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Configuration profile to open Safari at login in Mac

Configuration profiles are used to automate various settings on a Mac. One such setting is to automate the launch of applications or documents when the user logs in. It is often necessary for employees to regularly open specific applications or web browsers to access work-related information or perform tasks. In the case of Macs, Safari is a widely utilized web browser in work environments. Through the use of a configuration profile, administrators can ensure that Safari is automatically launched when a user logs in, thereby streamlining their workflow and enhancing productivity. Once the Mac computer receives the configuration profile, the login item for Safari will be added to the user’s list of login items and will automatically launch upon login. Hexnode’s Deploy Custom Configuration feature allows you to deploy a configuration profile that will automatically open Safari during the login process.


The sample configuration profiles provided below are created using various profile creator applications.


This configuration profile is supported on macOS 10.13 and later devices running on Intel processors.

Open Safari at login


  • To create and customize configuration profiles, you can use tools like Apple Configurator, Profile Manager or manually create them using text editors.
  • Use non-encrypted .mobileconfig, .xml, or plist files to deploy profiles across devices.
  • Ensure that you do not associate conflicting configurations with the devices.
  • Use wildcards to fetch key values from the portal.
  • It is recommended to manually validate the configuration profile on a system before executing it in bulk.
  • Hexnode will not be responsible for any damage/loss to the system on the behavior of the configuration profile.

  • Configuration Profile Repository