On my Mac, I need to authorize every system-protected action (installing new applications, etc) with an administrator user/password. I have set my main user account to work as a normal user with no admin-privileges.
I use a long password that is 30+ characters and to be honest, it's somewhat of a pain to type it in many times every day since I occasionally type it wrong.
I am therefore considering keeping my system password in a password manager (like 1Password), and then pasting it from the repository whenever I need it. The caveat here is that macOS doesn't allow pasting into system-password forms.
I figure that this ‘problem’ could be circumvented by an Alfred script that takes the clipboard contents (the password) and then executes an Apple script that keystrokes the contents of the clipboard string to the password input.
Before I even consider trying this, I would like to understand if this would undermine security in some significant or insignificant way.
I recon that Apple has disabled the possibility of pasting system passwords for some reason. Does having sensitive information in the clipboard make it more susceptible for hostile interceptions, compared to passwords that are typed directly and never coherently enter the clipboard?