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Supportability Q&A about IBM Notes and macOS Mojave (OS X 10.14.x)



This technote contains questions and answers pertaining to installing and running IBM Notes on Apple's macOS Mojave (OS X 10.14.x).


** For related technotes about other OS X versions, refer to the Index of Supportability Q&A technotes for Notes and OS X and Windows (technote 1998488) **

Q1. Does IBM Notes support Apple's macOS Mojave (aka OS X 10.14)?
Yes. IBM supports OS X 10.14 commencing with the release of macOS Mojave on September 24th, 2018. Please apply either either 10.0.1 or for 9.0.1 the latest IF (901IF16 or higher) to resolve the crash issue covered under the Known Issues section of this document.

IBM recommends applying the latest Fix Pack and Interim Fix available to benefit from the latest features and enhancements.  Please see Q3 for a link to the download Technote.

Q2. What versions of Notes are supported on macOS Mojave?

  • Notes Mac 64-bit 10.0.1 or Notes MAC 64-bit 9.0.1 IF16 and higher
  • IBM Client Application Access (ICAA) is also supported. ICAA for Mac 64-bit is a lightweight solution that helps clients who want to move to a browser-based interface for email (IBM SmartCloud Notes web, IBM Verse, or iNotes), while continuing to work with existing Notes and Domino applications on-premises.

Q3. I'm already at Notes 9.0.1 64-bit, where can I download 9.0.1 Interim Fix 16 or higher?
See this document for a list of fixes and download links for Notes 9.0.1 64-bit Interim Fixes.

Q4. Where can I download the latest IBM Notes 9.0.1 64-bit (revised March 2018) or the Mac 64-bit API Toolkit (released in 2015)?

Notes 9.0.1 64-bit was released in 2015 and then revised on 9 March 2018 to address an OS X 10.13 install issue. It is available from IBM Passport Advantage Online, Partner downloads, and in IBM Connections Cloud for SmartCloud Notes customers (see below table for more information) on availability and part #'s.

Passport Advantage
Part Number
IBM Notes 10.0.1 MAC 64 BIT English CNXK6EN Released 12/18/2018
IBM NOTES 9.0.1 MAC 64 BIT English CNQY7EN Revised 3/9/2018
IBM Notes 9.0.1 Mac 64 BIT Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese CNQY8ML  Revised 3/9/2018
IBM Notes 9.0.1 Mac 64 BIT Japanese and Korean  CNQY9ML  Revised 3/9/2018
IBM Notes 9.0.1 Mac 64 BIT French, Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish CNQZ0ML  Revised 3/9/2018
IBM Notes 9.0.1 Mac 64 BIT Italian and German CNQZ1ML  Revised 3/9/2018
IBM Notes 9.0.1 Mac 64 BIT Danish and Dutch CNQZ2ML  Revised 3/9/2018
IBM Notes 9.0.1 Mac 64 BIT Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish CNQZ3ML  Revised 3/9/2018
IBM Notes 9.0.1 Mac 64 BIT Polish and Russian CNQZ4ML  Revised 3/9/2018
IBM Notes 9.0.1 Mac 64 BIT Portuguese and Turkish CNQZ5ML  Revised 3/9/2018

IBM Connections Cloud and IBM SmartCloud Notes customers can download Notes 9.0.1 64-bit. See the following document and use the part numbers above: FAQ: Software downloads for IBM SmartCloud Notes customers.

In addition to Passport advantage or partner downloads, anyone can download the toolkit from the IBM Software Download site as follows:

API Toolkit Download Instructions:
1. Go to the IBM C API Toolkit for Notes/Domino 9.0.1 API Download
2. Navigate through to download the following:

IBM C API Toolkit for Notes/Domino 9.0.1 Mac 64 bit English - MB)

Q5. Are there any known issues?

SPR #IFBTB4QLEJ is in MAC 64-bit 901IF16 and higher.  This fixes a Notes Client crash on the new Mojave OS.


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Cross reference information
Product Component Platform Version Edition
IBM Client Application Access Install/Setup Mac OS, OS X 9.0.1 Social Edition, 64-bit

Document information

More support for: IBM Notes

Component: Install/Setup

Software version: 9.0.1.x

Operating system(s): Mac OS, OS X

Software edition: 64-bit, Social Edition

Reference #: 0732647

Modified date: 20 December 2018