Endpoint Central can be used to manage computers with macOS. To get started with you'll need to configure a few pre-requisites. Once you deploy the MDM Profile, you'll be able to add your MacOS devices to your server for management.
Endpoint Central currently supports the following Mac versions:
Note: Apple Silicon processors can run apps that are compiled for the Intel chipset through a software technology known as Rosetta 2. This translation layer is automatically enabled in macOS Big Sur, and provides users with access to all features in Endpoint Central Agent. In short, Endpoint Central efficiently supports these new laptops.
To effectively manage Mac devices in your organization, it is necessary to deploy agents to them, as well as configure the MDM profile to take full advantage of the management capabilities.
Mac agents can be installed manually in the computers that need to be managed. To install the agent, log-in to the computer as an administrator and follow the steps mentioned below.
Choose the appropriate remote office and platform - 'Mac'. Follow the steps mentioned below to install the agents manually,
If you want to install agents for computers in a LAN setup, then you can choose the computers and invoke agent installation from the web console Agent tab --> SoM -->Select computers and invoke agent installation.
If you need to install agents on computers located in a different remote office, you will need to use SSH.
To install Mac agents on remote office computers using SSH, you can remotely connect to the computers using a Mac computer. Follow the steps outlined below to remotely install Mac agents:
Install the agent in the remote computer
To login into the target computer using SSH type ssh adminusername@hostname
Navigate to the location where the agent is copied, Unzip the agent zip file by typing unzip -oq REMOTEOFFICENAME_UEMSMacAgent.zip
Install the agent using the command sudo installer -pkg UEMS_MacAgent.pkg -target /
Enter the administrator password when prompted to complete agent installation.
Once the agents are installed successfully, the Mac computers will be listed in the SoM page in the web console.
If you wish to install agent automatically, you may choose Apple Business Manager for onboarding.
Note: Once the agents are deployed on the machines, the MDM profile will be installed automatically if the prerequisites are configured. To know more about configuring MDM Profile, Visit this page
Endpoint Central currently supports the following features for Mac computers.
To uninstall the agents from the computers, please follow these steps:
The Endpoint Central Agent will be uninstalled after completing these steps.