(macOS) Silent install, pre-enter license

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We would like to pre-enter our enterprise license key for Mac users so no manual entering of the license is needed during installation.

/Users/<username>/Library/Preferences/com.mindjet.mindmanager.10.plist is the file.

What key can be used?

Or is there another way to do a completely silent install without the need to enter the license key?
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Interesting question, as there's no documentation about this.

There is a good Large Scale Deployment Guide for MindManager Enterprise for Windows, but this guide lacks descriptions for MindManager for Mac.


It looks like the license information is stored one level lower in a .plist file in:

/Users/<username>/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.mindjet.mindmanager.10.<Hardware UUID>.plist 

That is the file that contains the license key (see screenshot below).





Part of why and how the file is structured is described here:
https://www.cnet.com/news/about-the-os-x-byhost-preferences-directory/
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Great, thank you very much! Wasn't aware of the ByHost preference files existing. We will try to write this as soon as we have a valid license key by using a 'defaults write' command with elevation. I will report my findings here afterwards.
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Can confirm, this works perfectly!