How to add password to Single User Mode?

W2u7Yw4HaD

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Jul 26, 2005
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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..
 

Poeben

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Jul 29, 2004
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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.
 

jeremy.king

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Poeben said:
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.

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

http://archive.macosxlabs.org/documentation/firmware_security/details/details.html
 

Poeben

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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.