This document provides the steps required to configure the macOS Inspector.


Quick Details

Recommended Agent: Self-Managed
Supported Agents: Self-Managed
Is Auto-Discovered By: Endpoint Agent Installation
Can Auto-Discover: N/A
Parent/Child Type Inspector: No
Inspection via: Endpoint Agent
Data Summary: Here



System Requirements

Currently, the macOS Agent only officially supports macOS 12.x (Monterey), macOS 13.x (Ventura) and macOS 14.x (Sonoma). Although most of the data collection is generic to the macOS versions, thus far testing has only been completed on macOS 12.x (Monterey), macOS 13.x (Ventura) and macOS 14.x (Sonoma).

Please contact your Account Manager for additional contract and pricing details.

Liongard Inspector Setup

Configuring Auto-Discovered macOS Inspectors

The macOS Inspector is auto-discovered upon deployment of an Endpoint Agent on a macOS system.

Full instructions on Endpoint Agent deployment on a macOS system and its minimum system requirements can be found here.

After the Endpoint Agent has been installed, the macOS Inspector will be Auto-discovered and will need to be activated. Navigate to Total Discovered Systems on the Liongard home screen, or Admin > Discoveries.

Locate the newly discovered macOS Inspector on the Discoveries Dataview Table and verify that the correct Environment has been selected for the Inspector. Then, in the Actions column select the three dots and select Activate. Your macOS Inspector will be activated and the initial inspection will automatically be launched in about a minute.

This Inspector was custom-built to take advantage of least privileged best practices. The Endpoint Agent can be deployed using any standard user-level account, whether it be a local account on the system or a domain user account.

Endpoint Inspector Auto-activation

If you would like ALL Endpoint Inspectors to auto-activate after Auto-discovery, navigate to your Username > Company Settings and turn on the Endpoint Auto-Activation toggle as shown. After this toggle has been enabled, individual Environments can be excluded from the Endpoint auto-activation process by adding them to the list below the toggle.

Please keep in mind that Endpoint Inspectors are billed per unit, and usage beyond your minimum commitment (also found on the Company Settings screen) will incur additional costs.

Enabling auto-activation means that Endpoint Inspectors will be automatically Auto-discovered, activated, and billed accordingly.

Missed Inspections Due to Lack of Connectivity

If your macOS workstation is offline and misses multiple inspections, Liongard will only process missed inspections in the last 24 hours.

Removing macOS Inspectors

To remove a macOS Inspector from Liongard, complete the following steps:

  1. Uninstall the Endpoint Agent
  2. After the Endpoint Agent is uninstalled from the target machine, log into Liongard and disable the Inspector.

Inspector FAQs