July 2019 – MacAdmins Meeting

July 2019 – MacAdmins Meeting

July 17th, 2019 – University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting


The 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, July 17th, 2019, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting. If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please use the Contact Us option.


What’s New  – By Todd McDaniel, Univ of Utah, Marriott Library

This presentation will cover new information pertaining to Apple administration including operating system & application updates, security, hardware support & how-tos and other notables.


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


Leveraging DEPNotify & Jamf Pro for Device Deployment – By John Mahlman

In a post-imaging world (imaging is dead, long live imaging) deploying Mac client systems to users may not be so cut and dry anymore. With macOS High Sierra (10.13), Apple told us that imaging is no longer a supported method for setting up and deploying machines, and instead we must utilize Device Enrollment Program (DEP). But as a community, we need more useful tools for leveraging DEP and communicating what’s happening on the screen to end users. This is what the tool DEPNotify can solve. DEPNotify is a lightweight tool by the creator of NoMAD, that you install at enrollment time that shows the user what DEP is actually doing in the background. This presentation will outline this new deployment method using DEPNotify that will not only tell the user what is going on at DEP enrollment, but also get user input and populate information back into the Jamf server to unlock an unlimited number of new potential workflows!

About John Mahlman

John has been in the Apple IT world for over 10 years; mainly in EDU but he has since moved on to the wonderful world corporate. He is currently the Lead Mac Engineer at a very well respected finance company where he is trying to make Macs into a standard offering. John is also on the planning group for the Greater Philly Mac Admins group.

When John is not working in IT he is brewing beer, playing tabletop RP games (he actually records a D&D drinking game podcast!), playing video games, or visiting breweries with his partner.


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


macOS SSH Management – By Pieter Bowman & David Richardson

Secure Shell (SSH) is a cryptographic network protocol for operating network services securely over an unsecured network. Typical applications include remote command-line, login, and remote command execution, but any network service can be secured with SSH.

This presentation will cover tips & tricks & best practices for setting up and using SSH on macOS clients. And advanced topics like implement 2FA for remote SSH connections with solutions like Duo, Google or many other solutions. On our campus, we are implementing Duo and it can be easily added to any macOS system to protect remote (SSH) or local logins with the addition of a simple pam_duo PAM module.

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


Open Discussion

Questions, comments, problems and fixes.


The meeting will be held at the Marriott Library room 1705A located inside the Faculty Center located north of Mom’s Cafe. For directions to the University of Utah monthly Mac Managers Meetings see the following web page.


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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