How to automize Self-control [Internet blocker] / bypassing password request?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Kursty, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Kursty macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2015
    Hey there,

    Thought I might ask for help about this here, now that Macworld message board is closed. Apologies if I am not posting this in the right section.

    I use the app SelfControl to help me manage my internet addiction. The app's great. It really helps--when it's running.

    Following the guide found here [] , I've been trying to set up SelfControl so it automatically starts at certain times of the day [i.e. every day 10pm-7am]. I've managed to integrate into my iCal, to set up SelfControl as a recurring iCal event. But I'm having difficulties implanting the auto authorization part to work--SelfControl requires my admin password to actually initiate the the internet block [i.e. by default when you press "Start" the app asks for your password] . So right now, I have to manually enter the password every time iI want to run SelfControl--even when it's automatically launched as an event from iCal. This kind of makes the app useless as I can just not enter the password and continue surfing endlessly.

    Basically, I need some help figuring how to bypass the password request/have it inputted automatically. I did try following the instructions found in the above link about using keychain access, etc but none of it seemed to work--SelfControl still prompts me for my password.

    I am hoping someone here can help me out; the instructions in the above page are a little too technical for me to fully comprehend (and the forum linked above is now permanently closed)

    I'm the only user of my laptop, if that makes a difference. I am running OS 10.10.1 Yosemite.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Kursty thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2015

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