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The System Integrity Protection (vulgo “rootless”) feature of OS X El Capitan protects critical filesystem areas from root user modification attempts.

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Can I rename the “Pictures” folder without “Full Disk Access”?

Our application needs write access to the user's Home directory, specifically to Pictures, Movies, Music, etc., so it can redirect them to our cloud support. But, on Mojave, renaming Pictures (to some ...
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SIP preventing deletion of /opt/local

Ran into the same problem tonight as this question from SO that wasn't fully answered. I'm trying to uninstall an old installation of MacPorts, and run into SIP: mybox:~ me$ sudo rm -rf /opt/local ...
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Dtrace working but no kernel data can be output?

I have for a long time run as sip -without dtrace to use dtrace and this is fine but a few apps I want to read data from seen to run in kernel mode (Little Snitch has several components for instance). ...
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Are these terminal commands and temporarily disable SIP safe?

Im trying to installed Sophos anti virus on a mac running 10.10.5, but it keeps failing to install, Sophos support have advised i should do the following work flow, which involves running the ...
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Updates impact on /usr with SIP Disabled

I have a very complex application that needs a directory in /usr. By complex, I mean it would take thousands of changes to rid the code of /usr references. It has to be done, but I need a newer OS X ...
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How to run a LaunchAgent that runs a script which causes failures because of System Integrity Protection

After upgrading to Mojave, my rsync based backup script run via a launch agent in ~/Library/LaunchAgents, could no longer read some directories in ~/Library.
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Problem with kernel_task

It's about 3 days that I can't do anything with my macbook air because the kernel_task is eating up the CPU. So I found this but the command csrutil disable/enable doesn't work on the terminal (El ...
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Load untrusted kernel extension in macOS Mojave

The Volta application is installed on my MacBook Pro, running macOS 10.14 Mojave. This app needs a kernel extension to function properly, and said extension does not have the proper code signatures. ...
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Disable all logging [duplicate]

How can I do to completely disable system and applications logs in macOS High Sierra? (Ass seen using Console.app) I don't see any value in having all the subsystems logging endless useless stuff all ...
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GPU-defect Macbook Pro 2011 does not accept csrutil disable anymore (10.13.6)

I have a failing Macbook Pro and have deactivated the discrete GPU by doing something [editors note: help us help you by detailing what modifications you made to deactivate the GPU]. Now on this ...
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Generate coredump file with SIP enabled

I've followed the steps to make coredump enable in my machine (mainly by setting ulimit -c unlimited and allow write permissions for all a+x in /cores folder). However, it seems like It doesn't work ...
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How to start Internet Recovery Mode of El Capitan with multiple OS installed?

Thank you for your time. Here is my problem: A) Goal Start into Mac OS X El Capitan internet recovery mode and temporarily disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) to use (X11 functions of) ...
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How can I override default Python modules with ones I install with pip?

I've run into this issue with PIL and Pillow. I didn't realize PIL was already installed, so I ran: sudo pip install PIL As best I knew, it installed PIL. Then I wrote a program that used a ...
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How can I mark an arbitrary file as Restricted (using SIP)?

I am looking for further information on protecting certain files so they cannot be edited unless the system is rebooted in Recovery mode. Is SIP the direction to go in? What are the steps to make an ...
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Perl library locations, and System Integrity Protection

My system perl seems to have a bunch of cruft left over from previous installations: % which perl /usr/bin/perl % perl -V | perl -ne 'print if /INC/...//' @INC: /Library/Perl/5.18/darwin-...
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Creating a folder in the root of the filesystem results in “Operation not permitted”

The following command: $ sudo mkdir /AppleInternal and entering my password when prompted, results in: mkdir: /AppleInternal: Operation not permitted Is this because of System Integrity Protection? ...
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Errno::EPERM at / Operation not permitted - /private/var/db/ConfigurationProfiles/Store

I am developing a Ruby On Rails application that uses react. All of the dependancies are installed through yarn. My system details: high sierra 10.13.4 (17E199) Homebrew 1.6.2 Node v8.11.1 Yarn 1.6....
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Black screen with cursor after logging out of guest account on High Sierra

When I log out of my guest account, it gets stuck with a black screen and a cursor that I can move around but can't do anything except do a forced restart. In my searching, I have seen an old ...
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How to boot into Recovery Mode?

I'm trying to disable SIP, and I can't get Recovery Mode to work at all. Everything I've read says to just hold down command-R during boot. I've tried command-R before the chime, after the chime, or ...
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SIP is purging DYLD libraries added by SQLAnywhere17. Need these libraries to develop in flask

I develop in Python 3.6 and Flask. I'm currently working with a SQLAnywhere database and have installed the Python package sqlanydb. I have also installed the SQLAnywhere17 driver for Mac OSX. Up ...
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Downgrade itunes in high sierra

So I need to downgrade itunes to 12.0.1 for a jailbreak (6.1.6 on ipod 4g). Currently, you can't just delete itunes. What would I have to do? My idea is: Disable SIP (boot into recovery mode and ...
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When will SIP shutdown the computer to prevent overheating?

I have a MacBook Pro Early 2015 running macOS High Sierra. I've managed to get it to pretty high temperatures for both the CPU and the GPU. I've managed to get them to at least 100ºC and the computer ...
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Restoring the Keychain Access menu bar item

Like others I have been mourning the loss of the Keychain Access menubar item. In the thread I linked to, the OP him-or-herself proposes a self-described “crude workaround” that involves copying the ...
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What does the command `csrutil clear` do?

When I read the arguments of csrutil it says csrutil clear will erase the existing configuration SIP: csrutil usage: csrutil <command> Modify the System Integrity Protection configuration. All ...
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How does macOS “detect malware downloaded with Safari”?

On Apple's website, the company makes this claim about macOS High Sierra's security features: Can anyone give me more details on the technology that enables macOS to determine if a file downloaded ...
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Monitor accumulated number of bytes written by a process in Terminal?

I need a way to monitor the accumulated total number of bytes written to the disk by a process via the terminal. I've looked around quite a bit, and found several answers either saying to use pv, or ...
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Other than user error, what types of attacks would SIP prevent?

On this site and throughout other Apple enthusiast communities, I often see people strongly advise against disabling System Integrity Protection. This has always struck me as somewhat odd, as SIP did ...
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Problem with “csrutil enable --without debug” on Sierra

I am using a Mac on macOS Sierra 10.12.5. I want to run the app XtraFinder which opens some additional features in Finder. I used to have it on different computer, but when I download it on this one ...
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kernel_task CPU usage with SIP on a MacBookPro8,2 with no battery

Is there any evidence or technical documentation to support the notion that System Integrity Protection can cause excessive use of the CPU by kernel_task in some situation? Background No battery. ...
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System Integrity Protection breaks DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH for python scripts

I have some custom modules that are generated using SWIG that are installed in a a local path eg: catkin_ws/devel/lib/python2.7/site-packages When I try to run a python script that uses one of these ...
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How can I remove a pre-installed application on macOS Sierra

I need to remove one of the pre-installed applications (Safari in my case) from a macOS Sierra system. Yet simply deleting the app, installing 3rd party "cleaning" software or any attempts to delete ...
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Does disabling “System Integrity Protection” in El Cap cause shutdown/restart/logout issues?

I have an older M-Audio Firewire audio interface that I use with my Mid 2011 Mac Mini. It's running OS X El Capitan 10.11.6. M-Audio never made drivers for this version of OS X, so I have to disable "...
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Seeking a “softphone” app for iOS

I'm moving towards IP-telephony and need a SIP-client for my mobile phone. My first choice would've been Linphone, because that's what I use on my desktop, but it disconnects from the provider every ...
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SIP won't stay disabled - I think

I wiped my SSD clean, reinstalled OS X El Capitan, removed corestoreage, and went on to remove SIP using csrutil disable in the command+R recovery environment. (I also tried it from the installation ...
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Kernel Extension Not Loaded

I built a self-made kernel extension (named KAuthTest.kext) and would like to test it out. So in a VM running macOS 10.12.3, I did the followings: disable SIP by running csrutil disable in recovery ...
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macOS System Integrity Protection Configuration

I was looking to lock down the configuration on some macs, and wanted to know if there is any way to change the files and folders that SIP protects. I know it can be disabled, and its current rules ...
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Why does my `rootless.conf` not always affect SIP’s choice of which files get the `restricted` flag treatment?

What sources say Like everyone else’s, my /System/Library/Sandbox/rootless.conf file contains the following entries: $ cat /System/Library/Sandbox/rootless.conf […] /System […] * /...
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How to safely install rEFind from recovery mode?

I want to dual boot OSX and Linux on my Macbook Air, and to do this, I read that I need to install rEFind. If I try doing that I get a message in the terminal: **** ALERT: SIP ENABLED! **** rEFInd ...
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Disable SIP without recovery mode

Before you respond that this isn't possible, hear me out. I have a Mac Pro 4,1 (with 5,1 firmware), running MacOS Sierra. I want to disable System Integrity Protection (otherwise known as SIP), but ...
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System Integrity Protection prevents Trash from being emptied

I have no idea how two files ended up in Trash, but I suspect AppDelete to be the culprit. Anyway, the first file is DeviceLink.framework and the other is MobileDevice.framework. Any idea how to ...
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Some items in the Trash cannot be deleted because of System Integrity Protection

That's the message I'm getting when trying to empty the trash. To my knowledge, almost all of this is just old backups from an external drive, even though the message seems to imply I've been rooting ...
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Can't compress with system integrity protection enabled

I am dealing with a user running with El Capitan who was encountering a peculiar error message when compressing files from Finder: The contents list can’t be created for compressing A peculiar error ...
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/Library/Keychains/System.keychain in restricted mode

On OSX 10.12 A friend's keychain somehow got the "restricted" mode added to it. I know about csrutil disable from safe mode etc, I'd really like to know how it could've happened. He has no idea what ...
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Can you permanently disable rootless on OS X?

When booting to recover and running csrutil disable it just writes it into the NVRAM, unfortunately I reset the NVRAM very often so it's annoying to have to do that all the time. It's also annoying ...
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How to reenable System Integrity Protection

How do I reenable System Integrity Protection, after using csrutil disable from the Recovery OS?
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How to upgrade SVN on OSX 10.11 El Capitan With SIP enabled

I am trying to upgrade my SVN version on OSX 10.11 El Capitan. I installed the latest SVN version by brew install svn. When I am typing svn --version I am still getting the old version. From a lot of ...
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Changing my Home icons

Apple makes it rather hard to change things like the system font and icons for the home folder. And while I understand the problems that can occur when the system font is changed; is changing your ...
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SIP prevents Lync 2011 from starting

I'm running OS X 10.11.5, and try to start Microsoft Lync 2011. When trying to start the Lync application, it directly just exits. I see following log messages: 2016-07-18 15:32:49,309 sandboxd[149]:...
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How do I enable a USB SuperDrive in Mac OS X El Capitan on a MacBook Pro?

I have an older MacBook Pro (Late 2011) which came with a built-in optical drive. I replaced the built-in SuperDrive with a second hard drive. However, the USB SuperDrive is not compatible with Macs ...
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Change Application folder presentation w/out disabling SIP

I keep my apps organized in the /Application folder by arranging their icon manually. But in El Capitan, SIP prevents the modification of this folder privileges so I cannot set it to read and write ...