Nov 2021 – MacAdmins Meeting

Nov 2021 – MacAdmins Meeting

November 17, 2021 – 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, Nov 17th, 2021 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.

macOSLAPS – Randomize your Local Administrator Passwords – By Joshua Miller, Glossier

With the macOSLAPS open source project, randomize the local administrator password on all of your macOS devices with relative ease and escrow the password to either Active Directory or your MDM of choice. With full customization, you can define how complex or long the password for the account should be as well as exclude those pesky characters that look similar. With built in support for secureToken, your local administrator can also be used to unlock FileVault devices or rotate the key.  Watch this presentation for an introduction to this product and begin testing it in your environment in as little as an hour.

About Joshua Miller

Josh, a former Windows System Administrator has fully embraced the world of Mac and the vibrant MacAdmin community. He works exclusively with macOS and iOS devices and designs the management system around these devices. In his spare time, he enjoys classic and modern gaming as well as quoting famous lines from comedian John Mulaney, although both of these ventures do require prior written permission, signed in triplicate by his loving wife.

  • 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 lists, 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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