Java,OS X February 25, 2013 at 7:00 am

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 the XProtect settings without having to mess with too much stuff. His solution essentially blocks any version of Java that is older than what is currently installed.  This allows you to push out the latest version of Java that you can without worrying about clients having the Java plugin disabled altogether.  Check out the details over on Rich’s blog.

Nate Walck

Nate is a Systems Reliability Engineer at Dropbox, Inc in San Francisco, CA. He runs along with Sam Keeley and is one of the founding members of the ##osx-server IRC channel on He loves being involved in the Mac Admin community and using Open Source projects whenever possible, especially Munki, The Luggage and Puppet.

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