13 Replies Latest reply: Jun 23, 2008 12:14 PM by baltwo
Cremat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Everytime that i try install any aplication my Mac OS ask my admin passwd, where i remove this??

its boring type this every time that i'm install someting...


thanks for attencion....

ps¹ sorry for my poor english...

Macbook Pro A1229, Mac OS X (10.5.3), Silver - C2D 2.4ghz, 2gb, 17"
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,130 points)
    you have to install applications from an admin account. If you do, those applications that are installed by drag and drop into the /Applications folder will not ask for your password. Applications which are installed using an installer will always ask for your password. that's unavoidable.
  • nerowolfe Level 6 Level 6 (13,070 points)
    Cremat wrote:
    Everytime that i try install any aplication my Mac OS ask my admin passwd, where i remove this??

    its boring type this every time that i'm install someting...


    thanks for attencion....

    ps¹ sorry for my poor english...

    Not all apps require a password to install themselves, only those which could potentially do damage to your system.
    Leopard is a secure system, and as such, you are in charge of it. You are made aware of any potential attack on your system by recognizing that an app is attaching itself directly to the OS.
    It's a good thing and one of the reasons we prefer Leopard over Winders, which hardly ever asks anything until it's way too late.
    I am sure you sign your checks, and do not have it done automatically. Same thing with installing some apps. Better safe than sorry.
  • Király Level 6 Level 6 (9,590 points)
    Applications do not need to be installed from an admin account. They can be installed while logged in to a non-admin account, simply by entering an admin username and password when prompted.

    Nearly all admin and even root tasks can be done this way from non-admin accounts. I do them all the time. It has been months since I actually logged in to my admin account.
  • Király Level 6 Level 6 (9,590 points)
    That's normal. The only way to avoid it is to enable root login and use the root account. Or you can set your admin password to blank. Both of these ideas are very, very, VERY bad from a security standpoint.

    Live with the password prompts. They are there to protect you and your computer from being taken over by malware.

    Message was edited by: Király
  • nerowolfe Level 6 Level 6 (13,070 points)
    Király wrote:
    That's normal. The only way to avoid it is to enable root login and use the root account.

    Even when running as administrator, apps that require system access still require an admin password.
    Security is everything when it comes to computers. Bypassing even a small part of it can result in a compromised system - - or worse.
  • Cremat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    MAC OS require the passwd admin,

    "Not all apps require a password to install themselves, only those which could potentially do damage to your system. Leopard is a secure system."

    And i cannot change this, correct?
    If correct my question its done, and Leopard has a wonderfull secure system... =D
  • geoffco85 Level 3 Level 3 (620 points)
    No you can not change this 10.5 is very good for this
  • Király Level 6 Level 6 (9,590 points)
    nerowolfe wrote:
    Even when running as administrator, apps that require system access still require an admin password.


    Even that is not always the case. Certain system components can be modified by an admin user without further authentication. Safari, for example, is group writable by admin. A trojan that modifies core components of Safari to mine your credit card info and send it to a third party could install itself without your knowledge if you are an admin user. Not so with a non-admin account. That 's why it's not a good idea to use an admin account for everyday use. Use a standard non-admin account. I rarely even log in to my admin account.

    Security is everything when it comes to computers. Bypassing even a small part of it can result in a compromised system - - or worse.


    You bet.
  • nerowolfe Level 6 Level 6 (13,070 points)
    Király wrote:
    nerowolfe wrote:
    Even when running as administrator, apps that require system access still require an admin password.


    Even that is not always the case. Certain system components can be modified by an admin user without further authentication. Safari, for example, is group writable by admin. A trojan that modifies core components of Safari to mine your credit card info and send it to a third party could install itself without your knowledge if you are an admin user. Not so with a non-admin account. That 's why it's not a good idea to use an admin account for everyday use. Use a standard non-admin account. I rarely even log in to my admin account.

    Security is everything when it comes to computers. Bypassing even a small part of it can result in a compromised system - - or worse.


    You bet.

    Yes, but for the average user, this is not a real issue.
    If a user runs Leopard from a "naive" user account (one with very limited privs) and a message pops up that something requires an admin PW, he knows that danger is afoot.
    Leopard is indeed a very secure system, but the truth is that nothing is perfectly secure, and some would argue that even nothing is insecure
  • iampatrick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    (Mac os 10.4 ) system preferences(Located in apple menu or on your dock) >Accounts (Located Fourth line, {Named System} from the top of system preferences inspector/window>click on Change Password> type in old P W, than do Not enter new Password> Click Change Password button>click ok button > click ok button
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (61,985 points)
    MAC OS require the passwd admin,

    "Not all apps require a password to install themselves, only those which could potentially do damage to your system. Leopard is a secure system."

    And i cannot change this, correct?
    If correct my question its done, and Leopard has a wonderfull secure system... =D


    Correct. You cannot change its behavior.


    BTW, if you want to use emoticons, the structure is colon emoticon. not equal sign emoticon.




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  • Cremat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks all, for suport..

    =)
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (61,985 points)
    Thanks for the feedback. Good computing.