Episode 28: Canadian Conferences, DEP + InstallApplication = Great MDM Options

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 28: Canadian Conferences, DEP + InstallApplication = Great MDM Options

Synopsis

In our first two-segment show, the Mac Admins Podcast talks with the organizers of MacDevOps YVR and MacDeploy to showcase two upcoming conferences in Western Canada this summer, as well as Erik Gomez of Pinterest about a new integration between Apple’s Device Enrollment Program and Chef, Puppet or Munki made possible by a popular MDM vendor you may have heard of.

In between, we launch the Community Calendar! Got an event we should announce on the show? Email us at podcast@macadmins.org.

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Guest:

Anthony Reimer, Organizing Committee for MacDeployment Conference, [@MacDeploy]
Mat X, Conference Organizer, MacDevOpsYVR [@MacDevOpsYVR]
Erik Gomez, IT Client Platform Engineer, Pinterest, [@Contains_ENG]

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Links & Notes

Brian Warsing’s managedmac Puppet plugin

ReiserFS

Joe Chilcote’s MacDevOpsYVR Talk on Contributing to Open Source

Joe Chilcote’s vfuse project

The Chic Geek – Calgary, Canada

Charity Majors

Open Source vs Commercial Software Steel Cage Death Match

Custom DEP Part One
Custom DEP Part Two
Custom DEP Part Three
Custom DEP Part Four

MDM documentation on InstallApplication: Apple’s MDM Docs

Casper Splash

From Erik, to do this in vfuse:
vfuse -i something.dmg -s “C00A00ZVXXXX” –hw-model “MacBookAir5,2” (Added as of December 2016 to vfuse)

From Charles, to do this without vfuse pop these into your vmx:
serialNumber.reflectHost = “FALSE”
serialNumber = “C00A00ZVXXXX” (replace serial number with your DEP enabled Mac’s SN)
hw.model.reflectHost = “FALSE”
hw.model = “MacBookAir5,2” (replace with proper hardware identifier)
smbios.reflectHost = “FALSE”

Come work at Pinterest:

IT System Engineer – Core Applications
Security Engineer – Information Security

Community Calendar

Calls for Presenters

X World – 29-30 June (open until 24th April)

PSU Mac Admins – Open til 4/4/17

Community Meetups

MacDMV – Lightning Talks on 29 March in Washington, DC

MacBrained – Onboarding in a Culture First Environment @ New Relic in San Francisco, CA

Conference Sites

MacDevOps:YVR in Vancouver, Canada | June 4-6, 2017

MacDeployment in Calgary, Canada | June 8-9 2017

JNUC 2017 in Minneapolis Minnesota | October 24-26 2017

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Upcoming Conferences:

MacDevOps – June 5-6, 2017, Vancouver Canada, Early Bird Tickets are CAD $265 til March 11th

MacDeployment – June 8-9, 2017, Calgary Canada, Tickets available soon.

Penn State Macadmins ConferenceCall for Proposals open! until April 4th

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Episode 18: Hardware Hacking in the New Era

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 18: Hardware Hacking in the New Era

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Synopsis

Erik Gomez joins the gang to talk about testing the new Touch Bar MacBook Pro, finding new preference settings, and the state of the Mac as a whole.

Links & Notes

Activation for TouchBar Macs, Part One
Activation for TouchBar Macs, Part Two
Preferences for the TouchBar

This Week in Frogorland: Using python to determine the status of SIP on the Mac, without using csrutil and nvram.

How Apple Alienated Mac Loyalists – Mark Gurman for Bloomberg

Cables, Adapters, Devices for the Brave New Mac World

Tools Erik mentioned:
* strings (from cli tools)
* fs_usage
* ripgrep
* Apple Debug profiles and YUCKY UNIX scripts
* Hopper

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