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APPLE MACINTOSH COMPUTER SUPPORT PAGE for CATALINA (currently 10.15.1)

 

 

Mac OS Catalina

Catalina [10.15.x]

Released on 7 October 2019

 

 

NOTICE

 

Between mid October 2019 and mid February 2020 everyone in the Army will be migrated to PIV AUTH certificate for Email access.  You will no longer use your Email certificate for Enterprise Email.

 

Mac users who choose to upgrade to Mac OS Catalina (10.15) will need to uninstall all 3rd Party CAC enablers per https://militarycac.com/macuninstall.htm

 

 

 

Look here for installation steps

Verify in Table 1 the specific CAC enabler you need to install to use your CAC with Mac OS Catalina. 

 

 

Discounted prices on the programs mentioned below can be viewed here


NOTE:
  If your CAC reader is not being recognized by your virtual Windows, follow this guidance: 
VMware Fusion From the menu bar, select Virtual Machine, then USB.  Find your CAC reader and select it.

Parallels Desktop - (In Coherent mode):  Click the red parallel lines in the menu bar, Select Devices,
USB, find your CAC reader and select it.

Parallels Desktop - (Not in Coherent mode):  Simply plug your reader into the computer and select whether you want to use it in Mac or Windows.  You may also need to click the word Devices in the top row, USB, then your CAC reader.

VirtualBox:  Click the word Devices (at the top of the screen), then USB Devices, and select your CAC reader. When you want to use it on your Mac, go to the same location and remove the checkmark.  If you receive an error message when trying to select the reader here follow these instructions:

* In the VirtualBox GUI, click on USB (small icon in the list of devices).
* Then check "Enable USB Controller" and "Enable USB EHCI controlling."
* Lowest on the beach, you'll see a list of icons to your right. Check first. A box appears "a new filter". Check it.
* By clicking on the icon below, representative of a USB plug with a +, you'll see a list of drivers.
* Select the one that corresponds to your USB drive. Check it added in the filter window.

 

 

CAC Readers:  With a variety of CAC readers available today there are also a variety of issues.  The SCR series of CAC readers work very well.  The SCR-331 reader may need a Firmware Update.  See several different models of  USB CAC readers here.  You will see a small note on some of the readers to show you how to make them compatible with your Mac.

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Air Force Users look here for some helpful information

 

Navy Users look here for some specific information

   

Other versions of Mac OS supported in this website:

 High Sierra Mac OS High Sierra image(10.13.x) users, utilize the High Sierra support page

Sierra Mac OS Sierra (10.12.x) users, utilize the Sierra support page

El Capitan el Capitan(10.11.x) users, utilize the El Capitan support page

Yosemite Yosemite small imae (10.10.x) users, utilize the Yosemite support page

Mavericks Mavericks logo (10.9.x) users, utilize the Mavericks support page

Mountain LionOS X Mountain Lion logo(10.8.x) users, utilize the Mountain Lion support page

Lion Apple Lion logo (10.7.x) users, utilize the Lion support page

Snow Leopard Apple Snow Leopard logo (10.6.x) users, utilize the Snow Leopard support page

Leopard Apple Leopard logo (10.5.x) users, utilize the Leopard support page

TigerApple Tiger logo(10.4.x) users, utilize the Tiger support page

 

If you are still having problems, contact us.

 

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