psm(1) General Commands Manual psm(1)
psm – Command line interface to Apple Silicon password slot manager
psm [verb] [-dsv]
A simple command line interface which lets you check the status of slots,
and remove any orphaned slots. Slots are automatically allocated on a first
come first serve bases, and this tool allows you to see which users are
currently being protected by a specific slot. To free up a slot you may
need to delete an existing user from the system that is currently enrolled;
thus allowing the next password change to enroll into Apple Silicon
password slot manager.
By default psm will execute the command supplied and report if anything
Here is a complete list of the options available:
specify a disk to operate on <disk3s5>
-s # specify a specifc slot number
-v will make psm more verbose.
status Displays status for all currently enrolled slots
remove Allows you to remove a specific slot
passwd(1) diskutil(8) fdesetup(8)
psm was first introduced in Mac OS X version 11.
Mac OS X June 15, 2020 Mac OS X