Acknowledgements: This is a slightly modified workflow based on one proposed by Taz on MacAdmins Slack. Thanks, Taz!
You can use Mosyle to install Munki.
# See if it’s already been installed
if [[ ! -a ‘/Applications/Managed Software Center.app’ ]]; then
# Name of .pkg
# Desired hash output
desired_hash=’MD5 (munkitools-188.8.131.5237.pkg) = 208a04093704dd8039b89dfa671cbd8f’
# Go to the /tmp directory
# Download the latest Munki tools .pkg
/usr/bin/curl -L -O https://github.com/munki/munki/releases/download/v3.3.1/”$munkitools”
# Make sure the hosting server hasn’t been compromised and/or the download isn’t corrupted
if [[ “$md5_test” == “$desired_hash” ]]; then
# Install the Munki tools .pkg
/usr/sbin/installer -allowUntrusted -pkg /tmp/”$munkitools” -target /
# Add in basic auth info
/usr/bin/defaults write /private/var/root/Library/Preferences/ManagedInstalls AdditionalHttpHeaders -array “Authorization: Basic BASICAUTHCODE”
# Wait until the setup assistant is done…
until [ -f “/var/db/.AppleSetupDone” ]; do
# If it’s not done yet, wait 2 seconds to check again
# Now that setup assistant is done, reboot the machine, since Munki requires a reboot after installation
/sbin/shutdown -r now
Assign this profile to whatever devices or groups you want, and then click Save.
Any other Munki preferences (e.g., SoftwareRepoURL) you’ll want to deploy in a .mobileconfig profile. More details in Importing custom .mobileconfig profiles into Mosyle MDM.
P.S. I haven’t done extensive testing on this, but you may be able to deploy Munki as a .pkg and not as a custom command that downloads the .pkg. You’ll have to host it somewhere yourself (and Mosyle does not like the redirect URLs, so you’ll legit have to host it), but you may want to try Management > Management Profiles > Install App > Add new profile. Then, under Installation source, pick Enterprise app, and then put in the URL of the hosted Munki installer .pkg.
To change the icon, just get a .png of whatever icon you want. Here’s an example of how to generate that:
Only caveat is that that won’t work for scripting basic authentication.