Automated git clones from private repos

Fun with Partition ACLs on Sierra.

Apr 21, 2017 - 3 minute read

Categories: macOS   partitions   Sierra   git   automation  

My company has recently taken over an open source project originally written by Facebook.

Custom DEP - Part 5: Dynamic InstallApplication

Working around mdmclient's limitations.

Apr 5, 2017 - 7 minute read

Categories: macOS   DEP   MDM   EMM   InstallApplication   mdmclient  

Last month I outlined an upcoming feature for a major MDM vendor. In this time, I have received a lot of amazing feedback, but there have also been some questions that have come up.

Custom DEP - Part 4: The Future

We are living in exciting times.

Mar 8, 2017 - 2 minute read

Categories: macOS   DEP   MDM   EMM   AirWatch   SimpleMDM  

For the past five months, I have been working tirelessly on this feature. I must commend this MDM vendor as they are legitimately excited for this new future. I cannot wait for others to try this out and I genuinely hope it will help with their future deployments of macOS.

Custom DEP - Part 3: Best Practices

Don't make your fellow employees hate you.

Mar 8, 2017 - 3 minute read

Categories: macOS   DEP   MDM   EMM   AirWatch   Best Practices  

In part 2, I showed you how to build a standard munki package and then how you could extend this concept and create a completely custom package. But with great power, comes great responsibility. Here are some best practices for using a custom DEP configuration, some ideas to try and things to watch out for.

Custom DEP - Part 2: Creating a custom package, and deploying Munki

A little bit of work goes a long way.

Mar 8, 2017 - 9 minute read

Categories: macOS   DEP   MDM   EMM   AirWatch   Munki  

Time to get your hands dirty :smile:

Custom DEP - Part 1: An Introduction

The future is bright - very bright.

Mar 8, 2017 - 6 minute read

Categories: macOS   DEP   MDM   EMM   AirWatch   jamf Pro   MobileIron  

For the better part of six months, macadmins across the world have been worried about the future of macOS. Whether it’s the rumblings people have heard about imaging being killed or that DEP/MDM could possibly be the only way to manage macOS devices moving forward, it has definitely made for an interesting time.