With the launch OS X El Capitan, Apple has also introduced a novelty security si protection OS X operating systems in front malware or other types of viruses that aim modifying system files. System Integrity Protection (SIP)Known as the Rootless Mode, reduces vulnerabilities and the possibility for malware to penetrate and modify sensitive macOS files. Basically, this new feature does not allow any user rank, be it the Administrator, to modify the system files.
It is recommended that any macOS user keep rootless mode (SIP) enabled. But there are some applications that want to modify system files, without bringing instability to it. In order to run them, the user will have to disable SIP, even if we do not recommend doing so. Disabling SIP is especially required by the applications that help us bring Interface changes (IU) and tweaking applications.
Deactivation and Activation System Integrity Protection (SIP) on macOS
disabling System Integrity Protection (SIP) following a few simple steps is made of this tutorial for MacOS.
1. Reboot OS X and hold down the "Command + R". This helps us get into Mac Recovery Mode.
2. Once in Recovery Mode, we go to the bar at "Utilities"And open the application"Port".
3. In Terminal, we write and execute the command line: csrutil disable
4. After the message appears in the Terminal: “Successfully disabled System Integrity Protection"We go to the logo Apple if we restart macOS / OS X.
To reactivate SIP, we repeat the steps in the tutorial and execute the command line: enable csrutil.
System Integrity Protection is only available on the OS X El Capitan and other operating systems. macOS Sierra will come with this included feature.
SIP restricted folders and files:
- / usr
- / bin
- / sbin
- Pre-installed applications of OS X.