Archive for category: Munki

Proactive Mac Security, Introduction

Proactive Mac Security, Introduction

Let’s say your company is a place where no one works day-to-day logged in as an admin on their Mac. Everybody in this environment is also a computer expert, and therefore aren’t as prone to tomfoolery such as letting family members use their login to play Chrome games, and of […]

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Ep.2 – Thang

We’re trying to keep a good pace with these, and this week we have a little game: every time one of us says ‘thing’, take a drink. Thanks to Peter Bukowinski for the new artwork, Aaron Lippincott as always for mastering the audio, and Tiki for the sound effects. It’s […]

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Return of the Intermittent Bricking

Return of the Intermittent Bricking

So it used to be we’d wait for machines that were bound to Active Directory running 10.10.0-10.10.2 to freeze during startup and we’d either perform CPR or apply rc.server script fixes. ‘Things can only get better,’ we said. ‘Just trust them,’ we said. ‘They’ll get it all fixed if we […]

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Enhancing Sal with Facter and Profiles

In a previous post, I showed how to set up Sal. Sal‘s basic functionality is useful on its own, for the basic Munki reporting – what are the completed installs, pending updates, what OS versions, how many devices checked in the past 24 hours, etc. In this post, I’m going […]

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Running Munki with Puppet SSL Client Certificates

Previously, I showed how you can run Munki in a Docker container. Then, I talked about how to build Munki to use Puppet for SSL certificates. Assuming you’ve got a running Puppetmaster image (which I talked about building here), let’s run the Munki-Puppet image we just built. Running the Container: […]

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Building Munki with Puppet for SSL Client Certificates

Note: this is based on the README for the Munki-SSL docker container. In a previous post, we ran a Docker container serving Munki repo content via Nginx. That works fine, but only serves insecure HTTP content. It’s generally in everyone’s best interest to use a secure connection between the Munki […]

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Running Munki in Docker

In the previous post, I built a container that serves static files at http://munki/repo using Nginx. Now that we have build the Docker image, let’s put it to use. Data Containers We’re going to hook up the Munki image to a data-only container. Data-only containers are a way of keeping […]

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Building Munki with Docker

Munki is an incredible tool for Mac software deployment, and the setup process is fairly straightfoward – configure a web server, create your repo, run the tools to populate it with software, and configure clients. It’s the “configure a web server” aspect that may give some pause, as setting up […]

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Git-Fat Intro Part Two – Setup and Migration

Git-Fat Intro Part Two – Setup and Migration

In our last installment, we introduced a solution for syncing large or already compressed files around without strictly commit’ing them to git proper when collaborating on a munki repo. This was by leveraging the git-fat add-on/script, which only relies on python(2.7) and rsync. Let’s talk about how, if you followed […]

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Introduction to Git-Fat for Munki

Introduction to Git-Fat for Munki

Do you work on munki with a team of folks (meaning more than one)? You probably wish you could use MunkiAdmin for everything, but mounting the munki repo over the network may be a poor experience as things grow very large, and as the server world is mostly¬†*nix (if you’re […]

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