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The Ignision installer can be installed without using the GUI by running the installer script directly as root.  The “” installer script is located in the “” folder in the .dmg file.  So, for example, if the .dmg is mounted on “/Volumes/Ignision Standard Edition” then the full path to the installer script is:
"/Volumes/Ignision Standard Edition/"
The installer script ( accepts five command line arguments:

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$ <offline.tbz2> <license_file> <md5_hash> <offline.json> <>


A working example of invoking “” from the bash command line (terminal):

  • This example assumes that “Ignision_Standard_Edition.dmg” was opened by finder and it mounted at “/Volumes/Ignision Standard Edition”.
  • This example assumes that your Ignision license file is located at “${HOME}/Downloads/ignision_license.aquaconnect”.
  • Each line begins with "$" to denote a bash terminal prompt.
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$ sudo [ -d "/tmp/ignision_installer" ] && sudo rm -rf "/tmp/ignision_installer"
$ sudo mkdir -p "/tmp/ignision_installer"
$ sudo cp /Volumes/Ignision\ Standard\ Edition/{offline.json,offline.tbz2,} "${HOME}/Downloads/ignision_license.aquaconnect" "/tmp/ignision_installer/"
$ sudo /Volumes/Ignision\ Standard\ Edition/ /tmp/ignision_installer/offline.tbz2 /tmp/ignision_installer/ignision_license.aquaconnect $(md5 -q /tmp/ignision_installer/offline.tbz2) /tmp/ignision_installer/offline.json /tmp/ignision_installer/
$ sudo [ -d "/tmp/ignision_installer" ] && sudo rm -rf "/tmp/ignision_installer"

Please ignore the following benign messages, if you receive them:
No license data to store.
Corrupt license data.
License is expired.following script will perform an unattended installation of Ignision SE.


  • Ignision SE installer .dmg file.  (Download Ignision Standard Edition here)
  • Your Ignision SE key identifier, which is provided to you by Aqua Connect.
  • The e-mail address you provided to Aqua Connect when you requested or purchased your Ignision SE key.

Download the Ignision SE unattended install script archive here:

View file

Before you can execute the Ignision SE unattended installer bash script, you will need to unpack the archive by double-clicking it in Finder or by executing the following command in a terminal:

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titleExtract Ignision SE unattended installer archive
tar -xf

This will produce an executable bash script named "" that must be run in a bash shell (the Terminal application on you Mac).  Do not simply double-click "" in Finder.  Open "Terminal" and run the bash script to receive usage instructions.  For example:

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titleIgnision SE unattended installer usage
$ ./
Ignision SE unattended installer

./ line 44: Invalid number of command line arguments.

Usage: <Ignision SE installer .dmg file> <Ignision license ID> <Ignision License e-mail> <admin_user> [--patch|--nopatch] [--install|--upgrade]
Required arguments between <>; optional arguments between [].
  --nopatch is the default when nothing is specified.  When --patch is specified and the target system is macOS Sierra, the WindowServer process will be patched to correct a bug that causes it to randomly crash, which treminates all user sessions and disconnects all users.
  --upgrade is the default when nothing is specified.  This retains all previous Ignision SE configuration and performs a upgrade installation.  Use --install to discard all previous settings (if any) and perform a clean installation.

Upgrade example: ./ ~/Downloads/Ignision_Standard_Edition.dmg C1-K001 bob --patch --upgrade
Install example: ./ ~/Downloads/Ignision_Standard_Edition.dmg C1-K001 bob --patch --install
Both examples above configure Ignision to allow user 'bob' to always connect, regardless of Active Directory status.

So, if you would like to perform a typical unattended clean installation of Ignision SE, you would execute:

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titleTypical unattended CLEAN installation of Ignision SE
./ Ignision_Standard_Edition.dmg <your_key> <your_email> <your_admin_user> --patch --install

Similarly, if you would like to perform a typical unattended upgrade installation of Ignision SE, you would execute:

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titleTypical unattended UPGRADE installation of Ignision SE
./ Ignision_Standard_Edition.dmg <your_key> <your_email> <your_admin_user> --patch --upgrade