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 authorize Live.
  2. Copy the folder and contents of:

    /User/Library/Application Support/Ableton/[Live XXX]/Unlock/
    /Library/Application Support/Ableton/[Live XXX]/
    (where XXX is the Live version number)

    Important: This folder is created automatically by Live once it has been authorized 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.