This may be set to a master password you created or any of your old passwords. There should be a checkmark next to it. Apple designed to make accessing all of your passwords across all of your devices pretty easy. If you know the password of any admin account in your computer then you could reset password for any other account or even for root System Administrator by typing the following command at Terminal. What you see after booting into Recovery Partition.
I am a little scared because it seems that the root password isn't shadowed as the regular user passwords. Enter the following: defaults write com. He had to reinstall the system after of course we all made fun of him. The first time you log in with your new admin password, a dialog box should appear, informing you about the situation. Make an appointment with an Apple Genius, and you'll get the help you need.
Note: To stop losing passwords we recommend to use password management software like or google other apps yourself. Do not worry, all of your pre-existing data is still available. This functionally puts a password on the logic board preventing the use of any pre-boot keyboard modifier keys. Therefore, sudo is better because you can give multiple people access to root without telling them the root password. It is accepting a password, it's just not showing what you type even placeholders so an on-looker cannot capture your password.
That will prompt you to restart the Mac. It is for disabling the root user on a Mac. Sorry for the long post. This function is meant for advanced users who know how to not mess-up with their machines. I've never used the Directory Service command line utility because it's fairly more complicated.
Next, perform the following steps in order to reset your password. It is the command that helps you enable the root user account on your Mac. Use Another Administrator Account One administrator has the power to reset the password of another administrator. One thing you can do is use a secure third-party password service as a place to store your login information for various services. Keep in mind, too, that you can change the default shell of the root user if you like. If you happen to remember the old login password, you can click the Update Keychain Password button.
Select your account and click on the Change Password button. As a result, when you log back in, you'll be asked to reset your Keychain. This remains possible, and is one of the reasons that many people who are responsible for the Macs of less-experienced users will often create a separate administrator-level account for troubleshooting. Just type your password, trusting that even though you have no visual indication it's being accepted, and press enter. No real plan of what I was going to do with them.
In fact, people lose passwords all the time — both to admin and regular accounts. Try clicking on one of them to change the password. If you use a Mac for personal purposes only, you may want to change your password because you suspect that someone might have stolen it. So what are those guides for? To edit them, you need to be logged in as root. Either way, resetting your password with a text-only interface may seem a bit daunting at first, but this guide will have you up to speed, and changing your password in no time flat. On to the next technique.
If all went well, when the Mac restarts normally, you'll be able to log in to the administrator account with the new password you defined in step 5 above. This is precisely to limit any user, including admin users, from damaging the system irretrievably without the audit trail provided by sudo. It's unlikely that you'll suddenly remember the password, so you probably need to use one of the other two options. It took me a long time to find out that only the root user can arrange the icons in the top folder and some others permanently. To access the Recovery Partition, you need to switch to the Recovery Mode. The Firmware Password Utility will open.