Feb 2022 – MacAdmins Meeting

Feb 2022 – MacAdmins Meeting

February 16, 2022 – University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting


The University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly virtually 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, Feb 16th, 2022 at 11 AM MT and we will provide live broadcasts and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting. If you have suggestions on presentations or interest in presenting,  questions, or comments, please use the Contact Us option.


Duo Device Health & Mac 2FA Login  – Brady Espey, Duo Security/Cisco

This presentation will discuss the “Device Health application” and “Duo Authentication for macOS”, what they are, how do they work, how to require them when logging onto Macs and how to distribute and manage them.

The Duo Device Health is an application that can be installed and distributed on your end-users Mac systems that performs health checks whenever you access Duo-protected applications through the browser-based Duo Universal Prompt or traditional Duo Prompt, ensuring that your Macs meets the organization’s security requirements. This helps protect organization data and make sure your Macs are less vulnerable to compromise. Duo Health helps you control access to your applications through the policy system by restricting access when devices do not meet particular security requirements.

Duo Authentication for macOS adds Duo two-factor authentication to macOS local console logins. Duo for macOS doesn’t add 2FA for remote SSH connections but can be added using the Duo Unix – Two-Factor Authentication for SSH with PAM support. Duo’s Mac authorization plugin 1.1.0 supports macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and later versions including macOS Monterey. To test your setup, attempt to log in to your newly-configured system as a user enrolled in Duo. The Duo Prompt appears after you successfully submit your macOS credentials.

About Brady Espey

Brady Espey is a Customer Solutions Engineer on the Duo Care team at Duo Security/Cisco. He is a cyber security engineer and trusted advisor in all aspects of Duo Security and the implementation and roll-out of MFA. With multiple years of Duo experience and over 10 years in technical advisement roles, he has extensive experience in designing and implementing the system, security, and network projects with a Zero Trust approach.

  • Video – To view the archived presentation video, click here. (sorry this video is restricted to University of Utah staff via campus login)


Teams on macOS in 2022 and Beyond – Bill Weidenborner, Microsoft

A roadmap review of upcoming features that will impact MacAdmins to be followed with an open Q&A. About Bill Weidenborner

Bill Weidenborner has been the lead product manager for the macOS Teams desktop client since early 2020. He works out of the Microsoft Development Center in Prague. Bill got his start in IT and R&D working for CA Technologies (now a part of Broadcom) where got his foot in the door as a technical documentation grunt which led to opportunities in project management. This finally led to his becoming the lead program manager for the Mainframe DevOps and Application Development value stream. From there, he jumped over to product management when he joined Vistaprint working on internal and customer-facing logistics solutions. Originally from the NY/NJ area, he ventured to Central Europe after graduating from Hunter College in the early 2000s to work for a year or two as an English teacher. After living back and forth between Germany and Prague for a number of years, he now lives in a small Czech village south of the city where he raises his three kids with his wife Eliska.

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

Programmatic AirPrint in the Enterprise – Alex (AP) Orlebeke, Hudson River Trading

In this presentation, AP Orlebeke will be covering the basics of command-line-based printer installations. We love to hate printers, but let’s hate them a little less :). By attending you’ll be more aware of the available tools available to you and come away with a workflow that will immediately allow you to install printers on your Macs without installing any drivers!

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


Open Discussion

Questions, comments, problems, and fixes.


Due to the coronavirus (aka Covid-19) crisis, this meeting will not be meeting in person but will currently be done virtually using Zoom video communications architecture.

With Zoom we will implement the following security best practices:
  • Require a Password to Join This meeting will require a password to join the meeting. Information will be emailed via a campus internal list, but if you are external and want to attend the meeting, please use the contact us form to receive details. Else, the archive of the meeting will be available 2-3 days after the live meeting.

    • Waiting Room When joining the meeting you will be placed in the Waiting Room by default and the hosts will give you access to the live meeting.

  • Miscellaneous We will also implement other settings and safeguards to secure the meeting.

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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