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November 21st 2018 - University of Utah, MacAdmins MeetingThe University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This month's meeting will be held on Wed, November 21st 2018, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting.If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please use the Contact Us option. What's New  - By Todd McDaniel, Univ of Utah, Marriott LibraryThis...

October 17th 2018 - University of Utah, MacAdmins MeetingThe University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This month's meeting will be held on Wed, October 17th 2018, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting.If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please use the Contact Us option. What's New  - By Todd McDaniel, Univ of Utah, Marriott LibraryThis...

September 19th 2018 - University of Utah, MacAdmins MeetingThe University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This month's meeting will be held on Wed, September 19th 2018, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting.If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please use the Contact Us option. What's New  - By Todd McDaniel, Univ of Utah, Marriott LibraryThis...

IntroductionDisplay Manager is a tool that allows users to programmatically manage Mac display settings like resolution, refresh rate, rotation, brightness, screen mirroring, and HDMI underscan. It's primarily intended for Mac sys admins and developers who need to control displays in specific, predictable ways. Display Manager works in a 2-part package: a library that actually controls Mac displays (display_manager_lib.py), and a script that allows access via the command line, and executes commands in a non-interfering way (display_manager.py).This blog post outlines my process in rebuilding and updating Display...

August 15th 2018 - University of Utah, MacAdmins MeetingThe University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This month's meeting will be held on Wed, August 15th 2018, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting.If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please use the Contact Us option. What's New  - By Todd McDaniel, Univ of Utah, Marriott LibraryThis...

Like a loyal droid, your Jamf Pro server wants to help! (Episode III)Jamf Software's Jamf Pro server (JPS) provides an Application Programming Interface, or API, to interact with the JPS database. This allows an enterprise to customize specific areas of the JPS as needed. This post builds on the other articles in the series: Fetching Data From the JSS using API calls & Python and Publishing information to the Jamf Pro server using API calls and Python. We'll discuss searching for specific data within the...

July 18th 2018 - University of Utah, MacAdmins MeetingThe University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This month's meeting will be held on Wed, July 18th 2018, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting.If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please use the Contact Us option. What's New  - By Todd McDaniel, Univ of Utah, Marriott LibraryThis...

June 20th 2018 - University of Utah, MacAdmins MeetingThe University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This months meeting will be held on Wed, June 20th 2018, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting.If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please your the Contact Us option. What's New  - By Todd McDaniel, Marriott Library, University of...

OverviewThere are several ways to access an enterprise wireless network. You might use 802.1X with PEAP or some other form of the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP). For device based internet, EAP-TLS is the authentication protocol used to connect to the wireless network. EAP-TLS uses Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) and Network Device Enrollment Service (NDES) to generate a device based certificate to connect to the wireless network.The PurposeWe wanted to provide another way to authenticate to the wireless network on university campus. The current method, PEAP-MSCHAPv2 authentication uses username...

April 18th 2018 - University of Utah, MacAdmins MeetingThe University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This months meeting will be held on Wed, April 18th 2018, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting.If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please your the Contact Us option. What's New  - By Todd McDaniel, Marriott Library, University of...