Uac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ITguy31, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. ITguy31 macrumors newbie

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    In windows you have the UAC. Is there any way that you can get a mac to stop prompting you with a login screen when you try to change settings and/or download something? Its really starting to get annoying. Thanks.
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    The difference between Windows version of security and the Mac version is that the Mac version actually offers some security by forcing you to type in your password.

    You shouldn't be promted for your password if all you are doing is downloading a file though.
     
  3. Bobbi Flekman macrumors regular

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    Depends on where he wants to save it. But in default circumstances he shouln't be asked.
     
  4. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Well that is true, although if you are downloading files to folders that require you to type your password in, you are doing something wrong.
     
  5. ITguy31 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess being an admin for a college and having all windows and then throw a couple macs in the system gets a little frustrated. We got two macs in for me and the administrator and mine will not create mobile accounts and the administrator is annoyed with being prompted with the login in screen. He is used to how he can turn it off in windows and it just lets you do what you need to do and we like that. Maybe it will take some time getting used to. If anyone knows a way to turn it off or a script for it or something please let me know. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  6. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    It is an inherint security feature. It is the same with any Unix system. That is why the sudo command is used so often from the command prompt, so that you do not need to login as root and thus risk damaging the data stored on your computer.
     

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