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Create a transparent local software update server
Authored by: hellermd98 on Oct 11, '07 03:06:09AM

Most of our users have standard privileges, not administrative privileges.

Is there a way to allow a standard privilege user to run the "Software Update " without knowing an administrative user's credentials? That is, how can a standard user perform a software update while keeping an administrative account's secret? If the standard user had the user name and password combination for an administrative account to run software update, then s/he could install anything on her/his software.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!



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Create a transparent local software update server
Authored by: zpjet on Oct 12, '07 02:15:42AM

changing suid of the app should help. i haven't tested it tho:

sudo chmod -R u+s /System/Library/CoreServices/Software Update.app

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