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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 0.9.23:
Bug Fixes:
  • santactl sync: Use MOLFCMClient v1.5 - this contains exponential backoff logic (#238)
  • codesign verification: Use MOLCodesignChecker v1.8 - this will now verify the code signature for all architectures within universal binaries (#239)


  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Downloads 750
Version Downloads 86
License Free
Date 23 Feb 2018
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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