Archive for February, 2013

Open Directory as a PKI

Paul Suh did a session at MacIT 2013 on Certificates, specifically in regards to Open Directory serving as a PKI.  The session was only 45 minutes long, so he could not go into great detail.  Thankfully, Paul has written a three part article that covers using an Open Directory-based PKI so […]

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Setting up a basic Puppet 3.1.x master on OS X 10.8

Between OS X 10.7 and 10.8, some changes were made with how directory services functioned.  This caused Puppet 2.7.x to not be fully functional on 10.8. Thankfully, these changes have been adjusted for in the latest version of Puppet (3.x).  Now that we have full 10.8 support, lets make a […]

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All the dirt on disabling Java 7 updates

If you wanted to know everything there is to know about disabling Java 7 updates, then head over to Tim Sutton’s blog to check out his latest post.  He goes through all the details surrounding the updater and various ways to disable updates for it.

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Managing XProtect Settings for the Java Browser Plugin

Several different methods for managing XProtect settings have surfaced since rapid fire Java and Flash updates were released over the past few weeks.  Some methods disable the auto update feature of XProtect and require that you manually update the XProtect settings.  Rich Trouton came up with a method for managing […]

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DeployStudio 1.5.17 Available

There is a new version of DeployStudio available on their website.  It includes a few bug fixes and an increased number of streams when deploying disk images.

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More Java Security Updates

Oracle has released a security patch for Java 7 on OS X which can be found here and Apple has released updates for Java 6 which can be found via Software Updates.  For more details on this release, check out Oracle’s security bulletin.

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PSU MacAdmins 2013 Session List Posted

The session listing for PSU MacAdmins 2013 has been posted.  There are a ton of great sessions this year with something for everyone.  There are sessions that are suited for beginners and others that even veteran Mac Admins will get a lot out of.  PSU MacAdmins has quickly become a must-attend for […]

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Migrating OS X 10.6 Wiki to OS X 10.8 without Directory Data

Justin Rummel has an article showing how to migrate a wiki from 10.6 to 10.8 if you are missing the directory data.  This could be handy if you only had the wiki data backed up.  Check it out over on his blog.

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Useful Tool: XProtect Packager

If you have decided to disable the automatic update function of XProtect, then you will need a method for deploying the configuration files yourself.  These configuration files tell XProtect what the minimum allowed version is for the given plugins.  If the version of the installed plugin is less than this […]

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Disabling iCloud as the Default Save Location

iCloud is a great tool for consumer use, but in most enterprises it is not desirable.  OS X defaults to saving documents on iCloud if the application supports it.  If company policy states you cannot save documents to the cloud, then this must be disabled.  Charles Edge has a post on […]

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