Profiles: An IT Admin’s Best Friend

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screenshot-2016-12-11-22-01-56At JNUC2016, I presented alongside my colleague James Ridsdale. The talk gave a history of Apple management, from Managed Preferences to Configuration Profiles. Attempted to deep dive into how Configuration Profiles work, advise on some idiosyncrasies & some workflows available when using an MDM.

A link to the talks video can be found below, as can the resources for the talk & links to twitter for the talks hashtags: #jnuc2016faff #imtoosexyformcx

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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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Making Downloaded JSS Configuration Profiles Readable

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If you manually download a Configuration Profile from the JSS, you’ll see that the profile largely reads as gobbledegook.

Luckily a couple of bash commands later & you’ll have a readable profile.

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Authenticating 10.7 Macs To A RADIUS Server With Certificate Enabled PEAP Authentication

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Subject’s a mouthful eh? Basically, I needed for my 10.7 Macs to authenticate to our RADIUS wireless network using PEAP authentication & the Mac’s Certficate from our domain.

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