Since I posted my blog the other day about the sign in error with the root user in Mac OS X Lion, I have been asked a few times on how to enable the root user.  So now I present to you just how to enable the root user.

  1. From the Apple menu click “System Preferences
  2. From the View menu click “Users & Groups”
  3. Click the “lock” and authenticate as an administrator account
  4. Click “Login Options”
  5. Click the “Edit” or “Join” button at the bottom right
  6. Click the “Open Directory Utility” button
  7. Click the “lock” in the Directory Utility window
  8. Enter an administrator account name and password, then click OK
  9. Click “Enable Root User” from the Edit menu
  10. Enter the root password you wish to use in both the Password and Verify fields, then click OK