Admin by Request (Mac): Requesting Admin Access
This document outlines the ways to request administrative privilege's using Admin by Request on a Apple Macintosh computer.
Admin by Request allows you to elevate your rights as required, while having basic user rights when administrative rights are not necessary. This is a self-service tool that does not require any intervention by LIT staff when you elevate your rights. It will allow you to have administrative rights to your workstation, or to just a single application when you need it. You can elevate your rights at any time, whether you are on campus or not. You should rarely need administrative sessions on your computer, however, in the event you do, there are several ways to request admin permissions.
Elevating the Entire Session
- You can click Request administrator access from the menu bar.
Or select the Administrative Access icon in the dock or in the applications folder
- After making the request, type a reason for requesting administrative access and click OK.
- Review the code of conduct and click OK.
- Notice the timer in the lower right-hand corner of your screen which shows how long your administrative session will last.
Click Finish if you wish to end the session sooner.
Actions may require administrative access
On rare occasions an action you take may require administrative access. In the example below, the user is dragging an application into the trash and Admin by Request prompts for the user to enter their credentials. The user enters their credentials and click "OK" and the action is successful
- If you have any issues with Admin by Request, please contact the Technology Helpdesk with your username, the device's C-number, and what error message you are getting.