I want to create a user with OS X restrictions (Parental Control), which would still be allowed to install applications in the standard Applications folder using its password.
Is it possible? How should I do it?
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I wouldn't recommend that you try to put in such a scheme. If you wish to use restrictions, you would generally not want the restricted user to install any application either (for security reasons).
Normally, a non-admin user cannot install applications in the system applications folder at
/Applications since it's owned by user
root and group
admin. However, a non-admin user can install applications under the home directories (
~/Applications), but those applications would be available only to that specific user (certain applications that are designed to be in
/Applications or those using installer packages to write into system locations may not work well in such a case).
If you wish to allow a non-admin user to install applications into
/Applications, then you can add that user to the
admin group from
Terminal.app (instead of going to System Preferences and allowing the user to be an administrator). Keep in mind that a user who can install applications into
/Applications can also remove applications from there (intentionally or unintentionally).