Automated installation of SafeGuard Native Device Encryption

An automated (unattended) installation does not require any user interaction during the installation process.

This section describes the basic steps for an automated installation of SafeGuard Native Device Encryption for Mac. Use the management software installed on your system. Depending on the management solution you are using, the actual steps may vary.

To install SafeGuard Native Device Encryption for Mac on client computers, perform the following steps:

  1. Download the installer file Sophos SafeGuard DE.dmg.
  2. Copy the file to the target machines.
  3. Install the file on the target machines. If you use Apple Remote Desktop, steps 2 and 3 are one single step.
  4. Select the configuration zip file and copy it to the target machines (see Create configuration package for Macs).
  5. Run the following command on the target machines:
    /usr/bin/sgdeadmin --import-config /full/path/to/
  6. Change /full/path/to/file according to your settings. This command needs to be run with administrator privileges. If you are using Apple Remote Desktop, then enter root in the field user name to specify which user issues the above stated command.

    For more information, see Sophos knowledgebase article 120507.