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    FFS! Stop asking for my password! - How do i turn that off?

    Hi there

    I think Mac is a good OS and everything seems to be good about it but one thing. When I want to install something or run a Virtual Machine or other tasks I keep being asked for my password.

    How can I turn this off please?

    Many Thanks

    Z

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    log in as root


    thats a joke btw, its a security feature, same as in *nix

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    It's based on a unix kernel, so you have to escalate yourself if you want to do anything major. It does actually ask you for some ID though, unlike Vista's UAC. The only way around it is to run as root, which is a Bad Thing(tm) and I suspect OSx won't let you anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    Hi there

    I think Mac is a good OS and everything seems to be good about it but one thing. When I want to install something or run a Virtual Machine or other tasks I keep being asked for my password.

    How can I turn this off please?

    Many Thanks

    Z
    I'll tell you .. but only once you have sent me your credit card, the pin, your passport and all your bank details.

    Don't you just love sensible security?!?

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    I'm now running Ubuntu at home (fully!) and I've got to say it's taking some getting used to. One thing that really annoys me though is the "Please enter your password" every 2 minutes. Still, gotta hold my hands up and say it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    I'm now running Ubuntu at home (fully!) and I've got to say it's taking some getting used to. One thing that really annoys me though is the "Please enter your password" every 2 minutes. Still, gotta hold my hands up and say it makes sense.
    95% of what you do normally as a user doesn't require administrator/root priv escalation, it's only when you are performing something major. (Unlike vista which requires it to run a lot of programs at the moment until things get settled)

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    I believe it does this because if you have reset your password recently it does not update your password for key chain. So if you were to put a old password in it would go. I put a script together which deletes the keychain file and then remakes it when they use safari. Its a real pain and if anyone has any other suggestions i would be greatful

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    does osx have a sudoers file you can chuck yourself into to avoid the request for password?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midget View Post
    does osx have a sudoers file you can chuck yourself into to avoid the request for password?
    /Private/etc/sudoers



    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midget View Post
    does osx have a sudoers file you can chuck yourself into to avoid the request for password?
    What about Ubuntu? Can I throw my user account into a file so I can run stuff as sudo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    What about Ubuntu? Can I throw my user account into a file so I can run stuff as sudo?
    /etc/sudoers

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    You could just enable root if your on leopard. I.E. dsenableroot
    Have Fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by petroz View Post
    You could just enable root if your on leopard. I.E. dsenableroot
    Have Fun!!
    Bad advice!


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    Although root is enabled on os x server by default

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    Although root is enabled on os x server by default
    Very true

    Although I believe the main reason for this was the OD Master/Replica model?

    Still- it is a bit strange

    Of course it's probably best to change the root password as soon as the server is installed and configured..just to be safe(er).

    Enabling and using the "root" user in Mac OS X

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