Why asking for Administrator Password on launch?

Just installed Desktop version of Quickbooks for Mac 2019. Every time I launch Quickbooks I get a dialog asking me for my Administrator Password (which I autofills) and I just click OK.

I never saw this dialog pop-up in any of my past versions of Quickbooks - is there a way to turn this nuisance off as I am the only user (and administrator)?


There's a further wrinkle. We didn't use to require you to enter acknowledge the auto-entered password if it was stored in the Mac OS Keychain.  We added that because people forgot they had ever entered a password.  Then when something happened to their keychain (moved to a different computer, corruption, whatever) they would insist that QuickBooks had created the password and they couldn't possibly know it.  The requirement to acknowledge entry is our attempt to avoid that.

I'll enter a bug to allow a setting for bypassing that.  We'll see. 

Was this answer helpful? Yes No
IntuitBrooks , qbmacforum1@intuit.com
1 additional answer

No answers have been posted

More Actions

People come to QuickBooks Learn & Support for help and answers—we want to let them know that we're here to listen and share our knowledge. We do that with the style and format of our responses. Here are five guidelines:

  1. Keep it conversational. When answering questions, write like you speak. Imagine you're explaining something to a trusted friend, using simple, everyday language. Avoid jargon and technical terms when possible. When no other word will do, explain technical terms in plain English.
  2. Be clear and state the answer right up front. Ask yourself what specific information the person really needs and then provide it. Stick to the topic and avoid unnecessary details. Break information down into a numbered or bulleted list and highlight the most important details in bold.
  3. Be concise. Aim for no more than two short sentences in a paragraph, and try to keep paragraphs to two lines. A wall of text can look intimidating and many won't read it, so break it up. It's okay to link to other resources for more details, but avoid giving answers that contain little more than a link.
  4. Be a good listener. When people post very general questions, take a second to try to understand what they're really looking for. Then, provide a response that guides them to the best possible outcome.
  5. Be encouraging and positive. Look for ways to eliminate uncertainty by anticipating people's concerns. Make it apparent that we really like helping them achieve positive outcomes.

Select a file to attach:

Qb community
Looking for advice from other business owners?

Visit our QuickBooks Community site.