Silent Mac script

I am attempting to create a bash script to deploy Sophos endpoint via KACE. Is there a way to have the password including in the script? The command line works when testing on a mac but prompts for a password. We need the install to be silent without having to enter a password. 

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Posted by: JasonEgg 2 years ago
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Are you using Sophos Central? If so, you should be able to generate an installer from Sophos Central Admin that doesn't require a password. Here's how my Sophos install looks in KACE scripting:


  1. Launch “/usr/bin\chmod” with params “a+x ”$(KACE_DEPENDENCY_DIR)/Sophos Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/Installer“”.
  2. Launch “/usr/bin\chmod” with params “a+x ”$(KACE_DEPENDENCY_DIR)/Sophos Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/tools/InstallationDeployer“”.

On Success

  1. Launch “$(KACE_DEPENDENCY_DIR)/Sophos Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/tools/\InstallationDeployer” with params “--install”.

  • Is there verify for setting permissions exactly as typed with the quotes? - fleminsa 1 year ago
    • That's the way it shows up in the script view. You do need to encase the paths in quotes since they have spaces in the names - JasonEgg 1 year ago
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