macOS Transition - Administrative Rights

As part of this transition, it is also necessary to firm up the admin rights process for macOS. Due to this, if you have not been approved for admin rights in the past 1.5 years, you will need to reapply following the directions in the link below.

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For those that have been approved within that time frame, admin rights will be redeployed to the computer after the transition. At that time, you will be informed of the default password and work with the transition tech to change it from within your standard account. The admin rights will be removed from the computer 2 years from the date it was first deployed, unless proactively renewed.

As a reminder, your standard eServices account should not be made admin and you should not log in with your administrator account. The method for utilizing the administrator account is to enter its credentials only when prompted while working within your standard account and only for the purposes that were agreed upon as part of the admin rights review process. One of the key items to remember is that all software to be used on campus owned computers is to have been approved through the prior to installation. Failure to utilize the admin rights in the appropriate manner could result in their removal.