Apple App store is really annoying with all their security. Is there a way to never logout and never retype your passwords?
I newer log out, but it seems something logs me out (sign out) automatically?
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Authorisation and authentication on Mac OS X are controlled by rights. The App Store likely uses the authenticate-appstore-30 right to determine who has the right to login and how long the authorisation should last.
By default the
authenticate-appstore-30 right times out after 30 minutes.
To allow all users with no time out, the
security command would be:
sudo security authorizationdb write authenticate-appstore-30 allow
To allow administrators only with no time out, the
authbuddy command would be:
sudo /usr/local/bin/authbuddy set authenticate-appstore-30 administrator
Adjusting rights is prone to causing problems; be careful. Der Flounder walks through the process for setting and testing in this article, Managing the Authorization Database in OS X Mavericks.
This would be a 2 part question.
Apple Store has 2 levels.
One is general level
you can stay always signed in to that one by simply not singing out.
It will know it is you since it will show your user name:
It will show you your Updates and your Past Purchases.
The next level will always require you to confirm it is you. (what a strange English that was :)
If you want to make a Purchase or change your account settings then the Password is required.
Normally once logged in you will stay logged in. The Apple store does not log you out.
One possible reason would be if you change the Computer user, that would lead to log out of the Apple store.
Also your user account might have a problem, so try if you stay logged in in another user account (if you have one).