How to add password to Single User Mode?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by telegix, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. telegix macrumors member

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    I'm wondering if there is a way for the bootup single user mode (APPLE+S) to have a user name and password.. I think it's a security risk if it dosen't have one.. Though, I wouldn't want to disable it complety as it's very useful..
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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  3. emw macrumors G4

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    Does the Open Firmware Password do the same thing?
     
  4. Poeben macrumors 6502

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    I think I already know the answer, but doesn't hurt to ask anyway right? I have enabled the OF password on my mac, but I would still like the ability to boot from SU mode on occasion. From the info I have found, the only way to do this is to change the firmware security settings and reboot. This is fine, but it seems like there should be a command you can type from within the firmware console to boot in SU mode. Mr. Google has let me down on this quest so far.
     
  5. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    You can't...OF passwords disables cmd+s.

    http://archive.macosxlabs.org/documentation/firmware_security/details/details.html
     
  6. Poeben macrumors 6502

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    I am aware that the OF password prevents the key snags, but I would think that there should be some argument to 'mac-boot' or something within OF that would allow single-user mode after entering the OF password.
     

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