Information Technology

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...

APP PLAYPEN - PYTHON WITH XCODE UI What is App Playpen?App Playpen is designed to be used as a convenient automation tool for building a disk image launcher in which to place an application with exceptional requirements beyond an average application. The outputted launcher application limits modifications to a mounted shadow image that can be discarded on...

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-5f012862baafe149188981/]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...