Enable Root Password in Leopard


You got a Mac running on Leopard (probably out of the box). You created your account, add in some personal info, and an admin password. Later in life (8 hours gap), you would open your terminal and simply type “su -” for purposes of scripting etc.  just root stuff. This reminds you, “Did i ever had one? I don’t recall any root password.” *did i mention this was me?* 
Well to let you off the hook, it’s not enabled by default. Here’s how to go about enabling root.

Go to: Applications -> Utilities -> Directory Utility

(Be sure to click the padlock to allow you to perform edits.)

Click Edit -> Enable Root Password

Type a new password and retype to confirm.

You are done.. 🙂