"Ableton Live wants to make changes. Enter your password to allow this"

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: MacOS

A prompt to enter your system login information may appear every time when loading Max for Live devices, or at launch if you have a Max for Live device in your template set:


Live 9: In order to resolve this you need to update to the latest version of Max for Live, which can be downloaded from your User Account.That's usually enough to fix it, but if the issue persists then reset Max for Live.

Live 10: As Max for Live is bundled with Live, you need to reset Max for Live.

Note: If this error message is not appearing in combination with Max for Live, then it could be caused by ReWire. Delete the ReWire and Rex folders in these locations:

  • Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Propellerhead Software/ReWire/
  • Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Propellerhead Software/Rex/