Install Packages onto Mac computers
Check out the steps to install applications to macOS devices by pushing a PKG file. You will see that there are two different methods for creating your PKG file using Mosyle Manager MDM.
- Navigate to “Management” and click on “Install PKG” from the left.
- There are two options: “Profiles” and “PKGs”. Select “PKGs” and click on “Add New Package”.
- On the right side of the screen, you have the choice to Generate .PKG with Mosyle Manager or you can import a .PKG package if you already have one.
Generate .PKG with Mosyle:
To generate .PKG using Mosyle, click on “Already have the .pkg file”. Here you have two ways to generate the .PKG: use your own Mac computer or generate the file remotely. In both cases, the device should be enrolled in Mosyle Manager.
If you would like to generate from your own macOS device, click on “Open PKG Generator”. The Mosyle App will open and offer you the steps to generate the PKG.
If you want to generate it remotely, click on “Select the Mac” to choose the device, and click on “Done”.
There will be a list of installed apps that you can generate the PKG for:
- Select the app, click “Generate .PKG”, then “Confirm”. Mosyle will automatically place a file titled “Mosyle PKG” on the desktop of the machine selected, with the PKG file inside. Select “Next”.
On the left side of the screen are the Apps that you can generate the .PKG for. Now you have two options. Automatically obtain the app info needed to create the PKG. If you choose this option, click on the box next to it. The App bundle will automatically appear along with the App Version and other information on the right hand side of the screen. You can also change the icon.
Important note: make sure it is a “.PKG” file.
- When making changes to a PKG, make sure to select the box next to “Resend profiles that contains this app”. Once finished, click “Save”.
Already have a PKG:
- Click on “Already have a PKG”, select “Manually set App info - Host PKG file internally or publicly (via HTTP or SMB)” and click “Next”.
- Name the app and fill out the “App Version” with the correct information. You can also change the App Icon, filling out the main/priority URL.
- Click “Save”.
Creating the Profile:
- Select “PKGs” on the top, click on “Add new package”, click “Add New Profile” and name the profile.
- Click on “Add Application” and choose the app you want to select from the list, then hit the “X” in the corner.
- Below, if you click on “Advanced Options”, you can decide how the profile will be deployed.
- By default, all profiles will automatically install, be set to update outdated apps and automatically be set to reinstall apps that have been removed and show up in self service.
- Once you have made any changes to the advanced options, click “Save”.