Sunday, November 7, 2010

How to Easily Enable Root in Snow Leopard

Make sure to choose a secure password. This requires an administrator account.

  1. Open Terminal.
  2. Type the following:
    sudo passwd root
  3. Enter your administrator password.
  4. Enter a new password for your root account.

This can also be done through an OS X utility called Directory Utility:
  1. Open Directory Utility, which can be found in the /System/Library/CoreServices/ folder.
  2. Click the lock and enter your administrator password.
  3. In the Edit menu, choose "Enable Root User".
  4. In the Edit menu you can also give the root account a new password by choosing "Change Root Password".


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