The Great (caching) Purge

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Earlier tonight, myself & a few others on the #osx-server channel in the macadmins.org Slack started to receive alerts from our macOS Servers running a Caching Service.

Sadly, it was not just the harmless “Caching service unavailable” alerts that you see at times.

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AutoCasperNBI & AutoImagrNBI 1.3.4, Sierra compatible & other changes

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Earlier today, I released AutoCasperNBI & AutoImagrNBI 1.3.4. Both of these are now Sierra compatible as well as signed.

For more information about the changes to these apps, see below.

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iCloud, Spotlight & Login Window issues with JSS 9.9+ & the Security & Privacy profile payload

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Recently, myself & a few folks have been dealing with issues from profiles deployed via the JSS.

Kitzy has a workaround for the issues affecting 9.82 & screen savers asking for passwords, here.

This was seemingly fixed in 9.9, but other issues have since cropped up & I’ve detailed them below.

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Because dataJAR

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So, today was my last day at Pentland. On Monday I start my new role as Systems Engineer at dataJAR.

Below is a simple explanation of why & some hopes for the future.

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Google Chrome 50 OS Requirement Changes

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Earlier today, Google Chrome 50 was released. With this release, there are some changes to the platforms that Google Chrome is supported on.

Below is some detail on this, & how it could affect you.

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Airwatch REST API URI Changes

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When looking into the issue in my last post, I found I could no longer access Airwatch’s online API documentation.

Heading to Ask Airwatch & looking for the API documentation revealed why.

With the 8.3 release, Airwatch have started a process of refactoring & remotion of the Uniform Resource Identifier (read: URI) used for API calls.

See below for more information on these changes.

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Issues Accessing Airwatch API After 8.3.1.0 Update

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As mentioned before we have some scripts that access Airwatch’s REST API.

Sadly a recent update to our SaaS instance to 8.3.1.0 lead to our scripts failing.

Below is a little post with the resolution.

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