system.privilege.admin

Authorisation Right in Mac OS X

The system.privilege.admin authorization right appears in the following versions of Mac OS X.

Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11 / 10.12

  {
    'allow-root' : 'true',
    'authenticate-user' : 'true',
    'class' : 'user',
    'comment' : 'Used by AuthorizationExecuteWithPrivileges(...).  
      AuthorizationExecuteWithPrivileges() is used by programs requesting
      to run a tool as root (e.g., some installers).',
    'group' : 'admin',
    'session-owner' : 'false',
    'shared' : 'false',
    'timeout' : '300',
    'tries' : '10000'
  }

Mac OS X 10.6 / 10.7 / 10.8

  {
    'allow-root' : 'true',
    'class' : 'user',
    'comment' : 'Used by AuthorizationExecuteWithPrivileges(...).  
      AuthorizationExecuteWithPrivileges() is used by programs requesting
      to run a tool as root (e.g., some installers).',
    'group' : 'admin',
    'shared' : 'false',
    'timeout' : '300'
  }

See other Mac OS X Authorization Rights.