Alertus Desktop Asking for Admin Credentials Constantly


Alertus Desktop (UGAAlert) is asking for admin credentials. Hitting cancel does nothing. Providing the admin credentials causes additional errors.

Errors include: "FixPermissionsPrompt Type your password to allow this"

The issue is caused by Alertus not being able to write to the file /Library/Application Support/Alertus Technologies/Desktop Alert/aapid.




Uninstall and Reinstall Alertus (UGAAlert) from the Managed Software Portal (Munki)

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A server update caused a corruption to a configuration file that the client can't properly recover from. Reinstalling the application re-writes the file and resolves the issue.