Root Account

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Caspa, May 5, 2003.

  1. Caspa macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2003
    As far as i know there is a root account in OS X .2, yes? If so, how do I set the password and use it?
    I've tried doing su in console but it tells me the password is incorrect, so how do I set it as it is a fresh install and the only password which has been set is my own.

  2. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030


    Jun 25, 2001
    Moneyapolis, Minnesota
    open the netinfo manager in your utilities folder of the applications

    then check out the SECURITY menu...authenticate, then enable the root password from that menu also
  3. patrick0brien macrumors 68040


    Oct 24, 2002
    The West Loop

    Personnally I deactivate Autologin in the user's pane. That way you can use the Gui to go into Root by logging out of your normal account and back in through root.

    There's only one piece of advice I offer those wishing to use their root account, and you probably know it. But in good conscious:

    Watch your Arse
  4. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    The other advice I would suggest is making sure you are using root user correctly.

    Using this method does not require the console.

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