Why is Dropbox asking for my computer administrator password on my Mac?

If you’re on a Mac, you may need to authorize Dropbox to run on your computer by entering your computer's username and password.

This gives you access to all of Dropbox’s features, including:

  • Automatic app updates
  • Dropbox badge
  • Finder integration

Enter your computer's username and password to access all of Dropbox's features.

What if I don’t want to enter my username or password?

If you don’t want to authorize Dropbox on your computer, you can click Cancel. This means you won’t access to the features listed above. You’ll see the dialogue box the next time you start or restart Dropbox. 

If you want Dropbox to stop asking you to turn on accesibility, click the box next to Don't show this to me again.

Does this mean Dropbox can see my computer password?

No. Dropbox cannot see, receive, or share your computer password in any way. Entering your computer username and password in this dialog box only allows Apple to change your permission settings for Dropbox.

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