Enable Root user on Yosemite

mihalis's picture

The first task I had to do on the newly installed Mac OS X 10.10 (a.k.a. Yosemite) was enabling the root user.

  1. You first have to run the Directory Utility.
  2. Then go to the Edit menu and select "Enable Root User".
  3. You will be asked for the root password twice.
  4. You are done!


mihalis's picture

This also works on macOS High Sierra!