May 2023 – MacAdmins Meeting

May 2023 – MacAdmins Meeting

May 17, 2023 – 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, May 17th, 2023 at 11 AM MT and we will provide live broadcasts and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting.


Termius – Roman Kudiyarov, CEO/Co-Founder Termius

Termius is a cross-platform SSH (Secure Shell) client that allows users to securely connect to remote servers, manage their systems, and run terminal commands from a single platform. It supports SSH, Telnet, and Serial connections, and offers features such as end-to-end encryption, two-factor authentication, and SSH agent forwarding. Termius is available as a desktop application for macOS, iOS, Linux, and Windows, as well as a mobile application for iOS and Android devices. It is commonly used by IT professionals, developers, and system administrators to remotely access and manage servers, routers, switches, and other network devices.

In this presentation, he will highlight how Termius uses vaults for secure data storage and AI for streamlined server management. This combination of enhanced security and intelligent automation makes Termius an essential tool for efficient system administration.

Termius offers an encrypted vault to keep sensitive data like keys, passwords, and IP addresses safe. The user can create multiple vaults and share them with authorized team members while enjoying granular access controls. The data is backed up and synced across devices, and Termius is available on all major platforms. The tool uses enterprise-grade encryption and best security practices, and only the user and team members can access the encrypted data. The private key is encrypted with the user’s master password, and Termius staff cannot access it.

 About Roman Kudiyarov

Roman Kudiyarov is the CEO and Co-Founder of Termius. Roman has over 15 years of experience in the software development industry, with a focus on business process simulation and game development. Roman started their career as a software developer at ISS Art Ltd, where they participated in the development of two desktop business applications. The first was a game editor for car physics simulation, and the second was a business process simulation application. Roman was responsible for the design and development of the DSL language for the second application. In 2013, Roman co-founded Expander Ltd, a software development company focused on delivering its services to the Food Product and FMCG industries. As CTO and Co-Founder, they were responsible for business analysis, product requirements development, and project management. Roman was also involved in sales, marketing, financial planning, capital raising, strategy, and legal. Under Roman’s leadership, Termius has become a leading provider of mobile security solutions, with millions of users around the world. Roman is passionate about making Termius the most user-friendly and secure mobile security solution on the market.

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


Apple Wi-Fi 6E  – The Unknown Presenter

Wi-Fi 6E is the latest iteration of Wi-Fi technology, which operates in the 6 GHz frequency band. It offers faster speeds, lower latency, and higher capacity than previous Wi-Fi standards. The “E” in Wi-Fi 6E stands for “extended,” which refers to the new spectrum that has been made available for Wi-Fi devices to operate in. This new spectrum allows for more bandwidth and less interference, leading to better performance and a more reliable connection. Wi-Fi 6E is backward compatible with previous Wi-Fi standards, so devices that support Wi-Fi 6E will be able to connect to older Wi-Fi networks as well.

This presentation will cover Wi-Fi 6Ei standards and best practices on how Apple devices can use it. Apple devices that currently support Wi-Fi 6E include MacBook Pro (14-inch and 16-inch), Mac mini, and iPad Pro (4th and 6th generation).

 About The Unknown Presenter

The Unknown Presenter is a mysterious figure in the world of public speaking and presentations. Little is known about their background or identity, but they have gained a reputation for delivering engaging and thought-provoking talks on a variety of topics. Despite their anonymity, The Unknown Presenter has built a loyal following thanks to their captivating speaking style and ability to connect with audiences. They are known for using humor, storytelling, and innovative visuals to bring their presentations to life and leave a lasting impact on their listeners. While their true identity may be unknown, The Unknown Presenter’s impact on the world of public speaking is undeniable. They have inspired countless individuals to hone their own presentation skills and embrace the power of effective communication.


FileWave – Tony Keller, Josh Levitsky & Bryan DeVore, FileWave

FileWave is a multi-platform endpoint management software that allows organizations to efficiently manage and secure their devices and data. It provides a comprehensive solution for managing macOS, Windows, iOS, Android, and Chrome OS devices in a single console. FileWave allows IT administrators to remotely deploy, manage, and update software and operating systems across all their organization’s devices, regardless of their location. It also offers features like inventory management, patch management, remote control, and asset management, providing a unified and streamlined management solution for all devices. FileWave’s intuitive interface makes it easy to manage large and complex environments, and its automation capabilities can help reduce the workload of IT teams. It also provides robust security features like encryption, remote wipe, and device locking, helping to protect sensitive data and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements.

In this presentation, you will learn about a powerful cross-platform device management tool that makes your teams more efficient. FileWave offers both a traditional MDM and Client Base and has a wide range of features beyond conventional MDM solutions. The presentation will walk you through how you can easily build and distribute content to your devices, create custom fields, and much more. 

About Tony Keller

Tony Keller is the VP of Product Management & Reliability at FileWave. He leads the product vision, strategy, and roadmap for FileWave’s powerful toolkit of advanced IT management tools that enable end-user productivity while maintaining lean and effective IT departments. Tony has a degree from Ball State University and over 30 years of experience in software development, engineering management, and product leadership. He has a passion for delivering innovative solutions that solve real customer problems and create value.

About Josh Levitsky

Josh Levitsky is the Global Head of Professional Services and Training at FileWave. He has over 30 years of experience in technology engineering and information security, and he leads an international team that delivers exceptional services and training to FileWave customers. He has experience in deploying FileWave for both computer and mobile device environments and is always exploring and integrating new tools and methods to optimize processes. He is also a volunteer firefighter and EMR, which demonstrates his passion for helping others and his ability to work under pressure. Josh is a lifelong learner and a natural problem-solver who takes pride in sharing his knowledge and driving organizational success.

About Bryan DeVore

Bryan DeVore is an experienced Technology Sales Professional, with a passion for helping organizations create efficiencies and automate mundane tasks using the latest technology. Now residing in Utah, he has nearly two decades of combined experience in Operations and Consultative Selling, working with everyone from Fortune 500 companies to Large Non-Profits, K-12 to Higher Education.


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


Custom Branded Notifications & Messages with swiftDialog – Dan K. Snelson, The Church of LDS

swiftDialog is an open-source admin utility app for macOS 11+ that displays a customizable popup dialog for displaying informative messages to users and relaying back their actions. It allows for modifying the appearance, adding buttons, using markdown in messages, changing the color and font, displaying videos and images, and more. It offers command-line options for customization and provides feedback on user interactions. It was previously known as Dialog and maintains compatibility with existing scripts and workflows.

In the presentation, you will learn how to custom brand macOS Notifications and end-user messages with Jamf Pro and swiftDialog.

About Dan K. Snelson

Dan K. Snelson is a senior systems engineer with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, managing Macs worldwide. He writes the blog and you can find him on the MacAdmins Slack as dan-snelson.

  • 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.

Archived Presentation(s)

  • Archives of the presentations will be available on this web page.
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