ADPassMon is dead, long live NoMAD

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3 years ago today, I announced my fork of ADPassMon. But time has now come to send ADPassMon out to pasture & allow the new kid on the block, NoMAD to take the throne.

Below is a brief history of ADPassMon & why now seems the right time to do this.

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Project Updates October 2015

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So it’s been a busy few months, whilst I’ve generally been falling apart I’ve also been busy with various projects I own or am involved in & a side project to those has had a massive update.

As such, I felt it was a good time to quickly post an update on the goings on. Details below.

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ANNOUNCING: ADPassmon v2 fork

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UPDATE: My fork of ADPassMon has now been merged with main & many changes have been made, for more information follow this link. The Wiki on the GitHub project replaces the details below.

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Over the past two posts, I have detailed two issues with 10.9

  1. No Password Expiration Warning At The Login Window
  2. The “Local Items” keychain

In looking at resolving issue 1, I revisited Peter Bukowinski’s excellent ADPassMon. This is a great app, but has never quite suited my environment, as such I grabbed the code off of GitHub & got stuck in.

This has resulted in me, on this most foolish of days & with a nervous excitement, announcing my ADPassMon fork. In time I hope this fork joins the is committed to the main release.

So why did I go to all this trouble? What does it do? Read below.

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The “Local Items” Keychain In Mavericks

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UPDATE: My fork of ADPassMon has now been merged with main & many changes have been made, for more information follow this link.

The “Local Items” keychain is something that you may have the misfortune of running into when changing passwords via an external directory service due to password expiry or a using forgetting their passwords in Mavericks.

I spent some time tackling it when forking ADPassMon to not only update Users passwords not via the pref pane, just through ADPassMon, & then also updating the users keychain password.

Below are my observations on the new keychain.

 

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