MacEntry

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1: Introduction – About MacEntry

What is MacEntry?

MacEntry is an easy to use yet powerful Macintosh application for acquiring the log in password of a Mac OS X based computer. With a simple click to lunch the application, the password of an OS X that is default to Automatic Log-in will be display prominently on the main window.

Note: MacEntry will not reveal the log-in password of a unit that uses manual log-in, nor units that was set up with manual log-in previously but reconfigured to auto log-in afterward.

MacEntry Feature

Written specifically for Mac OS X, MacEntry includes a unique and powerful feature that display the password of an OS X system with default Automatic Log-in.

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For information regarding technical help, please refer to “Finding Help…” at the end of Section 2 below.

2: Getting Started – The Basics of MacEntry

System Requirements

MacEntry is programmed to run on the following minimum specification:

  • Intel based Apple Macintosh CPU
  • Mac OS X Version 10.6 or above (Built for OS X Yosemite)
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • Hard Disk (with 30 mb of space free for installation)
  • Write blocker hardware strongly recommended
Quick Tip: Starting up MacEntry
Connecting a suspect drive without a write blocker can compromise the integrity of the evidence.

Installing or Updating via Download

Once the software has been downloaded from the site and decompressed, the user can drag and drop MacEntry from the mounted disk image into the Applications folder. If prompted to replace the existing version of the file, click Replace.

Initial Setup

End User License Agreement

The first time the application is launched the user will be asked to accept the End User License Agreement and then to enter a valid registration number.

Enter Serial Number

Having done entering the serial number the user will then be taken to the Main Window.

Finding Help & Technical Support

Should the investigator need assistance working with MacEntry, there are a number of sources through which to get help:

Help within MacEntry

The investigator can find from the Help drop menu, which offers the option to “Show Help”, taking the investigator other relevant web pages on the SubRosaSoft web site.

Technical Support

Our technical support is free via email and can be accessed at the following address: support@subrosasoft.com. The support hours are 10am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time Monday to Friday.

In addition to any support question(s), the investigator must include ALL of the following pieces of information:

  • Purchase information.
  • System configuration(s) – hard drive make, model etc.
  • System OS version.

System related information can be found by using the “System Profiler” application in the /Applications/Utilities folder.

3: Using MacEntry – Navigating the Windows & Using the Functions

The Main Window

Immediately after start-up, the investigator will be presented with the MacEntry splash screen. Once this has disappeared, he or she will then be taken to the ‘Main Window’.

The Layout

The main window layout is extremely straight forward. Under Devices, you will find the name of the volume, the user name, and the password, if Automatic Log-in on that drive is enabled. For drive that have manual log-in, or formally with manual log-in but reverted to Automatic Log-in, you will see the name of the volume, follow by Password Unavailable.

Main Window

Please note that start-up volume will NOT be displayed. To acquire the password of the start up volume, you will need to restart from another drive, and run MacEntry. Automatic login is not available for accounts that are using FileVault encryption.

Background: Automatic Log-in
Out of the box, Mac OS X will set itself up to log in as the first account that is created by the Mac OS X Setup Assistant. If you are the only user on the computer, you will be able to get to the Desktop, bypassing login window, when you start up or restart the computer.

4: Appendices

Getting Help and Technical Support

Finding Help within MacEntry

Help can be found via the standard help menu at the top of the screen.

On the Web

We provide over 100 links to forensic resources, manuals, a complete knowledge base and a plethora of additional information on our website. For updates, resources and additional information please visit: https://www.subrosasoft.com

Technical Support

We provide free technical support both via email or phone during the hours 10am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time (GMT -8) Monday to Friday. By email, we can be reached at the following address: support@subrosasoft.com. By phone, we can be reached at: +1 (510) 870 7883, or by fax on +1 (510) 868 3407.

In addition to any support question(s), the examiner must include ALL of the following pieces of information:

  • -Valid purchase information.
  • -System configuration(s) – hard drive make, model etc.
  • -System OS version.

System related information can be found by using the “System Profiler” application in the -/Applications/Utilities folder.

Comments and Questions

If you have comments, problems, or questions about this product, or if you are interested in a site license, please contact us via email: info@subrosasoft.com

Company Address
SubRosaSoft.com Inc.
5387 Diana Common
Fremont, California 94555