished. (see screenshot below)

(On battery (if available) )​
powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 0


(Plugged in)​
powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 0

Require_sign-in_on_wakeup_command-2.png





OPTION FIVE

Enable or Disable Require Sign-in on Wakeup from Sleep or Hibernate in Local Group Policy Editor


This option has no effect on Option One and Option Two.

If you enable or disable require password on wakeup using this option, it will override Option Three and Option Four.

The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 11 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Six for the same policy.


1 Open the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).

2 Navigate to the registry key location below in the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Power Management\Sleep Settings

Require_sign-in_on_wakeup_gpedit-1.png

3 Do step 4 (Not configured), step 5 (Enabled), step 6 (Disabled) below for what you would like to do.


 4. To Set Require Sign-in on Wakeup to Not Configured

This is the default setting.


A) In the right pane of Sleep Settings in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Require a password when a computer wakes (plugged in) policy to edit it. (see screenshot below step 2)

B) Select (dot) Not Configured, and click/tap on OK. (see left screenshot below)

C) In the right pane of Sleep Settings in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Require a password when a computer wakes (on battery) policy to edit it. (see screenshot below step 2)

D) Select (dot) Not Configured, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see right screenshot)

Require_sign-in_on_wakeup_gpedit-2.png
Require_sign-in_on_wakeup_gpedit-5.png



 5. To Enable Require Sign-in on Wakeup for All Users

A) In the right pane of Sleep Settings in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Require a password when a computer wakes (plugged in) policy to edit it. (see screenshot below step 2)

B) Select (dot) Enabled, and click/tap on OK. (see left screenshot below)

C) In the right pane of Sleep Settings in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Require a password when a computer wakes (on battery) policy to edit it. (see screenshot below step 2)

D) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see right screenshot below)

Require_sign-in_on_wakeup_gpedit-3.png
Require_sign-in_on_wakeup_gpedit-6.png



 6. To Disable Require Sign-in on Wakeup for All Users

A) In the right pane of Sleep Settings in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Require a password when a computer wakes (plugged in) policy to edit it. (see screenshot below step 2)

B) Select (dot) Disabled, and click/tap on OK. (see left screenshot below)

C) In the right pane of Sleep Settings in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Require a password when a computer wakes (on battery) policy to edit it. (see screenshot below step 2)

D) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see right screenshot below)

Require_sign-in_on_wakeup_gpedit-4.png
Require_sign-in_on_wakeup_gpedit-7.png


7 When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.





OPTION SIX

Enable or Disable Require Sign-in on Wakeup from Sleep or Hibernate using REG file


This option has no effect on Option One and Option Two.

If you enable or disable require password on wakeup using this option, it will override Option Three and Option Four.


1 Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below you want.

Not_Configured_require_password_on_wakeup (default)​


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\0e796bdb-100d-47d6-a2d5-f7d2daa51f51]
"DCSettingIndex"=-
"ACSettingIndex"=-

Enable_require_password_on_wakeup


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\0e796bdb-100d-47d6-a2d5-f7d2daa51f51]
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000001
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000001

Disable_require_password_on_wakeup


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\0e796bdb-100d-47d6-a2d5-f7d2daa51f51]
"DCSettingIndex"=dword:00000000
"ACSettingIndex"=dword:00000000

2 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

3 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

4 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

5 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink

 

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