Administrator Account for System Preferences?

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24 Sep, 2018 05:07 PM

Which of our tools is giving you problems?

Update tool.

Attach a screenshot of the version info for all installed components (how to:

Describe your problem. Add as much detail as possible.

When I updated GPG Suite through the Sparkle push on my home Mac (running a public Mojave beta), I was prompted for my credentials because of something to do with the System Preferences. I provided them -- but when I updated GPG Suite (stable) on my work Mac (High Sierra), I did not get this prompt.

After the Handbrake server compromise: -- I'm a little paranoid after the fact.

What did you expect instead

No administrator prompt?

Describe steps leading to the problem.

Got a notice for an update and clicked through the installer process.

Are you using any other plugins?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 24 Oct, 2018 04:30 PM

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    our installer runs an Apple Script during installation to close While on macOS High Sierra this didn't require additional permissions, it does now under macOS Mojave, since Apple has decided to restrict Apple Script access, which makes sense in a lot of cases, but unfortunately the implementation is not necessarily great and can be confusing.

    Hope that explains what is going on.

  2. Steve closed this discussion on 01 Jul, 2019 08:50 AM.

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