Identity Finder (Mac) - Installing Identity Finder Mac Edition

This document provides information on the Identity Finder desktop client for Macintosh.

This document contains the following topics:

System Requirements

Identity Finder Mac Edition requires Mac OS X versions 10.6 and higher on Intel based hardware platforms.

Installing Identity Finder Mac Edition

  1. Download Identity Finder from the Identity Finder web site: https://www.cio.wisc.edu/security/security-tools-software/identity-finder-software-download/
  2. Locate the file you downloaded and double-click it to unzip the installer package.
  3. Launch the install wizard by double-clicking the installer package.

  4. The Introduction screen displays. Click 'Continue'.

  5. If your computer has more than one hard disk you will be prompted to choose a Destination. Select your Macintosh HD and click "Continue". If your computer only has one hard disk, you will be taken to the Installation Type screen. Click "Install".

  6. Type in your administrator name and password when prompted. Click "Install Software".

  7. A success page is displayed once the installer finishes. Click 'Close'.

Scanning with Identity Finder Mac Edition

  1. In the Applications folder, double-click Identity Finder. When the application is run for the first time, you will be prompted to enter a Profile Password. This password is used to secure store and/or remove results with the Secure, Quarantine and Scrub. Click "OK" after choosing a password.

  2. The Search Setup will open. By default, Identity Finder will scan your computer for Social Security Numbers and Credit Card Numbers. Click "Search" to begin searching.

  3. The Status window will appear over the main window and will show the status of your search.

  4. When the search completes, you will be taken to the main window where you can choose several remediation options like Shred, Quarantine, or even Ignore.

Uninstalling Identity Finder Mac Edition

  1. Go to your hard disk and open the Applications folder
  2. Select the Identity Finder icon and delete it.



Keywords:identity finder mac macintosh install idf pii data discovery search   Doc ID:12490
Owner:Allen M.Group:Office of Campus Information Security
Created:2009-10-22 19:00 CDTUpdated:2015-07-13 08:56 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Office of Campus Information Security
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