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Installing the IDex Client on macOS

The IDex Client for macOS is an application which acts as a miniature local proxy on macOS workstations. It forwards usernames, group membership, and information about web requests to the Smoothwall for web filtering purposes. Each web request is individually identified, therefore it can identify multiple users logged in at the same workstation. Non-domain users are identified at the workstation, as well as users behind a NAT connection.

The IDex Client runs without any interaction from your end-users, gathering necessary information directly from the workstation. This has the advantage of not being reliant on a working connection to your domain controllers to be able to function correctly — so long as users can log into the workstation, information can be captured. Additionally, no direct communication path is required between the Smoothwall and the Active Directory.

Note: IDex client is not recommended for installing on remote client workstations. Remote connected workstations should use Connect Filter for macOS instead of IDex Client.

Note: IDex client cannot filter applications that cannot be configured to use explicit proxy settings.

This section describes installing the IDex Client on macOS machines.

Installing the IDex Client consists of: