File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
http://aspose.com/file-tools
The moose likes Mac OS and the fly likes gksudo in MacOS Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Engineering » Mac OS
Bookmark "gksudo in MacOS" Watch "gksudo in MacOS" New topic
Author

gksudo in MacOS

jaibhim max
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 15, 2010
Posts: 21
Hi All,

I am searching for "gksudo" 's replacement in Mac.... I am developing a application that requires sudo pesmissions. I would like to display a pop-up to ask for sudo password. I have googled it and got to know about "cocoasudo". But cocoasudo needs to be installed.
Is there any inbuilt utility in Mac to achieve this.



Regards,
akash
James Sabre
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 07, 2004
Posts: 781

My knowledge of OS-X is fairly limited but assuming it is not too dissimilar to Linux then a 'man sudo' should reveal that there is an an environment variable SUDO_ASKPASS which can be set to define a program to run to ask for the password when sudo -A is used. It may be that a different environment variable is used on OS-X but looking at the man page should help.

On Linux I have a Java Swing program that I can use but there are definite limitations. The main limitation I have found is that the password program cannot have any command line arguments so
is not allowed and one must wrap the 'java -jar mysudo.jar' up in a script. If I find a way to avoid this limitation I will post it but don't hold your breath; I don't think it is possible (security restrictions?).


Retired horse trader.
 Note: double-underline links may be advertisements automatically added by this site and are probably not endorsed by me.
marc weber
Sheriff

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 11343

I don't know, but might this help...?

Apple Developer - Mac Authorization Services


"We're kind of on the level of crossword puzzle writers... And no one ever goes to them and gives them an award." ~Joe Strummer
sscce.org
jaibhim max
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 15, 2010
Posts: 21
Thanks a lot.
Adam Koblentz
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 18, 2011
Posts: 19

Also from the CLI, you can run "sudo open <insert app.app>"
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
subject: gksudo in MacOS
 
Similar Threads
Installing JRE 5.0 on Ubuntu 10 in i686 architecture
windows vs mac
How to configure localhost to send email.
How to provide password to the prompt through Java
how to provide password to sudo command