Privileges for macOS is designed to allow users to work as a standard user for day-to-day use, by providing a quick and easy way to get administrator rights when needed. When you do need admin rights, you can get them by clicking on the Privileges icon in your Dock.
We believe all users, including all developers, can benefit from using Privileges. Working as a standard user instead of an administrator adds another layer of security to your Mac and is considered a security best practice. Privileges helps enable users to act as administrators of the system only when required.
Privileges supports the following macOS versions:
- macOS 14.x
- macOS 13.x
- macOS 12.x
- macOS 11.x
- macOS 10.15.x
- macOS 10.14.x
- macOS 10.13.x
- macOS 10.12.x
🛠️ Easy install
🚀 Perfect for day-to-day use
⏰ Turn on admin rights anytime
🔐 Enjoy standard user security
⌛ Time limit option available
🔥 Command line use supported
🙅 No IT department needed
💻 For macOS 10.12.x and newer
As of Privileges 1.5.0, it is possible to manage settings for Privileges or the PrivilegesCLI command line tool using a macOS configuration profile. For more details, please click here.
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Have a look at how smoothly Privileges can grant you admin rights anytime you need more control over your Mac.
Privileges documentation is available via the wiki or the links below:
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This project references the following Apple
EvenBetterAuthorizationSample sample code, which is subject to separate license terms. None of the files were incorporated directly into the Privileges app. Instead, they were used as a reference and best practice guide.
Your use of the code included in this project is subject to the separate license terms applicable to the Apple sample license code.
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EvenBetterAuthorizationSample sample code is also available for review in the
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