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OverviewRecently, our institution implemented Microsoft Modern Authentication to enable security controls that the university can implement to reduce the risk of compromised credentials with two-factor authentication for any service that contains sensitive, restricted data or otherwise. Modern Authentication enables Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) based sign-in...

Here are some upcoming Apple virtual sessions along with IT-related WWDC 2020 information that might be of interest to those administrating & integrating Apple technology.Security Briefing - Apple Tech Update for Education Join Apple for an executive overview of Apple security and privacy for macOS led...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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-60d49d3b07267165887204/]...