April 2019 – Macadmins Meeting

April 2019 – Macadmins Meeting

April 17th 2019 – University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting


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The 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, April 17th 2019, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting.

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What’s New  – By Todd McDaniel, Univ of Utah, Marriott Library


This presentation will cover new information pertaining to Apple administration including operating system & application updates, security, hardware support & how-to’s and other notables.


  • Video – To view archived presentation video, click here.
  • Slides – To view the presentation slides, click here.


Santa In-Depth – By Henry Stamerjohann, Zentral Pro Services


Whitelisting vs. blacklisting security strategies. Both strategies can help to keep applications, infrastructures, and networks secure. But you can’t always whitelist and blacklist at the same time, which means you may need to decide which approach makes the most sense for your needs. Whitelisting refers to the practice of blocking all entities except those that are explicitly allowed to communicate with you or your infrastructure. Blacklisting means accepting most entities, but excluding those you believe to be malicious or otherwise wish to avoid.



On Mac systems, there is a software called Santa which is a binary whitelisting/blacklisting system for macOS. It consists of a kernel extension that monitors for executions, a user space daemon that makes execution decisions based on the contents of a SQLite database, a GUI agent that notifies the user in case of a block decision and a command-line utility for managing the system and synchronizing the database with a server. It is named Santa because it keeps track of binaries that are naughty or nice. Santa is a project of Google’s Macintosh Operations Team.

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About Henry Stamerjohann
Henry is solution architect, professional services engineer and partner at Zentral Pro Services – a newly launched technology consultancy based in Hamburg / Germany. Zentral Pro is a passionate research & development venture to provide expertise and professional services for managed workplaces. The mission is to support B2B partners and instigate business companies towards fully automated workflows, identity management and cloud service transformation.



Henry has presented previously at MacSysAdminMacAD.uk, JNUC and MacDevOps.

  • Video – To view archived presentation video, click here.
  • Slides – To view the presentation slides, click here.


VMware Workspace ONE – By Kevin Satterwhite, VMware


Workspace ONE is a digital workspace platform that delivers and manages applications on any device by integrating access control, application management and multi-platform endpoint management. Workspace ONE is built on the VMware AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management technology and integrates with virtual application delivery (VMware Horizon) on a common identity framework. It can manage everything from Windows, replacing System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), to Mac, Android, and iOS, connecting them to identity, storage, and application services on-premises or in the cloud. On Mac systems it is integrated open source Munki and provides a streamlined solution for package software management and patching for Mac clients.

This presentation will encompass an overview of Mac management with VMware Workspace One and will touch on a few key features that has made it one of the leading management tools in the space

About Kevin Satterwhite
I originally joined Airwatch 5 years ago and am a Senior Sales Engineer for the US West territory. I am a macOS champion, meaning I have more advanced knowledge on our macOS solution and therefore leverage my expertise to macOS specific events. Prior to joining Airwatch, I was a mobility architect in IT for several years.


  • Video – To view archived presentation video, click here.
  • Slides – To view the presentation slides, click here.


Open Discussion


Questions, comments, problems and fixes.

Directions


The meeting will be held at the Marriott Library room 1705A located inside the Faculty Center located north of Mom’s Cafe.

For directions to the University of Utah monthly Mac Managers Meetings see the following web page.

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Archive & Live Presentation(s)


  • A live broadcast of the presentations will be available from this web page.
  • Archives of the presentations will be available from this web page.
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