Installing the Vanta Agent: macOS

Shannon DeLange
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The Vanta Agent is read-only, which means it will not change anything on your machines. It has limited functionality to read data (Vanta deploys a modified version of osquery that excludes tables that we find dangerous). The agent does not read sensitive information like passwords, emails, or browsing history.  

 

Downloading the Vanta Agent 

  • Employees will be sent an email to complete their security tasks. Once they log into their personal security tasks page, they will be instructed to download the Vanta Agent. 

  • Select Download to install the installation file for the Vanta agent, and follow the prompts in the setup wizard

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  • A pop-up will appear in the installer requesting a registration code. This code can be found on your Vanta onboarding page, and is unique to your Login. Copy and paste it into the setup modal to complete the installation

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  • Once installed, the module can be closed. The Vanta agent will continue to run silently in the background.

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Failed Installation

If you encounter errors during the installation, please see our troubleshooting guide here: Troubleshooting the Vanta Agent on macOS

If issues persist, please reach out to support@vanta.com with details on the error encountered, and our team will be happy to assist!