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Santa is a binary whitelisting/blacklisting system for macOS. It consists of a kernel extension that monitors for executions, a userland daemon that makes execution decisions based on the contents of a SQLite database, a GUI agent that notifies the user in case of a block decision and a command-line utility for managing the system and synchronizing the database with a server. It is named Santa because it keeps track of binaries that are naughty or nice.

What's New

Version 0.9.20:
Bug Fixes:
  • santad: Removed /private/tmp/PKInstallSandbox.* ignore scope
  • santad: Removed CSInfoPlistFailed ignore scope
  • santa-driver: Split kernel cache for root/non-root volumes
  • santa-driver: Fix possible race condition in SDM::AddToCache
  • santactl sync: Bundle events and notifications are now properly handled



  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Downloads 579
Version Downloads 76
License Free
Date 18 Sep 2017
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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