Temporary Admin rights for Standard user on macOS Ventura

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I am searching for a script “Make a standard user an admin” that is compatible with the macOS Ventura version. The script that I have is not working and doesn’t show any errors. I also know about the Privileges, but I am especially looking for a script that changes the account status to admin, also want to control the time duration, the account should have admin access only for 45 minutes. Also, I want to execute that script from the UEM portal.

Is there any script available that works with macOS Ventura?

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  • Participant



    The Privileges app is good, but I need more control over the temporary admin rights duration. I need a script that works for only 45 minutes duration. After the duration ends, admin rights should revert to a standard user account. Also, I want to execute the script from the portal.

  • Hexnode



    Hello everyone. Thanks for sharing valuable insights in our Hexnode Connect.

    Yes, @Eugene. You can grant temporary administrative privileges for standard user accounts on macOS Ventura via scripts. You can execute the following script to grant administrative privileges to a standard user account for 45 minutes using Hexnode’s Execute Custom Script feature:


    macname=$(networksetup -getcomputername)

    date=$(date +”%d-%m-%y”)

    time=$(date +”%r”)

    console=$(stat -f “%Su” /dev/console)

    echo $console

    if groups $console | grep -q -w admin;


    echo “Is Already admin”;

    exit 0 else

    echo “Not admin”;


    osascript -e ‘display dialog “You now have Administrative Rights. Please do not misuse this privilege” buttons {“OK”} default button 1’

    dscl . -append /groups/admin GroupMembership $console

    sleep 2700 #sleep set for 45 minutes

    sudo dseditgroup -o edit -d $console -t user admin

    exit 0

    This script only works with the currently logged-in user account. Ensure that the user to be granted administrative privileges is logged-in on the device.

    After executing the script, the user will be prompted You now have administrator rights. Please do not misuse this privilege.” The user must click on the ‘OK’ button to obtain admin privileges for 45 minutes.

    Once the specified duration ends, the administrative privileges are revoked.

    If you encounter any issues or queries, please feel free to contact us at any time.



    Hexnode UEM