Install Elastic Endpoint manually on macOS Catalina through Monterey

Manually install and deploy Elastic Endpoint on macOS Catalina through Monterey.

To properly install and configure Elastic Endpoint manually without a Mobile Device Management (MDM) profile, there are additional permissions that must be enabled on the endpoint before Elastic Endpoint can be fully functional:

Note

The following permissions that need to be enabled are required after you configure and install the Elastic Defend integration, which includes enrolling the Elastic Agent.

Approve the system extension for Elastic Endpoint

For macOS Catalina (10.15) through macOS Monterey (12.6.6), Elastic Endpoint will attempt to load a system extension during installation. This system extension must be loaded in order to provide insight into system events such as process events, file system events, and network events.

The following message appears during installation:

  1. Click Open Security Preferences.

  2. In the lower-left corner of the Security & Privacy pane, click the Lock button, then enter your credentials to authenticate.

  3. Click Allow to allow the Elastic Endpoint system extension to load.

Approve network content filtering for Elastic Endpoint

After successfully loading the Elastic Endpoint system extension, an additional message appears, asking to allow Elastic Endpoint to filter network content.

  • Click Allow to enable content filtering for the Elastic Endpoint system extension. Without this approval, Elastic Endpoint cannot receive network events and, therefore, cannot enable network-related features such as host isolation.

Enable Full Disk Access for Elastic Endpoint

Elastic Endpoint requires Full Disk Access to subscribe to system events via the Elastic Defend framework and to protect your network from malware and other cybersecurity threats. To enable Full Disk Access on endpoints running macOS Catalina (10.15) and later, you must manually approve Elastic Endpoint.

Note

The following instructions apply only to Elastic Endpoint version 8.0.0 and later. To see Full Disk Access requirements for the Endgame sensor, refer to Enable Full Disk Access for the Endgame sensor.

  1. Open the System Preferences application.

  2. Select Security and Privacy.

  3. On the Security and Privacy pane, select the Privacy tab.

  4. From the left pane, select Full Disk Access.

  5. In the lower-left corner of the pane, click the Lock button, then enter your credentials to authenticate.

  6. In the Privacy tab, confirm that ElasticEndpoint AND co.elastic.systemextension are selected to properly enable Full Disk Access.

If the endpoint is running Elastic Endpoint version 7.17.0 or earlier:

  1. In the lower-left corner of the pane, click the Lock button, then enter your credentials to authenticate.

  2. Click the + button to view Finder.

  3. Navigate to /Library/Elastic/Endpoint, then select the elastic-endpoint file.

  4. Click Open.

  5. In the Privacy tab, confirm that elastic-endpoint AND co.elastic.systemextension are selected to properly enable Full Disk Access.

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