Posted on 04-09-2019 07:55 PM
Application: GitHub Desktop
Issue: Does not auto-update and pops an message asking to install a helper (Admin rights required to install). This is in Self-Service for all of my IS Macs however the developers/users do NOT have admin rights. Also, this application updates versions almost every week.
1. What are the rules behind using both of these directories?
2. Is it more secure to install as many applications as possible into the ~/Applications since this location has less access/priviledges?
3. Would it be a good idea to use a script to copy the .app bundle to the ~/Applications folder rather then using Jamf to install to the /Applications folder?
4. What issues may be encountered down the road when installing into ~/Applications?
Posted on 04-10-2019 03:32 PM
I don't use the GitHub App, but i can tell you this about those two locations if you didn't already know.
Installing /Applications makes it usuable to all users on that computer.
Installing in /~/Applications is installing on only the currently logged on user.