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Safeguard Authentication Services 6.0 LTS - macOS Administration Guide

Privileged Access Suite for UNIX Installation Safeguard Authentication Services macOS components Safeguard Authentication Services client configuration Special macOS features Limitations on macOS Group Policy for macOS Certificate Autoenrollment Glossary

Installing using the graphical system installer

To install Safeguard Authentication Services using the graphical system installer

  1. Navigate to the macOS folder for your operating system. You will see a folder containing the macos disk image: macos.

  2. Select the VAS-<version>.<build number>.dmg file where <version> is the version and <build number> is the build number of your Safeguard Authentication Services release.

  3. Double-click the VAS-<version>.<build number>.dmg file. The .dmg contents mounts on your system.

  4. Check the following:

    • The .dmg contents are located in /Volumes/VAS-Installer and appear as a mounted volume in the Finder window.

    • Under the mounted disk image, you will find the Safeguard Authentication Services metapackage (VAS.pkg). This metapackage contains all Safeguard Authentication Services client components.

Installing with the wizard

To install Safeguard Authentication Services

  1. Double-click the VAS.pkg file from Finder. The installation wizard starts to guide you through the installation process.

  2. On the Welcome dialog, you can click the to see the Certification Authority.

  3. On the Introduction dialog, click Continue to proceed with the installation.

  4. On the License dialog, click Continue then click Agree to agree to the license terms.

  5. On the Destination Select dialog, select the disk where you want to install SAS for macOS software. The space required is shown. After selecting the disk, click Continue.

  6. On the Installation Type dialog, you can install the standard components and, optionally, install additional custom components:

    • Click Install to install the standard components and accept the default installation location on the root volume. You must install the packages on the root volume and you can not relocate them. The standard components include Safeguard Authentication Services Client and Group Policy.

    • Click Customize to select additional components from these options:

      • Safeguard Authentication Services Software Development Kit (SDK)

      • Dynamic DNS Update, which supports authenticated A-record and PTR-record updates to the Microsoft DNS servers.

      • Certificate Autoenrollment

      • Smart Card

  7. The system installer prompts you for local administrator credentials when the software installation begins.

    Enter administrator credentials and click OK.

    NOTE: If you do not have administrator rights for your system, contact your system administrator for assistance.

  8. The Summary screen confirms a successful Safeguard Authentication Services for macOS installation. Click Close to exit the wizard.

Custom installation

A custom installation includes the following options:

  • Safeguard Authentication Services Software Development Kit (SDK)

  • Dynamic DNS Update, which supports authenticated A-record and PTR-record updates to the Microsoft DNS servers.

  • Certificate Autoenrollment

  • Smart Card

To perform a custom install

  1. On the Installation Type screen, click the Customize button to select additional components (besides the Safeguard Authentication Services Client and Group Policy) of the product you want to install.

    Once you have selected the additional components to be installed, click Install.

  2. The system installer prompts you for local administrator credentials when the software begins to install.

    Enter administrator credentials and click OK.

  3. The Summary screen confirms a successful Safeguard Authentication Services for macOS installation. Click Close to exit the wizard.

Command line installation

You can either install the Safeguard Authentication Services metapackage, which installs all of the Safeguard Authentication Services packages, or you can install one or more of the individual Safeguard Authentication Services packages contained in the Safeguard Authentication Services metapackage using the system command line installer: /usr/sbin/installer.

NOTE: If you do not have administrator rights for your system, contact your system administrator for assistance.

You must launch a Terminal.app instance to complete the following tasks.

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