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How to Disable System Integrity Protection in High Sierra

Well, disabling Mac’s security feature is not something to be considered as lightly!

As a security feature, Apple introduced System Integrity Protection (SIP) mode for its macOS. It is a well-known feature in macOS 10.12 Sierra and macOS 10.13 High Sierra that protects files, directories, and processes at the root level from being modified. By protecting access to system locations and restricting runtime attachment to system processes, this security policy guard against compromise, whether accidental or by malicious code.

Further, macOS applies this security policy to every process running on the system, regardless of whether it’s running with administrative privileges or something else. System Integrity Protection is activated by default but can be easily disabled.

So if you are willing to turn off System Integrity Protection (SIP) on your macOS High Sierra, then you won’t be a complete newcomer to computing and have a pretty good reason to do so.

Let’s see how to turn off SIP on macOS High Sierra

Removing SIP is something of a hassle because you need to restart your Mac in Recovery Mode. Make sure that you re-enable SIP as soon as you’ve finished with whatever task it was interfering with. It forms a vital part of OS X’s security system.

Assuming that you know what you’re doing, here is how to turn off System Integrity Protection on your Mac.

  • Turn off your Mac (Apple > Shut Down)
  • Hold down Command-R and press the Power button. Keep holding Command-R until the Apple logo appears
  • Wait for OS X to boot into the OS X Utility window
  • Choose Utilities > Terminal
  • Enter csrutil disable
  • Enter reboot

Now your Mac will reboot and start up with SIP disabled. To check the status of SIP, open Terminal and enter csrutil status. You should see “System Integrity Protection status: disabled.”

How to re-enable SIP?

Well, it’s important to re-enable SIP when you’ve finished your task. Here’s how to set OS X rootless mode back on:

  • Turn off your Mac (Apple > Shut Down)
  • Hold down Command-R and press the Power button. Keep holding Command-R until the Apple logo appears
  • Wait for OS X to boot into the OS X Utility window
  • Choose Utilities > Terminal
  • Enter csrutil enable
  • Enter reboot

Again to check status, open Terminal and enter csrutil status. It should say “System Integrity Protection status: enabled.”

For some power users, SIP can be a major headache as it prevents all kind of software from being installed and doesn’t let you work outside your home directory even if using “sudo” at the command line, or when logged in as the “root” user. But if you don’t know what “sudo” or the “root” user is then you may stop right here! However, SIP exists for good reason, and most users are infinitely advantageous with it enabled.

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