Installing software... Keeps asking for password

Discussion in 'macOS' started by stringtheorist, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. stringtheorist macrumors regular

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    I am the only user on my iMac and my profile is listed as Admin. Why do I need to keep entering my password when I install new software? How do I change this?
     
  2. joefinan macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's part of the user agreement - it's like signing a contract.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    This is how MacOS X works. Software that uses the Installer must be authenticated by an Administrator. There are no exceptions.
     
  4. AstroHouse macrumors member

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    TeeHee. Just like Vista. :eek: It's not a bug. It's a feature! :D
     
  5. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    You don't want software to install without password verification. That opens the door to all kinds of potential nasties.
     

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