Standard user with rights to install new external device

G_M_
New Contributor III

As in our company we deploy standard local users, whenever they try to plug in a new external device like an ethernet cable, he must fill admin user credentials in order to activate the new peripheral. Is there a way to avoid this and give std user the rights to plug in any external device without being prompted for admin user/pwd?

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Chris_Hafner
Valued Contributor II

Well, that's interesting. While it would take admin credentials to add a network service, it is not required to connect an ethernet cable, even with an adaptor. You may have something deeper going on (from a configuration standpoint). However, there are ways to deal with stuff "like" this. First, you can modify access to specific preferences and preference panes using the security command line tool.

https://www.jamf.com/jamf-nation/discussions/28612/unlock-specific-preference-for-non-admin-account
also, this is still relevent: https://derflounder.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/managing-the-authorization-database-in-os-x-mavericks/

However, I'm far more curious as to why a standard mac user would be asked for admin credentials for connecting to an Ethernet network.

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Chris_Hafner
Valued Contributor II

Well, that's interesting. While it would take admin credentials to add a network service, it is not required to connect an ethernet cable, even with an adaptor. You may have something deeper going on (from a configuration standpoint). However, there are ways to deal with stuff "like" this. First, you can modify access to specific preferences and preference panes using the security command line tool.

https://www.jamf.com/jamf-nation/discussions/28612/unlock-specific-preference-for-non-admin-account
also, this is still relevent: https://derflounder.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/managing-the-authorization-database-in-os-x-mavericks/

However, I'm far more curious as to why a standard mac user would be asked for admin credentials for connecting to an Ethernet network.

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G_M_
New Contributor III

@Chris_Hafner This thread here
https://www.jamf.com/jamf-nation/discussions/28612/unlock-specific-preference-for-non-admin-account
suggested by you, gave me the key.