Login as anyone as an admin?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dtemp, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. dtemp macrumors member

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    #1
    Here's what I want to do: I want to log in as anyone in the GUI, using my administrator bits.

    I know how to log in as anyone on the CLI: "sudo su user" and type my password. But I want to be able to do this in the GUI. I have fast user switching enabled, if that helps. Thanks!
     
  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    #2
    If you need to do something that requires admin rights, you can use your admin credentials (username and password) in the dialog box that comes up regardless of the level of user you're in, provided that admin-level user exists on that machine.
     
  3. dtemp thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    Right, this doesn't address my question, but thanks.
     
  4. calderone macrumors 68040

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    #4
    This is not possible.

    The closest you can get is masquerading when connecting to an AFP share and that requires OS X Server.

    As an admin, just change the password. You could even temporarily cp your password hash over to that user (since you are an admin) and mv their hash back when you are down.
     

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