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10.6: Unlock screens using any admin password
Authored by: mvgfr on Nov 04, '10 02:56:41PM

Right; you can't read a password, but you CAN read/write the "pointer" to it, and that's all you need.



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10.6: Unlock screens using any admin password
Authored by: Unsoluble on Nov 04, '10 08:29:16PM

Care to explain how to do this?



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10.6: Unlock screens using any admin password
Authored by: mvgfr on Nov 08, '10 12:37:28PM

It can be done via "Workgroup Manager" (GUI; does not require Mac OS X Server) or via command-line - look for the "AuthenticationAuthority" attributes.

It's "advanced" (you won't even see that attribute until you enable WorkGroup Manager's "Inspector") and all the standard warnings apply; you can make a mess of things at this level.



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10.6: Unlock screens using any admin password
Authored by: vengjence on Nov 05, '10 01:11:36AM
Does the difference cause it to not work? Is it that significant? I wonder because I totally dread these kinds of issues :(

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