Performing a user installation

Users can install HCL Connections for Mac following these steps.

About this task

To install HCL Connections for Mac you will need OS X 10.8 or later.


  1. Download the plugin for HCL Connections for Mac from the HCL License & Delivery Portal.
  2. Extract the file.
  3. Double-click HCLConnectionsMac.pkg to launch the installation program. The Install HCL Connections For Mac installer window appears.
  4. Click Continue to begin the installation wizard. Follow the steps in the wizard to complete the installation.
  5. When the installation is complete, click Close to exit the installation wizard. The sync app will automatically start at the end of the installation.

What to do next

When you open HCL Connections for Mac for the first time, the sync app automatically prompts you to create a new account if one does not already exist. You can manually set up an account. Creating an account allows you to connect to an HCL Connections site and interact with that site from the Finder window or the HCL Connections icons in the Dock and menu bar.
  1. Open HCL Connections for Mac by clicking the icon in the Dock or locating and clicking it in the Applications folder of your Finder window.
  2. In the Site URL field type the URL you use to connect to HCL Connections. For example, or
  3. In the Display name field, type the name that you want to display for the sync folder in the Finder window. For example, the folder is named Display-name sync.
  4. Enter the user name and password you use to log in to that HCL Connections site.
  5. Select an authentication type if there is a reason to change it from the default. By default, the plug-in authenticates with the HCL Connections server using basic authentication. If your enterprise uses a different authentication type, you might be instructed to edit the authentication setting.
  6. Click Connect.
  7. Select Add sync folder to FAVORITES in Finder and click Create.