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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 0.9.25:
Bug Fixes:
  • santad: validates all architectures within universal binaries attempting to execute (#249) Big thanks to @secretsquirrel for the PoC.
  • santactl fileinfo: displays signing information for all architectures if they are not all consistently signed (#249).
  • event logs: Event logs can now be stored in a file or ULS. See


  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Downloads 832
Version Downloads 63
License Free
Date 09 May 2018
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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