Remove security for installations etc

Discussion in 'iMac' started by antdawe, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. antdawe macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2010
    Is there anyway I can stop my mac asking me for a password to install applications, change settings etc

    i understand this might be a good security feature for many but I am the only one that uses my mac so for me its a pain.

    any help would be great

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  3. fivedots macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2011
    It's more so about things installing without your knowledge than being installed by other users.

    I know you can have a blank password. In that case you'd just have to hit enter.
  4. antdawe thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2010
    I never thought about anything installing without my knowledge.

    In that case I shall just deal with it

    Thanks guys
  5. MacHamster68, Aug 3, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011

    MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    i strongly advice against going online without admin passord protection , unless you create a new account without admin rights

    like GGJstudios said , its your first line of defence
  6. Stan Mikulenka macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2009
    Calgary, Canada
    Hi antdawe,
    I never had a password on any of my Macs in the over 20 years of using them.
    And don't have any on my 5 Macs now (but I'm an 'expert' user & quite diligent in my usage of ANY computer {also have 4 PCs - no passwords}).
    For average user a password is a necessity...

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