Kextpocalypse - High Sierra and kexts in the Enterprise

Imaging 1, DEP 0

Jul 25, 2017 - 6 minute read

Categories: Enterprise   High Sierra   Kexts   macOS  

On June 19th, Apple released a document describing how loading secure kernel extensions (.kext) would change with High Sierra and how this would impact enterprise customers.

Open sourcing macOS cookbooks

Making chef better for everyone.

Jul 12, 2017 - 1 minute read

Categories: CPE   chef   cookbooks   OSS   Open Source  

At my current employer, we have been moving from a traditional MDM to a hybrid approach, with a focus on dynamic configuration management and desired state using Chef as the primary mechanism.

Custom DEP - Part 6: Vendor Announcement and Presentation

Presentation slides and tools.

Apr 27, 2017 - 2 minute read

Categories: AirWatch   macOS   DEP   MDM   EMM   InstallApplication   mdmclient  

Last night I announced that as of AirWatch 9.1, macadmins now have the ability to begin work on custom MDM.

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.