Checking to see if you're an Admin on Mac

Written By Sharon Johnson (Super Administrator)

Updated at April 30th, 2020

Mac OS X

  1. Open the Apple menu.
  2. Select System Preferences.
  3. In the System Preferences window, click on the Users & Groups icon.
  4. On the left side of window that opens, locate your account name in the list.
    • If the word Admin is immediately below your account name, then you are an administrator on this machine.
    • If the word Standard is there, then you are not an administrator and your account cannot be used to install software or make administrative changes.


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