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Casper: Self-Service Software Installation for Macs

Windows users

Software Center is your way to access self-service software installations for Windows machines on the Wright State domain. 

On this page:

About Casper

  • Casper is a software program on the Mac that allows for the delivery of Mac software over the Wright State Network. Casper is similar to Software Center, except that you must first install and enroll before you can use Casper.
  • Casper allows for self-service software installations.
  • Casper allows CaTS to report usage of software to optimize licensing costs.

Mac users: Casper is now available for university-owned computers. Below are instructions for installing Casper on your machine and enrolling in the program.
 

Available Software

Below is a list of all available software through Casper. For a complete list of all software available for University purposes, visit the University Software page.

Installing Casper

Sierra or Earlier Versions

1

Open Safari and visit https://casper.wright.edu/enroll.

2

Login with your campus 'w' username and password.

3

Click Log in.

screen capture of the casper log in window

4

Click Download to download the Casper install file. Note: As of now, the download screen doesn’t disappear once you’ve downloaded the install file. Once you’ve located the file on your computer, you can safely close Safari.

5

Look for the file QuickAdd.pkg on your desktop or in your Downloads folder.

6

Right click on the QuickAdd.pkg and select Open.

screen capture of the casper installer quick add open step

7

Click Open on the security prompt.

Note: If you get a popup saying "QuickAdd.pkg" can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer, click on the Apple icon in the top lefthand corner and select System Preferences. Go to your Security & Privacy settings in your and select Open Anyway

screen capture of the casper open file window

8

Click Continue on the Welcome screen.

screen capture of the casper software installation introduction window

9

Click Continue to install on the Macintosh HD disk.

screen capture of the casper software installation destination select window

10

Click Install.

screen capture of the casper software installation type window

11

On the Enrollment screen, enter the credentials used to log in to your workstation and click Continue. Please wait while the system enrolls your account.

Note: If you are unable to log in, contact the CaTS Help Desk at 937-775-4287.

screen capture of the casper installation enter password window

12

Click Close on the Installation is Successful screen.

screen capture of the casper installation successful window

High Sierra & Mojave

1

Open Safari and visit https://casper.wright.edu/enroll.

2

Login with your campus 'w' username and password.

3

Click Log in.

screen capture of the casper log in window

4

Click Accept to confirm you are installing Casper on a Wright State University-owned computer, and not a personal device.

screen capture of the casper installation accept popup window

5

Click Continue to install the CA certificate. 

screen capture of the casper ca certificate window

6

Click Continue when prompted to 'Install CA Certificate'.

screen capture of the casper ca certificate install window

7

Click Continue.

screen capture of the casper ca certificate install continue window

8

Click Install.

screen capture of the casper ca certificate install are you sure window

9

A window will pop up in the background asking if you want to continue enrolling your device in Casper. Click Continue

10

Click Install to install the MDM profile downloaded to your machine. 

screen capture of the casper mdm profile install window

11

Click Install to verify you want to install the MDM profile, then click Continue

12

Click Install

13

Enter your Mac computer credentials. You will need admin privileges in order to complete the installation. 

14

Once the install is finished, you will get a confirmation screen to confirm you now have access to this software. 

screen capture of the casper mdm profile install verified window

Self Service

1

Open your Applications folder.

2

Click on the Self Service icon.

screen capture of the applications window with casper self service icon

3

Login with your campus "w" username and password. 

Installing Software

1

Open Casper and login with your campus "w" username and password. 

2

Select the software you want to install. Click Install on the pop-up screen.

3

The software will automatically begin installing. You can check the progress of the installation at the top of the Self-Service screen.