1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 3, 2012 7:43 PM by Camelot
cstatham Level 1 Level 1

The Windows-based IT department is frustrated because they cannot log in as root on the XServe. OSX 10.6.6 Snow Leopard


The Terminal app comes up without any info showing, it's a blank page.


They will not allow me to be the admin, but I need to help them fix this issue. Their new tape backup client is asking for root access.


Any ideas?



  • Camelot Level 8 Level 8
    Mac OS X

    Root login is normally disabled as a security measure. it can be enabled, but shouldn't be needed for normal operations.


    If you need to run a command as root, use sudo to temporarily elevate your privileges. Use sudo -s if you want a root shell.