deviceTRUST + Apple Silicon support

Apple Silicon, the most powerful chip designed specifically for the Mac. Amongst all of the powerful features there are a couple of things to note when using the intel based remoting clients alongside deviceTRUST on an M1/M2 capable Mac.

Native support for Apple Silicon

This has been added in the latest release of the deviceTRUST Client Extension version 21.1.300.

This requires a remoting client that is also built with native Apple silicon support. and is therefore currently supported with the following clients:

  • Citrix Workspace App for macOS v22.11.0.12 or later.
  • FreeRDP v2.8.2 or later.
  • VMware Horizon View v8.7.0 or later.

Remoting clients that do not support Apple Silicon.

Earlier versions of the above technologies may still require Rosetta translation. For example, Citrix added support for the Apple silicon M1 chip in Workspace version 2101. In order to use 3rd party virtual channels with Workspace there is a dependency on Rosetta 2 being installed. Without Rosetta these virtual channels may not work in Citrix Workspace app on macOS Big Sur 11.0 and later. More information on this can be found here.

Other remoting technologies that do not currently support Apple Silicon will also require Rosetta 2 to be installed. The latest deviceTRUST Client Extension is compatible with this configuration.

Rosetta 2

Rosetta is Apple’s tool for translating code intended for Intel processors so that the M1 chip understands it. Rosetta 2 should mean that most existing Mac apps will run on the new M1 Macs. More information on how to install Rosetta on your Mac can be found here.

If you are intending to run deviceTRUST Client Extension 21.1.300 on an M1 mac with a remoting technology that does not support Apple Silicon

  • Install remoting client
  • Install Rosetta 2
  • Install deviceTRUST Client Extension 21.1.300