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Questions tagged [permission]

Allowing and restricting which users can perform what operations of particular files

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iPhone: Game app able to access Photos without permission

I have downloaded a game from the App Store onto my iPhone. My understanding is that apps need to ask for, and be granted or denied, permission to access iCloud, Photo gallery etc. But in this game, ...
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Change permission of external hfs drive

Two of my external HFS+ drives changed permission after I did something wrong while my iMac (Sierra) was connected to an old MacPro2.1 (Snow Leopard) and I shared all the disks on network. So I lost ...
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OSX File permissions and inheritance when copying files

OSX: High Sierra I have 2 drives mounted. The drive I am copying files from has permissions of 700 and when I copy them to the second mount (NFS) I want them to have 755. How can I get inheritance to ...
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“sudoers is owned by uid 501, should be uid 0” message, but sudo works fine [duplicate]

Running Mojave on a MBP 2012 13" and I get that message every time I use the sudo command. It isn't preventing me to use sudo, but I get the feeling it'll bite me in the butt at some point in time, ...
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Cannot access my Documents

I updated my iMac to 10.14.5 and seem to have some problems. The folder “Documents” can’t be opened because you don’t have permission to see its contents. The permissions look OK (not sure what ...
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Change permissions of a folder with cronjob [duplicate]

I have a scanner that can "save to folder" only with FTP or CIFS protocols. I managed to set it up with CIFS to save the file to a shared folder on a Mac, however although the folder has read/write ...
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Allow non-admin user to sudo without access to admin account data

I need to lend my MBP to a friend for a few days while their laptop is out for repair. I would like to not have to erase my account to do that. I have set up another User Account for them without ...
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Screwed up administrative name on sudo when trying to change usernames

Disclaimer: I am NOT at all fluent in coding or its jargon, so bear with me. I recently downloaded a software and wanted to remove it. I tried to do it via sudo on the MacBook terminal. I was trying ...
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Cannot see files from Finder but I can from Terminal

I have one folder where ExifRenamer (some tool for renaming images by date created) put my renamed pictures, but I cannot see them from Finder. I can see the files with ls -la but I cannot see it from ...
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iTerm2 not using password for sudo

When attempting to run a command in privileged mode using sudo, iTerm responds by saying that the password is incorrect. I am sure that the password that I entered is correct. What is going wrong? ...
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Access Safari history in `~/Library/` bypassing SIP [duplicate]

I have a Python script which reads the Safari browser history by opening ~/Library/Safari/History.db and parsing the SQLite database. Unfortunately, on some Macs, the System Integrity Protection ...
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Fast User switching shared folder permissions

I have touch ID and fast user switch between accounts using dif fingers. They have have dif gmail info and home folders. I don't make the guest an admin. Whats the best way that I can set up the home ...
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What process is changing my file permissions?

Every once in a while, I notice that something must have recursively changed all my files' permissions in my home directory to go-rx — so I do: $ find . -type f -exec chmod go+r {} \; $ find . -type ...
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Moved home-folder to external drive - after booting up Apps sometimes won't load

Bid on an 2018 Mac Mini on Ebay, when I realized that this impulse buy is an error (128GB internal drive) it was already too late. Solved that problem by moving my Home-Folder to an external ...
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What is identityservicesd?

*Just a preface I do not have anything noticeably wrong with my computer (MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), Mojave 10.14.4), and I was learning as I went along. In the process of cleaning out ...
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Permission for drive

I've installed Windows beside macOS. My MacBook now has two drives. Drive "A" and Drive "B". Drive "A" has macOS boot and Drive "B" Windows 7. The problem now is that I can't modify drive A when ...
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Connect through Finder with server, save permissions? [duplicate]

I'm trying to access my FTP server through Finder, I can open the server and access the files. But when I try to change a .css file or something and save I then get an error stating that I don't have ...
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Why does the calendar app require access to my emails?

I recently ran an update to Mojave 10.14.4, and following this update, I was prompted by "Internet Accounts" to re-authorise access to my Google account. Notice that I only wish to syncrhonise ...
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Admin password not working for sudo?

I've been trying to run this command in the terminal: $ sudo rm -ri ~/.Trash However after being prompted to type in my password (which I believe it needs to be the admin's password) and after ...
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Why does chunkwm fail with “Permission denied” error for .chunkwmrc

ashleyharvey@Themis:~$ ls -al .chunkwmrc -rw------- 2 ashleyharvey staff 4.7K Apr 4 22:24 .chunkwmrc ashleyharvey@Themis:~$ chunkwm /bin/bash: /Users/ashleyharvey/.chunkwmrc: Permission denied So, ...
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How can a script detect if it has access to some Security & Privacy parameters?

I've created a script which uninstalls an application I've created. However, as you may know, in macOS Mojave the system requests the user's permission to allow said script to control System Events. ...
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Allow find command to access my files

I'm trying to use the find command to find a file on my Mac. However, when I used the command I accidentally denied my Mac permission to search my various folders, including documents and photos. How ...
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How to fix Permission Denied error when starting up MongoDB

So I'm newbie to learning react and node and thought of building something based on MERN stack - I installed mongodb using npm install -g mongodb then it says its installed - then to create data ...
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Books.app not working, Generic icon

I updated to Mojave 10.14.4 last night and when I came back to work my Books.app has a generic icon and will not open. Executing the binary from terminal gives me the following Mar 28 14:01:11 MBP ...
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App cannot create folder when needed, needs permissions

I'm trying to use Unity to export the app I'm creating. It gets about halfway through the process before showing the message: "Creating directory. Creating directory Library/ScriptAssemblies failed. ...
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“Write Permission Not Granted” When saving to Windows Share from Photoshop

I've been banging my head against this and figured it's time I come to the community and see if any Apple experts can offer some advice on what to try. I've done the following: The users have their ...
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The command Line would not let me repair my disk permission on Mac (Mojave)

Im on macOS Mojave on my Mac. I deleted my admin and made my user to admin. Now, I have problems with permission of files in the system. Yosemite was able to repair disk permissions by pressing a ...
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How can I change the ownership of the unwritable directories for Homebrew?

I had admin account before and I deleted the admin and made the user as admin because it was bit of pain in neck. This is now the admin user called zuhairhallak. Before, installing Homebrew, it was ...
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How to give myself permission to edit the locked hosts file on MacOS Mojave? [duplicate]

I am logged in with my admin account, which is my only account on this computer. I checked under preferences and it says "admin". I have located the file here: /private/etc/hosts When I go to ...
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“Permission denied” when running macOS installer from command line

I'm trying to install High Sierra to an external drive, from a system which is running Mojave. I can't run the GUI installer (it warns me about trying to install an older version of the OS), so I'm ...
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Even as admin, I cannot edit DefaultFonts.plist for Notes.app. What am I doing wrong? [duplicate]

I want to modify DefaultFonts.plist for the Notes application. I've tried a few different ways since what worked on old OS doesn't on 10.14 Mojave: I've navigated to the file through finder, went to ...
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Combine Time Machine backups in Mojave

My Time Machine backup drive became corrupt. It would take several minutes to mount, and then MacOS would warn me to back up the data. When I tried copying Backups.backupdb out I got "Error Code -36"...
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How can I run Windows in a VM using VirtualBox? My image is always permission denied

I'm attempting to run a Bootcamp partition in a virtual machine using VirtualBox. It's a Windows 10 install with latest Bootcamp drivers (which I guess is irrelevant here) and latest version of ...
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Permission of ~/.Trash is always gone after Time machine backup

Every day, permission of ~/.Trash is always gone(Pic1). And .Trash become zero bytes file. That mean, I can't move files to Trash, and Finder will delete files immediately. Every time ~/.Trash go ...
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How do we delete protected apps in Mojave?

News.app, Stocks.app, GarageBand... when you try to delete them, you are forbidden because they are "protected" apps. I tried disabling SIP (System Integrity Protection) and still could not delete ...
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Can not create files on samba share for Time Machine

OS 10.14.2 / ubuntu 10.04/ samba 4.9.2 My ultimate aim is to use a samba share with Time Machine. I have built an up to date version of samba (4.9.2) which has the necessary support for Time Machine ...
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Unlike other folders, dragging apps out of /Applications create an alias. What controls this behavior?

I usually install Cyberduck by dragging the .app bundle into the Applications folder on the root of my hard drive (/Applications). However, on macOS versions 10.7 Lion and newer, if I later decide to ...
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Self-Renewing 'Automation' virus redirects Safari and Chrome through ads to bing. Renews through a memory alert

Running macOS 10.14.2. Safari 12.0.1. Symptoms: Safari redirects searches through proxy to bing Chrome redirects searches through proxy to bing In Privacy Settings, under Automation "Finder" with no ...
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Any idea why I can't edit a file even if I run vim as root?

I am on OSX Mojave and I have a file with the following permissions: -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 2.7K Jan 31 04:32 settings.json I did a sudo su - and now whoami returns root. Any idea why I ...
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Cannot configure xdebug; “Operation not permitted” error when trying to cp

I'm trying to configure xdebug, but when I run the command cp Downloads/xdebug-2.6.1/xdebug-2.6.1/modules/xdebug.so /usr/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20160303 I get a "Operation not ...
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Is there a workaround for the Outlook for Mac calendar permissions bug?

As discussed here and here, Outlook for Mac users cannot load any other Outlook user's calendar if the latter user's permissions are set to show "Free/Busy Only"; they can only load Outlook calendars ...
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Macos Mojave: how to deal with corrupted bsd_flag in a private/var directory?

Machine: MacBook Pro late 2013 OS: Mojave 10.14.1 Disk Utility reported several problems with my HDD, so I ran it in recovery mode, and when more problems were left, I ran fsck in single user mode. ...
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Block opening of DMG files by non-admin user

I set up Parental Control for a user but said user is still able to download and install additional software from DMG files (among other they downloaded TOR browser which bypasses parental control).. ...
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How to revoke the Health App's permissions to Messages

Under Privacy -> Health the App Messages is listed as an App accessing my Health data, and in the Health App, Massages is listed as a Source. How do I revoke those permissions? And is there a way ...
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How can I restrict restrict an apps permissions to a specific file?

I intentionally have downloaded the virus lose/lose. My antivirus keeps quarantining it, so I'd like to change the apps permissions so that it can't access lose/lose.zip. How can I change the apps ...
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Why can I open a connection on port 80 for 0.0.0.0 but not other forms?

My understanding of Linux/MacOS (I think they are the same in this regard) port permissions is that ports 1-1024 are only available to root, but above that, they are available to anyone. However, I'...
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MacOS File Permissions Reset After Writing

I have two user accounts on my MacOS 10.12, both should be able to read and write a KeePass file saved in /Users/Shared/. I've created a user group for this called me that contains both users. In the ...
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Cannot access directory through standard user even when permission is given

I have a directory that I need to use to launch my OpenVPN client in my Mac. It is copied from my Raspberry Pi server through SSH protocol with my root user in Terminal with SCP. However, I need the ...
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Setting Strict File Permissions and ACL’s for a KeepassXC keyfile on Mac OS

I use keepassXC on mac for my password manager. I use the keyfile feature with it, which requires a keepassxc created keyfile to be read in order for the database to be unlocked (veracrypt utilizes ...
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MacOS Mojave causing permission errors [closed]

Issue: MacOS permissions falsely configured. Recently I had some networking issues on my mac running High Sierra, so I backed up my disk, completely wiped my mac, installed Mojave and then moved ...