Authentication is needed [Mac]

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beslain
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Authentication is needed [Mac]

Post by beslain »

Hi,

I installed DDRescue GUI on my Mac. When I open it, it will requir authentication. See Attachement.

It just say "Password" nothing else.

What should I type in?

Thank you

Kind regrads.

Bill
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hamishmb
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Re: Authentication is needed [Mac]

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Hi,

You need to enter your user password. This is because DDRescue-GUI needs some higher-level privileges in order to do the low-level disk reading and writing operations, and to collect disk information.

Hope this helps,
Hamish
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Re: Authentication is needed [Mac]

Post by labtech »

Hamishmb,

Thanks for the update on Big Sur.
Getting an error here saying the Mac App Store cannot verify the new version (for malware), therefore it does not allow installation.
How to get around this, please?
TIA
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Re: Authentication is needed [Mac]

Post by hamishmb »

Hi,

Please post a separate topic for separate issues.

DDRescue-GUI is not available on the Mac App Store, so this error message doesn't make sense. The error about being unable to verify for malware is because I'm not a registered developer (this requires a $100 yearly payment to Apple, which I can't justify for a free application).

If you right click the app and then click open, you should be able to bypass the error.

Hope this helps,
Hamish
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