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How to start Eddie on Mac without having to type password every time

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Hi all! Great VPN service. I'm wondering if there is any way to set things up so that we don't have to type the system password every time we launch Eddie on Mac OSX High Sierra?  Right now, every time we launch it, a box pops up that says "Eddie wants to make changes", and we have to enter an admin password. Any way to set this and forget it?  It's annoying to have to type in the password every single time it is launched...sorry for the newbie question and thanks in advance for any answers!

 

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It's probably the same for all Mac users since I got also that window everytime I launch Eddie... I would love to know too if there's any way to get rid of this password request. Any ideas ?

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Hello!

 

You can find some links to it in the Guides Section of the link in my signature. Although it's not recommended to disable such permissions features, as it's a pretty small "gain" for a potentially larger security risk.


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It's a year later and this problem persists.  I don’t mean to be taken as being overly critical.  In most ways I’m pleased with performance of the Eddie app under macos.  However, some of the searching I did suggested that an app that repeatedly requires the admin password is not well designed.   I can say that a VPN client from another vendor doesn't require the admin password every time you start it, and so can benefit from automatic reconnect at startup, not requiring intervention with the password.  Note that “automatic reconnect at startup” is an option in the Eddie app, but IMHO it is poorly implemented if it is not automatic.

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On 6/1/2019 at 3:41 PM, NOTuse said:

It's a year later and this problem persists.  I don’t mean to be taken as being overly critical.  In most ways I’m pleased with performance of the Eddie app under macos.  However, some of the searching I did suggested that an app that repeatedly requires the admin password is not well designed.   I can say that a VPN client from another vendor doesn't require the admin password every time you start it, and so can benefit from automatic reconnect at startup, not requiring intervention with the password.  Note that “automatic reconnect at startup” is an option in the Eddie app, but IMHO it is poorly implemented if it is not automatic.


Hello,

it's an important security feature that you could bypass. We strongly recommend that you don't. Yes, there are other applications that gain root privileges without asking you for a password, and they are exploited to gain control of your machine. Remember the Viscosity disaster.

Eddie can be started automatically at startup through a command line, if you want no interaction with it: you may run it on one of your init scripts via a shell.

We are also moving toward a totally different software approach in UNIX-like machines (including FreeBSD/Darwin based machines like Mac), so you will see anyway important news in the next months.

Kind regards
AirVPN Support Team

 

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