Apple macOS 11 STIG Ver 1, Rel 3 Checklist Details (Checklist Revisions)

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Target CPE Name
Apple macOS 11.0 (Big Sur) cpe:/o:apple:macos:11.0 (View CVEs)

Checklist Highlights

Checklist Name:
Apple macOS 11 STIG
Checklist ID:
Ver 1, Rel 3
Review Status:
Governmental Authority: Defense Information Systems Agency
Original Publication Date:

Checklist Summary:

The Apple macOS 11 Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) provides security policy and configuration requirements for the use of Apple macOS 11 in the Department of Defense (DoD). Guidance in these documents applies only to Apple macOS 11 and related components on DoD systems and excludes any other components or software running on DoD systems. Hardening the Apple macOS 11 Server application suite is not addressed in these documents. The Apple macOS 11 STIG is accompanied by a piece of supplemental guidance that should be referenced when attempting to implement the “Smart Card Policy” requirements listed in the STIG. Failure to reference this guidance during this process could result in a total loss of access to the operating system. The Apple macOS 11 STIG presumes operation in an environment compliant with all applicable DoD guidance, especially concerning remote access and network infrastructure.

Checklist Role:

  • Operating System

Known Issues:

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Target Audience:

Parties within the DoD and Federal Government’s computing environments can obtain the applicable STIG from the Cyber Exchange website at This site contains the latest copies of STIGs, SRGs, and other related security information. Those without a Common Access Card (CAC) that has DoD Certificates can obtain the STIG from

Target Operational Environment:

  • Managed
  • Specialized Security-Limited Functionality (SSLF)

Testing Information:

Not provided.

Regulatory Compliance:

DoDI 8500.01


Comments or proposed revisions to this document should be sent via email to the following address: DISA will coordinate all change requests with the relevant DoD organizations before inclusion in this document. Approved changes will be made in accordance with the DISA maintenance release schedule.


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Product Support:

All technical NIST SP 800-53 requirements were considered while developing this STIG. Requirements that are applicable and configurable will be included in the final STIG. A report marked For Official Use Only (FOUO) will be available for those items that did not meet requirements. This report will be available to component Authorizing Official (AO) personnel for risk assessment purposes by request via email to:

Point of Contact:


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Change History:

Change status to FINAL - 1/14/2021
corrected status - changed status to FINAL - 1/19/2021
added SCC links per DISA guidance - 4/20/21
Updated resource per DISA - 4/28/21
Updated resources per DISA - 5/25/21
Updated resource per DISA - 7/29/21
Updated SCC per DISA - 9/16/21


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NIST checklist record last modified on 09/16/2021