Bug 27367 - "Xamarin.Android subscription is required" dialog when licence is present
Summary: "Xamarin.Android subscription is required" dialog when licence is present
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Android Player
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Player ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-02-24 12:28 UTC by Will Schaller
Modified: 2015-04-09 12:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Will Schaller 2015-02-24 12:28:35 UTC
From the Xamarin forum:

This morning I installed the Xamarin Android Player preview (Mac version). I have an Indie Xamarin.Android subscription. I am logged-in to my account in Xamarin Studio (I even logged-out and then back in).

When I launch "Xamarin Android Player.app" I get "A Xamarin.Android subscription is required to use this beta". See attached screenshot. Also attaching screenshot of "About Xamarin Studio".

I also tried restarting my Mac.
Comment 1 Will Schaller 2015-02-26 09:36:09 UTC
Able to replicate this by launching XAP as a user other than the one who installed it.
Comment 2 Sherman 2015-02-27 09:03:30 UTC
Just an FYI on the previous comment (replicating issue by launching as other than installing user): I *was* the user that installed XAP on my Mac. I am the only user on my Mac, aside from the admin user. The admin account has never even logged-in, much less installed anything.

However, having said that, my account is a "Standard" account (in Users & Groups, "Allow user to administer this computer" is NOT checked). This is standard practice in the Mac world. I know on Windows it is common (for developers at least) to have user accounts set as administrator. A Mac is very very usable without logging in as an admin, so it's prudent not to do so.

Whenever I try to do something that requires admin rights, I get a dialog asking for admin credentials. Some install *do* require admin rights to do their thing. I don't remember how the XAP install went, but perhaps I was required to give the admin credentials and the the install proceeded from that point as if I was the admin user.
Comment 3 Will Schaller 2015-04-09 12:50:53 UTC
Version 0.3.7 should fix this issue