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dsenableroot(8)           BSD System Manager's Manual          dsenableroot(8)

NAME
     dsenableroot -- enables or disables the root account.

SYNOPSIS
     dsenableroot [-d] [-u username] [-p password] [-r rootPassword]

DESCRIPTION
     dsenableroot sets the password for the root account if enabling the root user account.  Otherwise, if
     disable [-d] is chosen, the root account passwords are removed and the root user is disabled.

     A list of flags and their descriptions:

     -u username
              Username of a user that has administrative privileges on this computer.

     -p password
              Password to use in conjunction with the specified username.  If this is not specified, you
              will be prompted for entry.

     -r rootPassword
              Password to be used for the root account.  If this is not specified for enabling, you will be
              prompted for entry.

EXAMPLES
     -dsenableroot
              Your username will be used and you will be queried for both your password and the new root
              password to be set to enable the root account.

     -dsenableroot -d
              Your username will be used and you will be queried for only your password to disable the root
              account.

     -dsenableroot -u username -p userpassword -r rootpassword
              The supplied arguments will be used to enable the root account.

     -dsenableroot -d -u username -p userpassword
              The supplied arguments will be used to disable the root account.

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