The employees in my company are encouraged to get themselves the apps from App Store if they need them for a task at hand in addition to the apps pre-installed by the administrator. There seems to be no way to remove such apps when they are no longer needed.
What have I tried?
- In App Store, in the grid of apps after clicking on my account, I tried selecting "Delete app" from the three dot menu of the app.
- In Launchpad, I tried hitting ⌥ option key and clicking ⦻ which appears next to the app.
- I tried going to Applications folder in Finder and choosing "Move to trash" from right-click menu.
- I tried dragging and dropping the app from Applications in Finder and from Launchpad onto the trash bin icon in the dock.
Each time the pop-up asks to login as an administrator. I cannot satisfy it with my Mac login account or my Apple ID which I use for App Store.
I imagined that the application is installed to a place where the App Store is allowed access to, so I would be able to remove the app with the App Store in the same way that I installed it. I have no problem updating those apps manually in App Store. App Store also updates them automatically for me.
For example, here are the permissions of WhatsApp app directory:
/Applications % ls -la WhatsApp.app total 0 drwxr-xr-x@ 3 root wheel 96 2 гру 12:08 . drwxrwxr-x+ 28 root admin 896 2 гру 18:08 .. drwxr-xr-x 10 root wheel 320 2 гру 12:08 Contents /Applications % xattr -l WhatsApp.app com.apple.appstore.store_cohort: 7|date=1605871800000&sf=143492&pgtp=Software&pgid=1147396723&prpg=Search_3d742123-f66f-4798-8833-3ee76553ac1b&ctxt=Search&issrch=1 com.apple.appstore.storefront: 143492 com.apple.appstore.vendor_name: WhatsApp Inc.
rm -r WhatsApp.app, but, as expected, it returns
Permission denied for each file until I terminate it.
May it be possible to be able to remove the apps, which I install from App Store, on my own or there is a technical obstacle which definitely prevents me from doing it? If it is not enabled by default, may be the system administrator can enable it somehow, so that I do not need the administrator for removing those apps, without giving me unnecessary permissions?
I am under macOS Catalina version 10.15.7 (19H15).
This question is similar to another one, but in my question I am specifically interested in how to remove the app, not in why the administrative password is requested.
Please note that my display language is not English, so some text may be not precise.