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Support #899

Reset User Password in Single User Mode on OSX

Added by Daniel Curtis over 3 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
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Target version:
Start date:
06/08/2017
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
0.50 h
Spent time:

Description

This is a guide for resetting a users password using single user mode on OSX.

  • Boot into single user mode by turning on the computer and holding *Command + S*
  • Check the filesystem for any errors before mounting:
    fsck -fy
    
  • Mount the root partition:
    mount -uw /
    
  • Load the Apple Directory Service:
    launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.DirectoryServices.plist
    
  • Change the user, bob, password to SuperSecretPassword:
    dscl . -passwd /Users/bob SuperSecretPassword
    
  • Reboot:
    reboot
    

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#1 Updated by Daniel Curtis over 3 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Status changed from New to Resolved

#2 Updated by Daniel Curtis almost 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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