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Q: How to install Spirion (formerly Identity Finder) on Macintosh

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System Requirements


  • Mac computer with an Intel processor
  • 1 GB RAM or higher


  • Minimum 300 MB of free disk space (500 MB recommended)

Operating System:

  • Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 or later
  • Mac OS X Lion 10.7 or later
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later
Note: Spirion (formerly Identity Finder) is configured for MIT business computers and links them to the Spirion Console.


If you have an older version of Spirion (formerly Identity Finder) acquired from MIT installed on your computer, you do not need to remove it before you upgrade. The newer version will install over the older version.
  1. Download Spirion (formerly Identity Finder).
  2. Double-click the downloaded file.
    Result: The Spirion .pkg file appears:
    Download folder

  3. Open the Spirion .pkg file.
    Result: The installer launches:
    Welcome to installer screen

  4. Click Continue.
    Result: A warning message to restart after installation appears:
    Warning to restart computer

  5. Click Continue Installation.
    Result: The standard install screen appears:
    Standard install screen

  6. Click Install.
    Result: You are prompted for your name and password:
    Macintosh authentication window

  7. Enter your name and password, and select Install Software. Installation occurs.
    Result: Success is announced when completed:
    Installation successful screen

  8. Select Close. Open the Applications folder:
    Application folder

  9. Select Spirion (formerly Identity Finder).
    Result: If you are using Spirion for the first time you are prompted for an Spirion (formerly Identity Finder) Profile Password, otherwise see step 10 below.
    Enter the password, confirm it, click OK:
    Password screen
    Do not forget this password! If forgotten you will not be able to log into Spirion. For help with forgotten Spirion passwords, contact

  10. Skip this step if you have taken step 9). Select Spirion from the Applications folder.
    Result: If you have been using Spirion and have an earlier version installed on your computer, you are prompted for your existing Spirion Profile password.
    Enter the password, click OK.
    Password screen

  11. For both steps 9 and 10, after entering the password, the application opens.

    For instructions on using Spirion, see Using Spirion (formerly Identity Finder) on Macs.
If you haven't found the answer to your question on this page, try the Spirion (formerly Identity Finder) FAQ. Users of MIT-owned computers can request a copy of Spirion via:

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Last Modified:

October 13, 2016

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