admin password requires each time i install an app?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by djsound, May 25, 2012.

  1. djsound macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2006
    I am on Lion....everytime I install an app it asks for my password and it is annoying....can i turn this security feature off?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No, you don't want to turn it off. It's a security feature and is the same for all versions of Mac OS X. Anytime you install an app that requires elevated privileges, it will ask for your password. That protects you from malicious software being able to install itself with elevated privileges.

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