Why passwords are not recorded on OS X El Capitan?

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OS X El Capitan introduced a new security feature called "System Integrity Protection". It needs to be disabled to let Refog record passwords on your Mac. This measure is a compromise, but it should not make your system any less secure than previous versions of OS X without the feature.

To change system configuration please follow these instructions:

  • Restart your Mac and hold down the Command and R keys at startup.
  • Hold these keys until the Apple logo appears. After your computer finishes starting up, you should see a desktop with an OS X menu bar and an OS X Utilities window.

  • Use Utilities > Terminal menu
  • Type the following text in Terminal window and press Enter:

csrutil disable

 

 

Refog should start recording passwords after you restart the computer.

 

How to Restore Original Configuration

You can re-enable "System Integrity Protection" any time by repeating the instructions, but using this command in the Terminal instead:

csrutil enable

Refog will no longer be able to records passwords, but all other features will keep working.

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