Episode 87: Ponying Your Coworkers, with Ross Derewianko

Synopsis:

Ross Derewianko from Ping Identity joins the podcast to talk about identity management, being a Mac admin for developers, and how best to “pony” your coworkers.

Your Hosts:

Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf Software [@cedge318]
Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]

Guests:

  • Ross Derewianko, Systems Configuration Engineer, Ping Identity [@pingrd]

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Links & Notes

New Mac Malware Targets Cryptomining Users

Office Support for macOS Mojave

The App Store Turns 10

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Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
MacSysdamin Göteborg, Sweden October 2-5 US$1400
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, Minnesota October 23-25 US$799
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA November 6-9 US$899
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Greater Philly MacAdmins Saint Joseph’s University July 18th at 6pm Free
Utah Mac Admins Marriott Library at Univ of Utah July 18th at 11am MDT Free
Austin Apple Admins Pinballz July 19th at 7pm Free
Dallas Apple Admins Bottle Rocket Studios July 19th at 6:30pm Free
MacDeployment Meetup 1013 17th Ave SW in Calgary July 25th at 6:30pm Free
Sydney Mac Admins Jamf — Sydney July 26th at 6pm Free
London Apple Admins Go Cardless July 26th at 6:30pm Free

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Episode 86: Peter Wells Gets Some Fun Email

Synopsis:

Peter Wells of the Sydney Morning Herald and Swinburne University joins the pod to talk about what it’s like to cover Apple and WWDC as a technical columnist as well as

Your Hosts:

Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf Software [@cedge318]
Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@ marcusransom]

Guests:

  • Peter Wells, Mac Sys Admin at Swinburne University and technology columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald [@peterwells]

Presenting Sponsor: VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

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Links & Notes

Peter’s Byline

2018 APNS Changes

Apple Session 302

Public Betas for Mojave and iOS12

Apple Keyboard service

We don’t need no HTML (MDM notes are now a PDF)

Schoolwork/Classwork app goes into production

VMware Fusion Tech Preview 2018

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Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Penn State University Mac Admins State College, PA July 10th-13th US$849
MacSysdamin Göteborg, Sweden October 2-5 US$1400
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, Minnesota October 23-25 US$799
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA November 6-9 US$899
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Dallas Apple Admins Bottle Rocket Studios July 19th at 6:30pm Free
MacDeployment Meetup 1013 17th Ave SW in Calgary July 25th at 6:30pm Free
London Apple Admins Go Cardless July 26th at 6:30pm Free

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Episode 85: Bryson Tyrrell and the Best Birthday Ever

Synopsis:

Bryson Tyrrell of Jamf joins us to talk about ODST, Amazon S3 and Lambda, the practices of good documentation, and what exactly a good birthday gift is!

Your Hosts:

Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf Software [@cedge318]
Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]

Guests:

  • Bryson Tyrrell, Jamf Software

Presenting Sponsor: VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

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Links & Notes

ODST at Github
PatchServer at Github
Patch Starter Script
Boto3 Docs

Bryson’s Talk at MacADUK

Sphinx

Flask

MDM Features in macOS 10.14 and iOS 12

ABM is now a released product

Supporting Sponsors

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Patreon Sponsors

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Conference Sites


Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th
MacSysdamin in Göteborg, Sweden, October 2-5, 2018
Jamf Nation User Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 23-25, 2018
MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA, November 6-9, 2018

Meetups

Houston Apple Admins will meet at Conservatory in Downtown Houston on June 27th at 6pm

MacDeployment Meetup will meet at 1013 17th Ave SW in Calgary on July 25th at 6:30pm

London Apple Admins will meet at Go Cardless on July 26th at 1830

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Episode 83: Per Olofsson, and that one time he wrote an assembler.

Synopsis:

Per Olofsson joins the pod to talk how he became a Mac admin at University Gothenburg, what exactly computational linguistics is, testing Mojave against the backdrop of labs, and DEP and Lab computing as a whole. Plus: video games, and that one time Per wrote an assembler.

Your Hosts:

Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf Software [@cedge318]
Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]

Guests:

  • Per Olofsson, IT Infrastructure Specialist, University of Gothenburg [@magervalp]

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VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

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Links & Notes

Per’s Github
AutoDMG
CreateUserPkg

Updated AD Account Migration Script from Rich

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Conference Sites


X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th
MacSysdamin in Göteborg, Sweden, October 2-5, 2018
Jamf Nation User Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 23-25, 2018
MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA, November 6-9, 2018

Meetups

Franken Macadmins will meet at Crazy Nate’s West Coast Mexican at Kirchenstrasse 38 in Nuremburg, Germany on June 20th at 630pm

Austin Apple Admins will meet at the Perry Castañeda Library on the campus of University of Texas on June 20th at 630pm

Greater Philadelphia Mac Admins will meet on June 21st at the Walnut Street Apple Store in Philadelphia.

Seattle Apple Admins will meet at Chef Software at 6pm on June 21st

Houston Apple Admins will meet at Conservatory in Downtown Houston on June 27th at 6pm

MacDeployment Meetup will meet at 1013 17th Ave SW in Calgary on July 25th at 6:30pm

London Apple Admins will meet at Go Cardless on July 26th at 1830

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Episode 81: The WWDC Roundtable

Synopsis:

WWDC starts this week! Our roundtable is focused on Apple’s 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference, and what Apple might be releasing for macOS, iOS and more.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • James Smith, IT Administrator, Culture Amp [@smithjw]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf Software [@cedge318]

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Sponsor

The Mac Admins Podcast is sponsored this week by Spoke and Uptycs

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Learn more about the NEW Mac EDR Dashboard at Uptycs

Links & Notes

WWDC 2018 Site

Patreon Sponsors

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Conference Sites


MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018 — NOW WITH 20% DISCOUNT!
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018 — Tickets now on sale!
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Meetups

#thenetherlands will meet at SAP office in Den Bosch (Netherlands) on June 8th, 2018 at 2pm

Austin Apple Admins will meet on June 20th at Perry–Castañeda Library at the University of Texas at 6:30pm

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Episode 80: Behind the Rainbow Curtain

Synopsis:

It’s a roundtable episode of the Mac Admins Podcast, as Pepijn has some news to share, and the team talks about all manner of things. Join us for a very special episode of the Mac Admins Podcast

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Links & Notes

Ephemeral Notifications remain in a DB that’s readable

And a new app to show you what’s there! New Utility: ‘AuRevoir’

IoT Systems can use insecure methods to receive your Wi-Fi

Armin Briegel has a new book on the Installer

25 years of BBEdit

10 million devices under Jamf Management

GDPR compliant version of Jamf Pro

DataJar Magentagate

Munki 3.3 release

Signing Munki for Greater Security

Chrome to change security visibility

Malware using MDM

The Greatest Line in Comedy

Patreon Sponsors

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Conference Sites


MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018 — NOW WITH 20% DISCOUNT!
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018 — Tickets now on sale!
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

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Episode 79: Automating Everything, with Sal Soghoian

Synopsis:

Mac Automation Pioneer & Powerhouse Sal Soghoian joins the pod to talk about everything from Otto the Automator Mascot, to how the Mac needs the command line to always exist.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Pepijn Bruienne, R&D Engineer at Duo Security [@bruienne], Proprietor of EnterpriseMac.Bruienne.com
  • Diana Birsan, Security Awareness Program Manager, Shopify
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf Software [@cedge318]

Guests:

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Sponsor

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Learn more about the NEW Mac EDR Dashboard at Uptycs

Links & Notes

Automator Actions Library for Jamf Pro

Komand

Omni Automation
Omni Automation Tutorial

Mac OS X Automation
Config Automation
iWork Automation

MacScripter Dot Net
Command-D Conference
2012 WWDC • Session 206 • Secure Automation Techniques (automation & sandboxing)

Script Debugger 7

Patreon Sponsors

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Conference Sites


MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018 — NOW WITH 20% DISCOUNT!
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018 — Tickets now on sale!
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

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Episode 76: AI as Helpdesk, with Spoke

Synopsis:

Charles, Tom and Adam talk with Rajhans Samdani of Spoke, and learn how machine learning can be applied to your helpdesk and other support teams!

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace at Jamf, [@cedge318]
  • Adam Codega, IT Consultant [@adamcodega]

Guests:

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Sponsor

The Mac Admins Podcast is sponsored this week by Spoke

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Links & Notes

Spoke

Machine Learning at AWS

Machine Learning at GCS

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Machine Learning in Python

ITKit

Patreon Sponsors

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our patrons this month include Weldon Dodd of Rewind Technology, Christopher Collins, Martin Neumann, Patrick Gallagher, Reid Blondell, Bart Reardon, Damien Barrett, Rick Heil, and our first even patron, Joe Mielke. Thanks everyone!

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Conference Sites


Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

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Episode 75: Suffer Not a Jerk

Synopsis:

Charles, Pepijn and Tom talk some more about macOS 10.13.4, iOS 11.3 and follow-up to last week, then some discussion about dealing with difficult people.

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Links & Notes

UAMDM seems to not “take” if any assistive services are enabled:
Applescript around this feature

Devices falling out of management
Forbes
9to5Mac

Swagger docs

iPhone 8 Red

Mac Pro delayed to 2019

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Conference Sites


Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Meetups

Utah Apple Admins will meet on April 18th at 11am Mountain time at the Marriott Library on the campus of the University of Utah.

Greater Philadelphia Apple Admins will meet at the Apple Store on Walnut Street on Thursday April 19th at 6pm.

Seattle Apple Admins will meet on the 19th at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in South Lake Union

Austin Apple Admins will meet on April 25, at 6:30pm at TruSource Labs in Tech Ridge in Austin.

MacDeployment Meetup will meet on April 25th at Calgary Public Building at 5th Floor, 205 8 Ave SE (Calgary Public Building)

MacAdmins PDX will meet at Adidas on Thursday April 26th at 6pm.

The Chicago Jamf Nation User Meetup will happen at 5pm on Thursday April 26th at Hireology on East Upper Wacker Drive. Friend of the Pod Joel Rennich is speaking.

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Episode 74: iOS 11.3, macOS 10.13.4 and What Lies Beneath

Synopsis:

Pepijn, Charles and Tom are here with a roundup of 10.13.4 and iOS 11.3, as well as some conversation about the state of some of the bugs, as well as the latest release of Server which isn’t as threadbare as we once thought.

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Links & Notes

iOS 11.3 release notes

Bad Bug in iOS 11.3 #1

Bad Bug in iOS 11.3 #2

iOS Apps misinstalling agains

macOS 10.13.4 release notes

Preparation Guide

Security Guide: About the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 (build 17E199), Security Update 2018-002 Sierra (build 16G1314), and Security Update 2018-002 El Capitan (build 15G20015)

Der Flounder automated restart whatnot: New automated restart option added to macOS 10.13.4’s softwareupdate command line tool

User-initiated Computer Enrollment in Jamf Pro 10.3

Detect UAMDM Profiles

ServerServices appear gone at first. But you can do serveradmin start $service
Updated Server released, and updated technote

Apple Releases Service Migration Guide
Charles’ Migration guide

New iPad

Schoolwork app

News & Discussion:

Sarah Edwards found recurring issues with APFS passwords going into random(ish) system logs including os_log and install.log (?!)


https://www.mac4n6.com/blog/2018/4/1/ok-internet-lets-test-this-apfs-password-bug-properly

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Conference Sites


Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Meetups

London Apple Admins will meet on 12 April at 6:30pm at Treatwell.

Austin Apple Admins will meet on April 25, at 6:30pm at TruSource Labs in Tech Ridge in Austin.

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