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Like a loyal droid, your JSS wants to help!JAMF Software's Casper Suite provides an Application Programming Interface, or API, to communicate with the JAMF Software Server (JSS) database. This allows an enterprise to customize specific areas of the JSS as needed. This is the first in a series of articles that will discuss these APIs...

OverviewRecently, we received our order for the book "Enterprise Mac Administrator's Guide: Second Edition" written by  Charles Edge and William Smith. This book provides detailed explanations of the technology required for large-scale Mac OS X deployments and show you how to integrate it with other operating systems and applications. It addresses the growing size and spread of Mac OS X...

"Dobroye! Dobroye!" - Jacob Bradshaw.Jacob Bradshaw recently passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was hilarious, kind, thoughtful, and generous to everyone he knew and his laugh was contagious!Jacob started at the University of Utah in September of 2010. He instantly became an integral part of the Marriott Library's...

OverviewFirmware Password Manager (FWPM) is my approach to the problem of managing firmware passwords on Apple computers. When I began this project there were no solutions, besides setting the password and never changing it. FWPM allows you to update your firmware passwords quickly and easily. It was originally written as a shell script, but it...

Knocked My Socks Off!My coworkers and I attended our first JAMF Nation conference this past October. The last session I attended on the first day knocked my socks off. Bryson Tyrrell of JAMF showed off an iPhone ordering script he wrote in Python and Tk. I've written some Tk, but it was a long time...

OverviewIn this post we will be talking about file descriptors and increasing limit descriptors in OS X Yosemite. File descriptors are limited by the OS. This causes some applications and services to return errors. By increasing the limit of file descriptors we can reduce the amount of "too many files open" error. What are File Descriptors?A file descriptor...

OverviewThe JAMF Distribution Server (JDS) is a distribution point that is managed by the JAMF Software Server (JSS), similar to a computer or mobile device. A JDS is a completely separate server that you install on OS X Server (10.6 or greater) or Linux. It can be used to host packages, in-house apps, and in-house...

OverviewOn our JAMF Software Server (JSS) we noticed and error occurring during scheduled JSS database backup using the JSS Database Utility. The bug is in the implementation of the MySQL binary running on OS X, and isn't seen on other platforms like Windows or other Unix servers. The Symptoms include, under heavy work loads...

OverviewThis post covers setting the path variable for MySQL on a JAMF Software Server running OS X 10.10.x Server & MySQL 5.6.x. The path for a user in OS X is a set of locations in the file system whereby the user can use certain applications, commands and programs without the need to specify the...