No Admin Password for Installation of Software?


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 1, 2009
Hello All,

I am having some troubles with the Installer app, which requires me to give the administrator password to install programs. However the Admin password for my imac has been lost.

Is there anyway to work around only this specific problem with the Installer app, using Terminal, rather than completely changing the framework of the os to turn the Admin password off?

I am using an imac intel with Leopard os



macrumors 68030
Apr 19, 2008
Pandora, Home Tree
It does seem suspicious. For the op, create a user account, then install the apps in that users account. Admin password is not needed.

Is the computer yours?

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