Unsetting Master Password

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  1. JesseJames macrumors 6502a

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    How do I unset the 'Master Password' in Security of my System Preferences?
    I click the 'Change' button and get that dialogue window that says just to make a new password when all I want to do is just unset it.
     
  2. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    I'm assuming you want to reset you passwords, in that case you need boot from the OS X CDs (or DVD) that came with you computer and reset the password that way.

    You could also try to reset it via the open firmware.
     
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    I am assuming you now want no password, not a different one. You should be able to simply enter in your old password, then leave the new password spaces blank.
     
  6. JesseJames thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You are right but your advice didn't work.
    Geez, I just want 'no' master password. Why is Apple making it difficult? Hmmm.
     
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    Well.. It makes sense that it's not easy. Where would the security be if you could just "turn off" the master password? Anyway, maybe this will help:

    http://forums.macosxhints.com/showpost.php?p=135548&postcount=9
     

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