I have a user with a blank password, but now I can't run
sudo with that account.
sudo ls Password: Sorry, try again. Password: Sorry, try again. Password: sudo: 3 incorrect password attempts
Is there any way around this?
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sudo on macOS requires the account to have a password:
Therefore it is not possible to just press ENTER to continue at the prompt, like you would expect from some other systems.
This behaviour is enforced through a configuration of the PAM subsystem. You can change the settings for that in
/etc/pam.d, where you have a
sudo file that setups the authentication requirements for the
WARNING: Changing the contents of the files in
/etc/pam.d incorrectly can deny you from logging to your system at all. Only make changes if you know what you're doing, you have a backup - and you feel confident in booting in Recovery mode to undo your changes if it should fail.