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Whenever I need to install an app using the package installer, there will be a prompt asking for admin user's name and password. How do I temporarily turn this feature off, so that any package can be installed automatically?

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You'll want to go into your System Preferences, and into Security & Privacy

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Then unlock - if needed - the lock on bottom left, and select "Anywhere". The computer might ask you for your password.

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When you're done, you should be able to open and install many .DMG installers without being prompted for a password.

When you are done, you can revert these settings as they are a good security to prevent third party apps from installing automatically on your computer.

  • Strangely, everything in the general tab is greyed out even after i unlock it. Any idea why and how to fix it? – Fermat's Student Sep 25 '15 at 0:03
  • Could you try repairing your permissions in Disk Utility, and restarting (while leaving the lock open), and trying again, see if you still run into this greyed out problem? – MicroMachine Sep 25 '15 at 0:16

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