why doesn't 1Password for Mac beta updates ask for UserAdmin password when installing a new build?

subject line kinda says it all.

1Password Version: 6.6BETA-2 (660002)
Extension Version: 4.6.2
OS Version: 10.12.2 beta
Sync Type: dropbox
Referrer: forum-search:beta


  • sjksjk oversoul

    AgileBits Team Member

    Hi @aapl,

    You won't be prompted for an administrator name/password if the account (e.g. an admin, in many cases) that's initiating the 1Password update already has sufficient permission to do it. This is generally true for installation and updating of other apps.

    Hope that answers your question. :)

  • rudyrudy

    AgileBits Team Member


    @sjk's comment is mostly right. If you had previously installed 1Password using the .pkg installer, which installs 1Password with proper /Applications folder permissions (typically root:wheel and 755 permissions) then you would be prompted for your admin password when installing updates.


  • sjksjk oversoul

    AgileBits Team Member
    edited January 2017

    Thanks for that bonus about the installer, Rudy. My response was focused on updating beta builds and its updater doesn't use that. :smile:

  • Thanks for the replies! - Roger

  • brentybrenty

    AgileBits Team Member

    Glad that sjk and rudy were able to help. We're here if you need anything else. :)

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