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Questions tagged [permission]

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

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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 ...
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List readonly files

I need to list or show or query for the files in a folder (well, technically, on a USB drive, but I can navigate to it in Finder/Terminal) that are marked readonly. All the Google-fu in the world ...
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In a MacOS Mojave bash script “-w /etc/passwd” is false even for root

An old bash script I have tested to see if a user was root by seeing if /etc/passwd was writeable. In MacOS High Sierra it returned true for root, and false for anyone else. But in macOS Mojave the ...
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ACL/permissions inheritance nightmares on Mojave

I have read through multiple questions on the topic of ACL inheritance on Mac OS X, but unfortunately, none seem to be effective in solving this issue in Mojave. They do seem to work on High Sierra, ...
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Is “Fix Permissions” deleted or hidden?

I want to temporarily change owner/group/permissions on a lot of files in one user's ~/Library. I know that the old Fix Permissions is not the silver bullet it was claimed to be for a lot of things, ...
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chown/chmod/chgrp on Users/____/Library without disabling SIP?

I know how to disable and enable SIP, but is there an easier way to remove ACLs from a user's library? I want to move and/or copy some things from my admin account to my regular account and SIP ...
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Modify permissions of files created via SMB in a specific directory

I have a multifunction printer that has a SMB-capable scanning unit. I want to have the printer send scans to an SMB share on my iMac running macOS High Sierra (10.13). I do not want to store my main ...
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Can't delete file even when using sudo

Trying to delete the following file: ~/Library/Cookies/HSTS.plist, but MacOS won't let me do it even when using sudo. I just switched to Mac (was using Ubuntu before) and I'm probably missing ...
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What is the Apple Watch to iphone pairing animation called?

I need to build something similar for my own app and am heavily inspired by this animation. I despise QR codes and would love something like this and am comfortable designing it from scratch. Just ...
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What's the right ownership for /usr/local for current macOS and Homebrew versions?

Someone told me that Homebrew no longer requires /usr/local/ to have an ownership such that it can be written by brew commands ... I recall long time ago I have to manually change the ownership ...
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Can I lock my app until user give me a permission (like location permission)?

I am developing an app and I am highly in need of location services and without that my app is not working. Can I block users from using my app (showing a page to them) until they go to settings and ...
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Spotlight solution stops TextEdit files opening

After running the solution for Spotlight re-indexing takes too long or doesn't work I can't save or open TextEdit files on any drive. I get the error: The document “anyfilename” could not be opened....
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Change permisions on /usr and /usr/local to link Homebrew package

How does one change permissions for /usr or /usr/local? I tried doing sudo chmod 775 /usr/local, but it says chmod: Unable to change file mode on /usr/local: Operation not permitted` so I ran ls -l ...
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How to have two owners access the same files

I'm trying to give full access to two different users in the same directory. When I run Laravel via Apache, it uses the _www user. When I run Laravel via PHPUnit (on the command line), it uses my own ...
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Using Console utility to get the full logs with admin perms but as a non admin user

I maintain at least 2 logins: normal is non admin permissions admin - to do those sometimes tasks but increase my security. [10.11.6 EL Cap, not new logger system. I hope to get to that sometime ...
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Move macos user home folders on external drive

I got a shiny new Mac Mini but couldn't afford a 1TB internal SSD to hold all my stuff, so I'm testing ways to leverage an external disk for user storage. I know I can point Photos and iTunes to ...
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Reset All Mojave App Permissions

So I upgraded to Mojave recently and I got some app permission popups requesting access to system events, etc. I didn't recognise some of these the apps and didn't allow access. Now it turns out ...
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iTerm2 - Accessibility and Full Disk Access

Just installed iTerm2 and it asked me change some settings in Security & Privacy of macOS. At the moment I gave "Full Disk Access". Under "Accessibility" I see iTerm2 listed but without the ...
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“macOS needs to repair your library” error loop on Mojave upgrade [duplicate]

I’ve been having trouble fixing the “macOS needs to repair your library” loop for the past couple of days and I’m running out of options. The message pops up over and over again, no matter what I do. ...
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How do I delete qmasterd in Incompatible Software folder?

I have this pesky file "qmasterd" that has been moved to the "Incompatible Software" folder by the macOS Installer. It must have been lying around on my Mac from years ago when I had Final Cut Pro v6 ...
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How to stop gatekeeper always asking for app verification in standard account?

I've recently done a clean install of High Sierra and am struggling with reducing the annoyance of the app verification from gatekeeper. For security I log in as a standard user and have a separate ...
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OSX - File Sharing - Permission problems

I bought a Mac Mini (OSX High Sierra), also with the intention to use it as a file server. I am very surprised that this seems to be an issue. I am using Samba share that is also supposed to work for ...
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Edit text file in a folder owned by a different user on macOS? I have system admin password

How can I access and edit a text file found in a folder owned by another user? I am in the original user account setup for this macOS Mojave installation, and have the system admin password. So I ...
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What are “Write Only (Drop Box)” permissions?

I noticed under Sharing & Permission in folder/file info that I have a weird third type of permissions. Next to Read & Write and Read Only, I also have the option "Write Only (Drop Box)". I ...
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Errors when reseting external drive permissions on High Sierra

I have an external RAID array with several disks. I am unable to reset permissions. For example: sudo resetUserPermissions /Volumes/Data/ `id -u` returns: Ready to reset user permissions on disk5 ...
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How to change icon of terminal default on mac os? [duplicate]

How can I change icon terminal on mac os? I can change icon another app but I can't change icon terminal mac. I tried any way to change icon terminal, but I not success. It requires authorization ...
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How do I grant root access to user files in Mojave?

I upgraded my laptop to Mojave. For years, my backup strategy has included using rsync (MacPorts rsync 3.1.3) to copy files to a file server. This stopped working properly, now showing some errors ...
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How in the world do I get all of my Time Machine backups permissions to stop “Fetching” perpetually?

I think i have a corrupt time machine backup or something and I don’t know what to do. My permissions are all screwy and I am not allowed access to folders I should have access to. Things don’t copy ...
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I accidentally allowed software to load when asked. How do I find out what I allowed (and block it again if needed)?

I just upgraded to Mojave, and all went well. When the system restarted, I was shown the name of an application or extension that was being blocked from loading, and I mistakenly authorized it to load....
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Can't disable fonts in Font Book after fresh Mojave install

I just finished installing macOS Mojave on a brand new 2018 MacBook Pro. One of the first things I usually do is disable all unnecessary fonts. This time, the option to disable the font is grayed ...
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Why does Apple provide the “Ignore ownership on this volume” setting?

This seems like a total abuse to the Unix file system ownership principals. The only reason I can think of that Apple may have implemented this is that non-technical users were probably fighting ...
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Can't get write permission on external hard drive when exporting from Lightroom

A few days ago I bought a new 2018 MacBook Pro which is running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. I have been a Windows user till then. After I edited my photos on the new Mac in Lightroom, I plugged in my ...
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How can I remove the “downloaded from the internet” security from all files in a directory?

I have a bunch of files I copied from another computer and am unable to use them as I get various security and permission errors. When I compile using Xamarin I get permission denied. When I try to ...
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How can I permanently delete folders from /var/folders/ situated in Trash?

I recently encountered an error where none of the applications would open, similar to this. I was able to resolve the issue by using Go to Folder... option under the Go menu and navigating to /var/...
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How to manage permissions of files owned by user “_unknown” in Mac OS 10.13.4?

I've got permissions problems with files on my MacOS 10.13.4 desktop. When I try to correct the problems by hand, I see a curious issue: Matt$ sudo chown Matt:Engineers TestFile chown: TestFile: ...
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How can I manage client-side permissions on Mac OS 10.13.4 folders shared via SMB?

On my Mac OS 10.13.4 desktop (Late 2014 Mac mini) I am serving some large volumes via SMB to Windows users in our group. I have enabled ACLs in the SMB server config, and asserted ACLs for the parent ...
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Items can’t be copied to “folder name” because you don’t have permission to read them

When trying to copy files to a network drive (external hard drive via Router by way of SMB) from MacBook Pro, I get the following: Items can’t be copied to “folder name” because you don’t have ...
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Cannot kill Bitdefender process after uninstalling it, no launch daemons found

Recently, I installed Bitdefender Antivirus. I wanted to remove it after the trial period. After uninstalling it via CCleaner, moving all stuff from Librar, I found there is still an agent up and ...
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Permissions keep changing on Desktop

I am running a Apache2 on my MBP on macOS 10.13.6. I setup everything well, and it works when going to localhost/~user. In my ~/Sites folder, I have a symbolic link to a folder on my Desktop with my ...
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How to get my mac to actually get me to connect to share as me?

I have 2 Macs. On one Mac Mini (Mini) I have a shared folder. On the other MacBook Pro (MBP) I try to connect to that shared folder. Both machines are running 10.13.6 high sierra My questions is, how ...
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Is it possible to allow usage for an app or program for a specific times on a Mac?

I was trying to achieve this using a second account (which is the admin account) and Parental Controls, but it seemed this isn't possible to do so. I know there are some programs which you can ...
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Cannot load old Mac Air after trying to enable Night Shift mode

I have an old 13' MacBook Air (2011) with latest OSX High Sierra. I've tried to enable night shift by installing Night-Shift-on-Unsupported-Macs and after that OSX load is stuck at login screen with ...
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Permissions issue in macbook pro when I have admin access [duplicate]

I've been having some problems with my mac battery draining overnight when I put it to sleep. I was trying to debug the issue by following the thread here. However, neither of the two methods of ...
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Want to revoke permission to access an app which has previously been given

We previously gave permission for our daughter to access Instagram on her phone via family sharing and now no longer wish her to have access. We have deleted the app and it has gone. However, in the ...