The Mac Root User Login & Password Guide

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Page 2 : How To Enable The Mac Root User Account (GUI Method)

How To Enable The Mac Root User Account (GUI Method)

Requisite : You need to be logged into an administrator account.

Step 1 : Click on the Apple () menu, and select System Preferences.

The Mac Root User Login & Password Guide

Step 2 : Click on Users & Groups.

The Mac Root User Login & Password Guide

Step 3 : In the Users & Groups screen, click on the lock and key in your administrator name and password.

The Mac Root User Login & Password Guide

The Mac Root User Login & Password Guide

Step 4 : Click on Login Options.

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Step 5 : Click on the Join… (or Edit…) button next to Network Account Server.

The Mac Root User Login & Password Guide

Step 6 : Click on the Open Director Utility… button.

The Mac Root User Login & Password Guide

Step 7 : Click on the lock, and key in your administrator name and password.

The Mac Root User Login & Password Guide

Step 8 : In the Directory Utility menu bar, select Edit and click on Enable Root User.

The Mac Root User Login & Password Guide

Step 9 : Now, key in the password you want, and a second time for verification, and click OK.

The Mac Root User Login & Password Guide

That’s it! You have successfully enabled the Mac root user account, with a password of your choice. To use it, you need to log off your administrator account.

Next Page > How To Change The Mac Root User Password

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