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Licensing GSP Deployments with a Payload

License GSP Deployments with a Payload

Generally with licensed software, the trick with importing into Munki is to get the normal software imported and then import as an "update," whatever needs to happen to get it licensed.

Geometer's Sketchpad works that way. So you import the Sketchpad app as you would any other. Then activate it on one computer and find what's in ~/Library/Application Support/The Geometer's Sketchpad (by default, Sketchpad seems to activate for only the logged-in user—I got a message about how you have to launch it as administrator if you want it activated for all users, even though I was using an administrator, albeit not root, account).

Inside that folder, you should see two files: licenseK.plist and reference_licenseK.plist.

Just take the entire folder and set it up (you can use Packages or Munki-Pkg) to distribute the folder to be in /Library/Application Support/The Geometer's Sketchpad.

Import that package into Munki as an update for Sketchpad, and you should be all set.

2 replies on “Licensing GSP Deployments with a Payload”

[…] If you copy the "The Geometer's Sketchpad" folder for a non-admin user install (which would be found in "~/Application Support/The Geometer's Sketchpad", to the global /Library/Application Support/ folder, that should also work, provided that the folder permissions allow read/write. Lo and behold, that was the the old non-sanctioned, unofficial way I used to license GSP5 on Macs. […]

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