Administration

June 17th, 2020 - 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, June 17th, 2020, and we will...

We have posted to our GitHub repository, App Playpen. App Playpen is a python GUI application that provides a framework & automation to secure macOS applications with exceptional requirements. We have developed a methodology of managing enterprise and/or shared environment unfriendly applications that have evolved over the years at the Marriott Library or other locations...

We have implemented multiple forms of kiosks throughout the years at the Marriott Library or other locations on campus that we support. Initially, we implemented web kiosks that provided anonymous users at the Marriott Library quick access to limited library & campus resources like the catalog system, databases, etc. These web kiosks needed to be...

February 19th, 2020 - 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, February 19th, 2020, and we will...

OverviewFirmware Password Manager is a Python script to help MacAdmin programmatically manage the firmware passwords of their Mac systems. The firmware password is one of the three interlocking methods used to secure Mac systems. The other two are: using strong passwords (and password policy) on user accounts and FileVault to apply full disk encryption (FDE)....

OverviewIf you are using Jamf Pro to manage your macOS client systems, the "default" option to upload, delete & modify properties of software installer packages & disk images, printer configurations, dock items, directory bindings, and scripts to your Jamf Pro infrastructure is using the native macOS Graphic User Interface (GUI) application called Jamf Admin. With...

OverviewThis is a quick post that was discussed at the January 2020 MacAdmin meeting in reference to Oracle Java licensing.Finding Java on your Mac Systems To scan your Mac client systems to discover Java and applications bundling Java (i.e. JRE, JDK, etc.) with the application. [crayon-5f01280023480974724908/]Example Applications that Bundle Java Adobe Animate CC 2018 Adobe CC/Adobe Animate...

January 15th, 2020 - 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, January 15th, 2020, and we will...

December 18th, 2019 - University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting CanceledThe 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 canceled due to holidays, etc.Next month, the meeting...

OverviewBBEdit is primarily designed for use by software & script developers, web designers, etc. It has native support for many programming languages and custom modules can be created by users to support any language. The application contains multi-file text searching capabilities including support for regular expressions. BBEdit allows previewing and built-in validation of HTML markup...