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Getting Started with the macOS Client

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This article explains how to install the macOS Client on your device and connect to the Cato Cloud.


  1. Download the macOS Client from the Cato Networks website.

  2. Install the Client on your macOS device.

  3. Open the Client, enter your login credentials and then connect to the Cato Cloud.

Downloading the macOS Client

To download the macOS Client from the Cato website:

  1. From a browser, open the Client download portal, and select the macOS tab.

  2. Click Download. The installation file is saved to your device.

Installing the macOS Client

To install the macOS Client on your device:

  1. Open the macOS Client installation file that you downloaded in the previous section and follow the steps in the installation wizard.

  2. After you install the Client, by default macOS blocks the system extension for the Client. Change the system settings to allow installing the Client:

    1. Open the Security Preferences window.

    2. Click the lock to let you change the security settings.

    3. Click Allow.

    4. Close the Security & Privacy window.

  3. The Client requests your permission to add a new VPN configuration, click Allow.


    The Client is installed on your device.


Adding a User to the Client

After your system admins create an SDP user for you, an email is sent to you with a link to activate this user. Click the link and create a password, then enter the following login details for the Client:

  • Account name

  • User name

  • Password

For accounts that use SSO, you need to enter your email address to add a new user to the Client.

To add a new user to the Client:

  1. From the Home page of the Client, click the connect button.

  2. Enter the login information for your SDP user.

    The Client connects to the Cato Cloud.

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