MCrypt Installer for OS X Server


  • OS X 10.11.x El Capitan with Server app 5.x (SIP compatible)
  • OS X 10.10.x Yosemite with Server app 4.x or 5.x
  • OS X 10.9.x Mavericks with Server app 3.x
  • OS X 10.8.x Mountain Lion with Server app 2.x

Note: If MCrypt is already installed and loadable by PHP, the installer will exit without making changes.

For both, OS X 10.10 and 10.11 with OS X Server 5

The PHP module installed here:


We add/edit the mcrypt module location in /etc/php.ini


For OS X 10.8, 10.9 and 10.10 with OS X Server 2-4

PHP modules are installed here:


Your system will use the correct version

We enable the mcrypt module location in /etc/php.ini

What is installed and how do I remove files installed by this package.

Please see the Installer FAQ.

The topicdesk Mcrypt installer is a free download.



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  1. Jeff Johnson
    Jeff Johnson says:


    Good question Michael…
    We did have to create a new mcrypt package for our roundcube installer – its compatible with 10.8 – 10.10.

    If you need mcrypt sooner than later, you can install our roundcube package, then delete roundcube (or leave it).. mcrypt would remain in place.

    I should have the standalone mcrypt installer ready this week.
    This one package will install on 10.8, 10.9 and 10.10


  2. Catatan
    Catatan says:

    I was download the package and install it. But it seem you forget to remove /user/local/topicdesk directory. Mcrypt will not success installed if /etc/php.ini doesn’t exist, my opinion you should copy from /etc/php.ini.default first if /etc/php.ini doesn’t exist.

  3. Jeff Johnson
    Jeff Johnson says:

    Yosemite Mcrypt Installer – Release Candidate

    Compatible with
    • OS X Server 10.8.3+ (Mountain Lion, Server app 2.x)
    • OS X Server 10.9.x (Mavericks 3.x)
    • OS X Server 10.10.+ (Yosemite 4.x)

    Reports of any success and/or any issues are appreciated for this pre-release

    Mcrypt Installer for OS X 10.8, 10.9 and 10.10 ([url]””[/url])


  4. rob
    rob says:

    how does one use Mcrypt ? can someone explain why this is useful, is it for bearing up security ? I imagine so but how is it used ? I assume by Roundcube ? if someone has any info I would be most grateful.

  5. Erik Hag
    Erik Hag says:

    In addition to mcrypt, I would like to use the postgresql extension pgcrypto, but this is not present in the extension directory of the OSX Server 3.2.1 software:

    create extension pgcrypto;

    ERROR: could not open extension control file /Applications/ crypto.control: No such file or directory.

    Is there a way to add the extension manualy?

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