When it comes to installing applications for end users at scale, especially for those on macOS, not every developer plays the game. The combination of packaging/zipping/goodness knows what is vast.
uniFLOW is no exception when it comes to SmartClient. A .pkg, inside an .iso, with hidden files.
I'm writing this as a reminder on how I did this, as I need to deploy an update to the client.
The first mistake I made, when I did this with the original deployment, was not checking for hidden config files within the .iso (… no words). I was deploying the .pkg and couldn't figure out why the client wasn't connecting to the backend.
On further inspection, there's a ".tenantconfig.plist" file inside the .iso file with the .pkg. Because of course there is.
My next deployment attempt was to pop both these files in to a new .pkg using Composer, and then run a postinstall script to install the .pkg.
sudo installer -pkg /tmp/uniflowclient/SmartClientforMac.pkg -target /
This resolved the issue.
Not rocket science, but as I said, I wrote this to remind myself, and hopefully save someone else 5 minutes.