Scanning macOS

To scan Apple macOS machines, you need to deploy the Single Host Agent locally on the target system.

The installation can only be done under the Mac Terminal, as the Agent will be installed as a daemon (service) under the LocalSystem account.

Installation of Local Services on macOS systems requires root privileges. The ‘root’ account is disabled by default on Mac systems; therefore you need to enable it to proceed.

Before scanning macOS machines, please see the following sections:

Download the Software Vulnerability Manager Agent for Apple macOS
Prepare Your Mac
Install the Mac Agent