Make Me Admin

Make Me Admin allows standard user accounts to be elevated to administrator-level on a temporary basis. This is used to replace separate admin accounts.

Make Me Admin will give your account administrator access for 10 minutes. There is no limit on how many times you can run the program but we suggest only running it when needed. 

If you are on a tier 2 machine (you log in with your university credentials), access to run the program is restricted to only your account. If you would like someone else to run Make Me Admin on your machine please let us know.

If you are on a tier 1 machine, any local (non-UMD) account can run Make Me Admin.

How to run Make Me Admin

  1. Start the Make Me Admin app
    Make Me Admin icon
  2. Make Me Admin will check your current administrator status. After a few moments, the app will allow you to click "Grant Me Administrator Rights".
    Make Me Admin - Ready Screen
  3. A notification will pop up confirming that you now have admin rights.
    Make Me Admin "Now Admin" Notification
  4. After 10 minutes, a notification will alert you that your admin rights have ended.
    Make Me Admin "Admin Has Ended" Notification

Keywords:admin tier 2   Doc ID:110611
Owner:Kaitlyn K.Group:University of Maryland Engineering IT
Created:2021-04-29 17:16 EDTUpdated:2023-04-10 08:12 EDT
Sites:University of Maryland Engineering IT
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