Page 4 : How To Disable The Mac Root User Account
How To Disable The Mac Root User Account (GUI Method)
Requisite : You need to be logged into an administrator account, and have the root user account enabled.
If you have just enabled the root user account, and are still in the Directory Utility screen, skip ahead to Step 8.
Step 1 : Click on the Apple () menu, and select System Preferences.
Step 2 : Click on Users & Groups.
Step 3 : In the Users & Groups screen, click on the lock and key in your administrator user name and password.
Step 4 : Click on Login Options.
Step 5 : Click on the Join… (or Edit…) button next to Network Account Server.
Step 6 : Click on the Open Director Utility… button.
Step 7 : Click on the lock, and key in your administrator name and password.
Step 8 : In the Directory Utility menu bar, select Edit and click on Disable Root User.
That’s it! You have successfully disabled the Mac root user account.
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