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Additional NetInfo way
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 29, '01 01:23:51PM

There is an additional way to enable the root account (as well as disable it) in NetInfo Manager. Open the app, and select the Domain menu and then Security. Then select Authenticate. It will ask you for an administrator password. After that, you go back to the Domain menu and Security. From there, you can see that you can enable/disable root, or change the root password. This may be the longest way of all, but it is another option!

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Additional NetInfo way
Authored by: kransta on Mar 28, '02 10:05:53PM

Hey, I opened a terminal windows with my main mac account typed sudo -s an I had root access, then i typed exit and took me back to the user. Does that guarantee i am not logged as root anymore?

Then I tried your tip by going to netinfo manager, security, authenticate, enable root access and assign a strong password to it, then I disabled root access and deauthenticated. Was that advisable or should I have left the password blank ? Apple advises that you assign a password to root, but it also says not to log in as root in the first place.

With all this confussion How do I really know I am mot logged in as root???

Another question, if somebody access you macosx box and logs in to your single account, they still can do the same damge as if they were logged in as root?

Sorry for the long post.

Thanks guys!


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