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Dashboard requires administrative privileges


Martin Stevnhoved
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Hi Martin,

We require administrative access so that we can write to the Program Files directory (to install updates). There is no way for you to run Pulseway Dashboard without administrative rights without breaking some functionality.

Chris

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On 5/27/2016 at 9:06 PM, Dilbert said:

Why not move the update function to a seperate windows service? Would make our life much easier.

We also require administrative privileges for editing the registry settings and updating the remote desktop libraries. We will consider requesting user elevation when administrative rights are required.

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This isn't a good way of doing things - we're trying to lock down general user access here so that helpdesk people don't need admin rights on their own PCs.

This is a two year old thread, and there appears to have been no movement or action from Pulseway in that time.

Happy to have people need to login as admin when there is an update, but Pulseway should not be demanding admin access just to run a dashboard - that is a security vulnerability.

 

Thanks

Eric

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This issue is still the same it seems. Can you at least consider having the dashboard on a web interface so we can run it on any account on any platform? There really is no reason we should be made to keep an admin account unlocked for this. We are using a non-domain PC for this but still this is not a good example from a company like Pulseway.

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Any updates on this? Is there an updated version or an alternate way, that does not require admin rights?

It is a security vuln and really stupid to run a simple RDP app as an admin.

If you want to update the app, use a Windows service (You don't need to run Google Chrome/Firefox as admin, yet they are kept up to date automatically.). For comparison, Teamviewer does not require admin rights.

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Please change that behaviour. We use the pulseway dashboard to show system-status on a tv screen and some admin must enter admin-credentials EVERY MORNING in order to start Pulseway. At least give us a way to ignore auto-updates and let us update on our own instead of requiring admin-privs on an unattended TV.

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