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Installing SAFEQ Cloud Client on macOS

For macOS, the pkg installer is provided. 

Installation types

Quick installation


  • The client can only be installed in local storage mode.
  • Only OIDC Client authentication is supported.
  • The allowConfiguration option cannot be set to true.


  1. Modify the installer name to contain your domain name in square brackets. Otherwise, the option to install the client in the quick mode will not be visible, and the installer will default to the advanced mode.
    Example: safeq-cloud-client-x.x.x-setup[].pkg

  2. You must enable the Allow untrusted endpoints option in the SAFEQ Cloud Web UI > Security > API access keys.

    To improve your level of security, we recommend you to disable the Automatically trust new clients/servers option in Security > PKI and encryption. For regular (advanced) installation, you must create a non-default API key, as advanced installation will not work with the API settings for Quick installation.

How to

During the installation process, select Quick installation on the Installation type screen.

Advanced installation

After installation, the application will start automatically. The users don't need to restart their workstations. After initial installation, SAFEQ Cloud Client must be configured manually using the configuration dialog and the Service setup button. When pressing this button, the user will be asked for the password for the privilege elevation.

Unattended installation of the SAFEQ Cloud Client on Mac devices:

You can also use this guide to push the SAFEQ Cloud Client to Mac devices using tools like jamf or Workspace ONE
For further information, you can refer to these Jamf guides -
Jamf – deploying custom configuration profiles
Jamf – installing packages

Download this sample .plist file to update it with desired SAFEQ Cloud Client configuration parameters. Make sure the file is named as com.ysoft.safeqclient.plistBelow is a description of each of the parameters:

  • accountDomain – account domain name
  • authType – User authentication type: 0 = session user, 1 = custom login, 2 = Microsoft Entra OAuth2, 5 = OpenID Connect
  • gatewayAddress – SAFEQ Cloud gateway address
  • loginPopupType – specify the type of the login popup: 0=no popup, 1=informational bubble, 2=dialog
  • refreshPeriod – automatic synchronization period in minutes.
  • allowLocalStorage – true = turn on, false = turn off local storage mode of SAFEQ Cloud Client. In this mode, the jobs will be stored on Mac. This mode requires SAFEQ Cloud Client registration and authorization on SAFEQ Cloud server.
  • storageType – 0 = send jobs to gateway, 1 = store jobs locally. This option is only applicable when local storage mode is activated. It corresponds to the tray menu item which can select the job destination.
  • allowConfiguration – true = enable configuration menu item, false = disable configuration menu item.
  • allowRememberLogin – true = show the “Remember login” option when showing a prompt to enter a custom username and password, false = do not show this option.
  • directOfflinePrint – true = enable direct offline printing
  • apiKey – custom API key to use instead of the default one.
  • offline – if set to true, it will install the SAFEQ Cloud Client in offline mode, without registration or server connectivity check. See this section for details.

Example of a .plist file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">
<plist version="1.0">

Jamf best practices

For Jamf deployment, it is recommended to use a script that runs before the pkg file is installed and copies the .plist file to the proper location.

SAFEQ Cloud Client supports two locations for the .plist file: /Library/Preferences and /Library/Managed Preferences. The latter can be used by Jamf deployment tool to deploy the preferences automatically without the custom script.

Script example:

cat << EOF >$PLIST
[xml plist content]
defaults read $PLIST

Replace [xml plist context] with the actual .plist file.

Steps for silent installation

You can also copy the .plist file to /Library/Preferences if the configuration is to be shared by all users. This requires a restart of Mac devices or running the defaults read /Library/Preferences/com.ysoft.safeqclient.plist command.

1. Copy the updated .plist file at /Users/[username]/Library/Preferences on Mac device

sudo cp <from path> /Library/Preferences

2. Install SAFEQ Cloud Client

sudo installer -pkg safeqclient-3.15.0-release-setup.pkg -target / 
sudo installer -store -pkg safeqclient-3.15.0-release-setup.pkg -target /

3. Uninstall SAFEQ Cloud Client

sudo /Applications/

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