Admin Password

Discussion in 'macOS' started by RodChester, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. RodChester macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2010
    Sorry if this has been asked but I did some searching and couldn't find anything. I feel like I should be able to figure this out but I am very new to Macs and OSX so I am asking here.

    I would like to have my admin password saved on my Macbook Pro so I do not have to always enter it when installing programs and such. I am the only user and am not worried about security issues.

    So is it possible to do this or does OSX require me to enter my password no matter what? Thanks for any help.
  2. Caleb531 macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2009
    You can set your password to be nothing in the Account pane of System Preferences. Just click the Change Password... button and leave the new password fields blank.

    It might bypass the authentication dialog, but it can also leave your keychain with no password (e.g. if you have Mail/iChat remembering passwords, anyone with computer access could get them).
  3. phatqao macrumors member


    Jul 20, 2010
    PA and/or NYC
    apart from the above solution, i believe OS X will always ask for your password
  4. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2009
    You will always be prompted for credentials of some sort if the installer package requests it.

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