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H. DuttInterprocess Communication with macOShttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-7045-5_10

10. Privilege Elevation

Hem Dutt1  
North Delhi, Delhi, India

By default, applications on macOS run with the privileges of the currently logged in user. Different users might have different rights with respect to changing system-wide settings, accessing files, and so on, which depend on whether they are admin users or ordinary users. Majority of tasks on macOS can be executed with admin privileges, but there are a few operations that require additional privileges above and beyond the scope of even an admin user. An application or process having such additional rights ...

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