Identity Finder—Disable Central Reporting Feature on Macintosh

Last Updated: 04/03/2017
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Identity Finder, by default, sends reports of scans to the IT Security Office (see sample below). The IT Security Office encourages that you do not disable these reports and participate in a larger effort to mitigate potential gaps in data security on campus.

Visual related to sample report

The following documentation demonstrates how to disable this feature so that your scans are only seen by you.

This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):
  • MAC

Step 1

Right-click and save a copy of this alternate plist to your computer.

*Note: Make sure to unzip the file to replace the plist file not the zip.

Step 2

On your hard disk, open the Library folder.

Step 3

In the Library folder, open the Preferences folder.

Step 4

Drag the com.identityfinder.macedition.plist file you downloaded into the Preferences folder.

Step 5

Click Replace to overwrite the file already there.

Documentation provided by Identity Finder

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