Environment variables in channel filter for Mac are not recognised

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Article ID: 210282

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Products

Data Loss Prevention Endpoint Prevent

Issue/Introduction

You are trying to exclude file paths on DLP endpoint agents on Mac OS using environment variables, but notice that these are ignored

Cause

Environment variables are not currently supported for DLP agents running on MacOS

Environment

Release : 15.8 and earlier

Component : DLP Endpoint, Mac OS 10.x,11.x

Resolution

Support for environment variables on Mac OS is anticipated in future versions of the product.

Additional Information

The current version of the Administators Guide does state that environment varibales are not supported on Mac OS, however this is under the section on Discover Scanning so this can appear to be restricted to only that function. It is however applicable to channel filters for other agent functions (copy to share, local drive, AFAC etc) as well.