I have an associate who is getting elevated permissions pop-ups on their Mac with the message “Apple wants to make changes”. I suspect this may not be a legitimate request. How do I determine which process is asking for these permissions?

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    Yeah, the situation sounds similar, though I'm not sure if my colleague is having Safari issues. The question I'm asking is more specific though. How do I figure out which process is asking for elevated permissions?
    – xdhmoore
    Sep 22, 2019 at 1:19
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    I have no idea if it's a recent thing or if they are using catalina, so i removed the tag. My question is how to determine which process is asking for those permissions.
    – xdhmoore
    Sep 22, 2019 at 6:25
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    Actually a good question. On Windows open windows are called out specifically in task manager and you can right-click on a process andd "go to [PROCESS]" if you are not sure. It is very handy. I've not seen similar functionality on macOS, unfortunately. Sep 22, 2019 at 18:16
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    I am surprised macOS doesn't let us see what, exactly, is asking for our Apple id password... somewhat scary
    – minseong
    Sep 23, 2019 at 22:28


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