Authorizing Live for all users on a Mac

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: Mac

The following procedure can only be performed by your computer's administrator.

  1. The administrator must install and unlock Live
  2. Copy the folder and contents of /User/Library/Application Support/Ableton/[Live X]/Unlock/ to /Library/Application Support/Ableton/[Live X]/ where the X in "[Live X]" is your Live version number
    Important: This folder is created automatically by Live and is located in the computer's user level Library which is hidden by default. Here's how to access hidden folders on Mac
  3. Change access rights of the folder "/Library/Application Support/Ableton" and all contained files for Group to "Read"
    Important: This folder is not created automatically. It need to be created manually and placed in the local level Library (rather than the user level Library)

Note: You must repeat this procedure every time you update Live.

Please refer to the following knowledge base article for further information on how to access hidden folders on Windows and Mac OS X.