Posted: 6/1/2012, Updated: 4/14/2017
Spirion Endpoint for Mac can be managed via the Console. This management includes the application of policies, scheduling of tasks, reporting of results and logs, remediation, and collection of diagnostic information. Additionally, the endpoint software can be used interactively by end users and/or executed via the command line at a command prompt
To configure Mac OS endpoints to communicate with the console, it is necessary to install configuration information on each endpoint that includes the location of the console as well as the encryption information necessary to securely communicate with the console.
Before a search can be executed on the endpoint, it is necessary for each endpoint to have license information that is provided via a license file (identityfinder.lic) or created via the activation process.
This article describes the process for manually configuring a single system to communicate with the console. To build an installation package for deployment, refer to the following article:
This section describes the process to quickly install and configure Endpoint for Mac on a single system.
If the console is not being used, skip steps 2 and 5. If SSL/HTTPS is being used, a valid certificate must exist in the Keychain of the client system or additional steps must be taken to obtain and place the certificate file (ca.pem) in the proper location.
- Copy SpirionMacSetup.dmg or IdentityFinderMacSetup.dmg to the client machine
- Open a web browser, navigate to http://consoleserver/Services where consoleserver is the name or IP address of the enterprise console. Under the "Identity Finder for Mac" section, click the link, "Client version 7.1 and newer" to download the settings to enable communication with the console. Copy the file (com.identityfinder.macedition.xml) to /Library/Preferences
- Double-click on SpirionMacSetup.dmg or IdentityFinderMacSetup.dmg and drag-copy it into the Applications folder
- Install the endpoint service and launch daemon by downloading and executing the MacQuickStartEPS.sh script.
- When using an identityfinder.lic license file, place that in /Library/Application Support/Identity Finder
/Library/Application Support/Identity Finder/identityfinder.licFor more information, refer to:
- Launch Spirion Endpoint for Mac (previously Identity Finder). When not using a license file (as noted in step 5), complete the activation process to enable the application.
The basic installation and configuration of a Mac client is now complete. The endpoint service will register itself with the console and policies and scheduled tasks can be assigned to the client. The client UI may be used to perform a search and the results will be automatically sent to the console when the application is closed.