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Dec 30, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Alexis Bridoux from Amaris joins Tom and Charles to talk about Ceremony, a new first-launch application for deployment tools!

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

OUR GUESTS:

  • Alexis Bridoux, Consultant, Amaris Group

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Ceremony

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Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
MacADUK 2020 The London Film Museum 24-25 March 2020 £595 List, £420 Early Bird
JNUC 2020 Hilton San Diego Bayfront 29 September – 1 October 2020 $1,199 Standard, $899 First Bird, $999 Super Early Bird
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
San Diego Mac Admins UC San Diego Health 15 January 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free

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Dec 22, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Shawn Honsberger from Linde Group joins to talk about AutoPkgr, how the project has grown and changed, and the latest release.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

OUR GUESTS:

  • Shawn Honsberger, Senior IT Engineer, Linde Group

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Linde Group
AutoPkgr Readme
AutoPkgr Release
AutoPkgr “It’s only mostly dead” announcement
AutoPkgr Wiki
JSSImporter Wiki
AutoPkg Wiki
Cocoa Pods
How Not To Do Bad Things With AutoPkg
Take Vacations with this one weird trick: Documentation!

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Kandji: The MDM Worthy of Your Apple Devices

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Weldon Dodd, Jonathan Spiva, Justin Holt, Chad Swarthout, William Smith, Stephen Weinstein, Jason Dettbarn, Seb Nash, Will O’Neal, Joe Sfarra and the team at Command Control Power. Thanks everyone!

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Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
MacADUK 2020 The London Film Museum 24-25 March 2020 £595 List, £420 Early Bird
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost

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Dec 16, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Matt Armstrong from Jamf brings all the pretty pictures to this week’s episode to talk about connecting management tools with data visualization!

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

OUR GUESTS:

  • Matt Armstrong, Jamf

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/4729/
Jamf and Domo
Jamf module for PowerBI
Jamf and Grafana
JamfSOS

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PATREON SPONSORS

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Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
MacADUK 2020 The London Film Museum 24-25 March 2020 £595 List, £420 Early Bird
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
San Diego Mac Admins UC San Diego Health 18 December 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free

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Dec 2, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Part Two of our Consulting Series with Charles interviewing Tom and Marcus.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

OUR GUESTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Command Control Power

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PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Weldon Dodd, Justin Holt, Chad Swarthout, William Smith, Stephen Weinstein, Jason Dettbarn, Seb Nash, Will O’Neal, Joe Sfarra, and the gang at Command Control Power. Thanks everyone!

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Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
MacADUK 2020 The London Film Museum 24-25 March 2020 £595 List, £420 Early Bird
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
MacDeployment Meetup 1000 5 Ave SW (9th floor), Calgary, Canada 28 November 2019, 6:30 p.m. MT Free
Sydney Mac Admins Origin 84 4 December 2019, 4:30 p.m. AEDT Free
Houston Apple Admins Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co 4 December 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free
MacDMV Right Proper Brewing Company 4 December 2019, 6 p.m. ET RSVP
Twin Cities Mac Admins Jamf HQ 10 December 2019, 5:00 p.m. CT Free

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Nov 26, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Brad Chapman knows entirely too much about APNs and MDM, and he’s here to share.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

OUR GUEST:

  • Brad Chapman, Mac Systems Engineer

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Use Apple Products on Enterprise Networks
If your macOS and iOS clients aren’t getting Apple push notifications
TCP and UDP Ports used by Apple software products
About macOS, iOS, and iTunes server host connections and iTunes background processes
A Technical Update on APNS and MDM for Elite Squadrons of Device Administrators

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Kandji: The MDM Worthy of Your Apple Devices

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Weldon Dodd, Jonathan Spiva, Justin Holt, Chad Swarthout, William Smith, Stephen Weinstein, Jason Dettbarn, Seb Nash & Will O’Neal. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Meetups
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MacDeployment Meetup 1000 5 Ave SW (9th floor), Calgary, Canada 28 November 2019, 6:30 p.m. MT Free

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Nov 14, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Live from the Hyatt Regency Nicollet Ballroom and JNUC 2019, Tom and Charles talk with Patrick Wardle and Josh Stein about Jamf Protect.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

OUR GUEST:

  • Josh Stein, Director, Product Strategy – Jamf Protect, Jamf
  • Patrick Wardle, Senior Security Researcher, Jamf

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Jamf Protect

Apple GamePlayKit

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PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Weldon Dodd, Jonathan Spiva, Justin Holt, Chad Swarthout, William Smith, Stephen Weinstein, Jason Dettbarn, Seb Nash & Will O’Neal. Thanks everyone!

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Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $1199
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
San Diego Mac Admins UC San Diego Health 20 November 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
Atlanta Apple Admins VMWare 21 November 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest HBO 21 November 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
Dallas Apple Admins Meetup Bottle Rocket Studio 21 November 2019, 6.30 p.m. PT Free
Los Angeles Mac Admins Meetup [Universal City – See Jamf Nation for more information] 21 November 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
MacDeployment Meetup 1000 5 Ave SW (9th floor), Calgary, Canada 28 November 2019, 6:30 p.m. MT Free

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Nov 13, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Ben Toms, the Mac Mule himself, joins Tom, Charles and Marcus to talk about building tools and picking the right moment for them to ride off into the sunset.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

OUR GUEST:

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Farewell AutoCasperNBI and AutoImagrNBI

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Kandji: The MDM Worthy of Your Apple Devices

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Weldon Dodd, Jonathan Spiva, Justin Holt, Chad Swarthout, William Smith, Stephen Weinstein, Jason Dettbarn, Seb Nash & Will O’Neal. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $1199
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
San Diego Mac Admins UC San Diego Health 20 November 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
Atlanta Apple Admins VMWare 21 November 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest HBO 21 November 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
Dallas Apple Admins Meetup Bottle Rocket Studio 21 November 2019, 6.30 p.m. PT Free
Los Angeles Mac Admins Meetup [Universal City – See Jamf Nation for more information] 21 November 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
MacDeployment Meetup 1000 5 Ave SW (9th floor), Calgary, Canada 28 November 2019, 6:30 p.m. MT Free

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Nov 8, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Charles interviews Tom and Marcus on what it’s like to be in IT Consulting.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

No links or notes this week.

SUPPORTING SPONSORS:

MacStadium

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Get 10 free users with JumpCloud!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Weldon Dodd, Jonathan Spiva, Justin Holt, Chad Swarthout, William Smith, Stephen Weinstein, Jason Dettbarn, Seb Nash & Will O’Neal. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $1199
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
San Diego Mac Admins UC San Diego Health 20 November 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest HBO 21 November 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
Dallas Apple Admins Meetup Bottle Rocket Studio 21 November 2019, 6.30 p.m. PT Free
Los Angeles Mac Admins Meetup [Universal City – See Jamf Nation for more information] 21 November 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
MacDeployment Meetup 1000 5 Ave SW (9th floor), Calgary, Canada 28 November 2019, 6:30 p.m. MT Free

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Oct 27, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Catalina may be an island off California, but it’s also an operating system. What’s the word on the street so far?

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Potential data loss with local mailboxes in Mail

Twitter for mac just got announced over the weekend

StClairsoft Go 64

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PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Weldon Dodd, Jonathan Spiva, Justin Holt, Chad Swarthout, William Smith, Stephen Weinstein, Jason Dettbarn, Seb Nash & Will O’Neal. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $1199
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Adelaide Apple Admins Rob Roy Hotel, Adelaide 🇦🇺 29 October 2019, 5:00 p.m. ACDT Free
Phoenix / Arizona MacAdmins Camelback Arboleda, Phoenix, AZ 29 October 2019, 6:00 p.m. MST Free
San Diego Mac Admins UC San Diego Health 20 November 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest HBO 21 November 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free

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Oct 14, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Tom and Marcus talk with authors Charles Edge and Rich Trouton about their new book!

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

GUESTS:

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Apple Device Management: A Unified Theory of Managing Macs, iPads, iPhones, and AppleTVs

SUPPORTING SPONSORS:

MacStadium

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PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Weldon Dodd, Jonathan Spiva, Justin Holt, Chad Swarthout, William Smith, Stephen Weinstein, Jason Dettbarn, Seb Nash & Will O’Neal. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $1399 til 14 Oct
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $1199
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Austin Apple Admins The Home Depot ATN 16 October 2019, 6:00 p.m. CT Free RSVP
London Apple Admins Jamf London 17 October 2019, 6:30 p.m. GMT RSVP
NYC IT Pro Meetup Carroll Place, NYC 22 October 2019, 6:30 p.m. EDT Free
Adelaide Apple Admins Rob Roy Hotel, Adelaide 🇦🇺 29 October 2019, 5:00 p.m. ACDT Free

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Oct 5, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Everything’s happening all at once, so we’re getting together for a roundtable pod to talk about the state of play.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Google’s Keystone Problem

Imagr is dead, long live Imagr
Final Imagr Release

Amazon Lambda Task to Sign Profiles

Manipulating the System Policy Database with Profiles Part One
Manipulating the System Policy Database with Profiles Part Two

Jailbreak for iPhones up to the iPhone X

Using Apple SWD Cables, a Twitter thread
What’s JTAG?
DCSD Cables
Vice Magazine: Dev Fused iPhones
Buy Your Own SWD Cable for the low low price of $800!
Two Canoes is now an MDM vendor
Jamf vulnerability patch 10.15.1 Out on 27 September

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The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Weldon Dodd, Jonathan Spiva, Justin Holt, Chad Swarthout, William Smith, Stephen Weinstein, Jason Dettbarn, Seb Nash & Will O’Neal. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $1399 til 14 Oct
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $1199
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
San Diego Mac Admins UC San Diego Health 9 October 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
London Apple Admins Jamf London 17 October 2019, 18:30 RSVP

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Sep 27, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Scott Reed from Jumpcloud joins the pod to talk about provisioning users that may not quite exist yet. We promise there’s no quantum physics. Probably.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

OUR GUEST:

  • Scott Reed, Solutions Architect, Jumpcloud

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Scott’s Talk from Mac Admins 2019

JumpCloud Github Repo

SUPPORTING SPONSORS:

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MacStadium

Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Weldon Dodd, Jonathan Spiva, Justin Holt, Chad Swarthout, William Smith, Stephen Weinstein, Jason Dettbarn, Seb Nash & Will O’Neal. Thanks everyone!

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Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
MacSysAdmin Göteborg, Sweden 1-4 October 2019 11700 SEK
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 19 September 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
NYC Jamf User Group New York City 1 24 September 2019, 4.30 p.m. ET Free, Please register
Los Angeles Mac Admins Jukin Media – Culver City 26 September 2019, 5:30 p.m. PT Free
MacDeployment Meetup 1000 5 Ave SW (9th floor), Calgary, Canada 26 September 2019, 6:30 p.m. MT Free
San Diego Mac Admins UC San Diego Health 9 October 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free

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Sep 16, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Jason Meller from Kolide joins us this week to talk about K2 and their vision for the future of device management.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

OUR GUEST:

  • Jason Meller, CEO, Kolide

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Kolide’s K2 Product

Kelly Johnson, Lockheed

SUPPORTING SPONSORS:

MacStadium

Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

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PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Weldon Dodd, Jonathan Spiva, Justin Holt, Chad Swarthout, William Smith, Stephen Weinstein, Jason Dettbarn, Seb Nash & Will O’Neal. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
VMworld 2019 San Francisco, CA 25-29 August 2019 $2195 Check the EUC Track!
MacSysAdmin Göteborg, Sweden 1-4 October 2019 11700 SEK
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Houston Apple Admins FlightAware 18 September 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free
Toronto Mac Admins LoyaltyOne Atrium 18 September 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 19 September 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
NYC Jamf User Group New York City 1 24 September 2019, 4.30 p.m. ET Free, Please register
Los Angeles Mac Admins Jukin Media – Culver City 26 September 2019, 5:30 p.m. PT Free

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Sep 9, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Ever wanted to run macOS in Docker? That’s exactly what MacStadium figured out how to do: use Kubernetes to scale macOS in virtualization down to the bare metal. Come hear MacStadium’s Chris Chapman tell you all about it!

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

OUR GUEST:

  • Chris Chapman, Senior VP of Software Development, MacStadium

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Chris Chapman at MacADUK 2019: macOS in a Docker Container

Orka Product Page at MacStadium

Orka at JenkinsWorld 2019

VMware announce they are acquiring Carbon Black!
Apple sues Corellium

SUPPORTING SPONSORS:

MacStadium

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Click through for 10 users for free at Jumpcloud!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Weldon Dodd, Jonathan Spiva, Justin Holt, Chad Swarthout, William Smith, Stephen Weinstein, Jason Dettbarn, Seb Nash & Will O’Neal. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
VMworld 2019 San Francisco, CA 25-29 August 2019 $2195 Check the EUC Track!
MacSysAdmin Göteborg, Sweden 1-4 October 2019 11700 SEK
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
San Diego Mac Admins UC San Diego Health 10 September 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
Houston Apple Admins FlightAware 18 September 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free
Toronto Mac Admins LoyaltyOne Atrium 18 September 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 19 September 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
NYC Jamf User Group New York City 1 24 September 2019, 4.30 p.m. ET Free, Please register
Los Angeles Mac Admins Jukin Media – Culver City 26 September 2019, 5:30 p.m. PT Free

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Aug 27, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Tom and Charles talk with cmdSecurity’s Dan Griggs about BlackHat 2019, all the Apple security news at BlackHat this year, and all of the features of cmdSecurity’s new cmdReporter product.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

OUR GUEST:

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Google’s Project Zero iOS Disclosure

Apple’s Enterprise Security Tech Note

cmdReporter

SUPPORTING SPONSORS:

MacStadium

Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

Click through for 10 users for free at Jumpcloud!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Weldon Dodd, Jonathan Spiva, Justin Holt, Chad Swarthout, William Smith, Stephen Weinstein, Jason Dettbarn, Seb Nash & Will O’Neal. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
VMworld 2019 San Francisco, CA 25-29 August 2019 $2195 Check the EUC Track!
MacSysAdmin Göteborg, Sweden 1-4 October 2019 11700 SEK
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
San Diego Mac Admins UC San Diego Health 10 September 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
Houston Apple Admins FlightAware 18 September 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free
Toronto Mac Admins LoyaltyOne Atrium 18 September 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 19 September 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
NYC Jamf User Group New York City 1 24 September 2019, 4.30 p.m. ET Free

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Aug 21, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Erin Merchant of Envoy talks with Charles, Tom and Marcus about what it means to lead in IT, how to build better workplace technology groups, and more!

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

OUR GUEST:

  • Erin Merchant, Workplace Tech Success Manager, Envoy

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Work with Erin

IT KIt Interview: Erin Merchant and Dana Stocking

Committing to Thoughtful Leadership

Books Erin has read (and recommends!):
The Confidence Code
The Optimistic Workplace
The Lean Startup
Quiet (The Power of Introverts)
Radical Candor
The Surprising Science of Meetings
Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (and how to fix it)
Range: Why Generalist Triumph in a Specialized World
Originals
Powerful (Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility)
Brotopia

Cross-pollinating Podcasts:
Reply All
Erin’s current favorite thematic story right now:
Reply All: The Russian Passenger
Reply All: Beware All
Reply All: The Secret Life of Alex Goldman
Reply All: What Kind of Idiot Gets Phished
The IT Kit Podcast

Glue
How Slack Got Ahead in Diversity
The Curse of Culture
What Most People Get Wrong About Men And Women
Is Work Your Happy Place
The Confidence Gap
Mothers: Women in Tech Stereotype
Changing the Face of the Industry

The Important Thing
The One About Management (Pt. 1)
The One About Feedback (Pt. 1)
The One About Feedback (Pt. 2)
The One About Communication

StartUp

Career Design Patterns

Some fun stuff for philosophy and well-rounded leaders:
The Cut on Tuesdays
2 Dope Boys and a Podcast
Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller
The Three Questions with Andy Richter
The Message/LifeAfter
HBR IdeaCast
Fashion is Your Business

SUPPORTING SPONSORS:

Click through for 10 users for free at Jumpcloud!

MacStadium

Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn, Will O’Neal and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
VMworld 2019 San Francisco, CA 25-29 August 2019 $2195 Check the EUC Track!
MacSysAdmin Göteborg, Sweden 1-4 October 2019 11700 SEK
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 15 August 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
Atlanta Apple Admins Perimeter Center ROAM, Atlanta, GA – Dinner sponsored by Addigy 15 August 2019, 6:30 p.m. ET Free
Houston Apple Admins FlightAware 18 September 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free
Toronto Mac Admins LoyaltyOne Atrium 18 September 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 19 September 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
NYC Jamf User Group New York City 1 24 September 2019, 4.30 p.m. ET Free

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Aug 13, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

APOLLO Engineer Don Eyles joins Tom and Charles to talk about what it was like to work on computers when we went to the Moon.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

OUR GUEST:

  • Don Eyles, Retired Researcher From Charles Draper Laboratories

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Sunbursts and Luminaries by Don Eyles
Supersymandala
We Hack The Moon: Don Eyles

Draper Laboratory

Core Rope Memory

Hugh Blair Smith

Margaret Hamilton

George Cherry

Line Printer

Honeywell 1800

IBM 360

AGC

Using Timeliner for the ISS

Richard Battin

Rebuilding an Apollo Guidance Computer

Pyr 2014, a Pictures Series

Sunburst and Luminary

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

MacStadium

Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

Click through for 10 users for free at Jumpcloud!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
VMworld 2019 San Francisco, CA 25-29 August 2019 $2195 Check the EUC Track!
MacSysAdmin Göteborg, Sweden 1-4 October 2019 11700 SEK
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 15 August 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
Atlanta Apple Admins Perimeter Center ROAM, Atlanta, GA – Dinner sponsored by Addigy 15 August 2019, 6:30 p.m. ET Free
Houston Apple Admins FlightAware 18 September 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free
Toronto Mac Admins LoyaltyOne Atrium 18 September 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 19 September 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free

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Aug 6, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Greg Neagle joins the pod this week to talk about the state of everything as we go through beta season.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

OUR GUEST:

  • Greg Neagle, Private Citizen

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Relocatable Python
InstallInstallmacOS
Installr
Bootstrappr

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

[Click through for 10 users for *free* at Jumpcloud!](https://jumpcloud.com/macadmins) MacStadium

Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
MacAdmins Conference State College, PA 9-12 July 2019 $649 Early Bird until 13 May
VMworld 2019 San Francisco, CA 25-29 August 2019 $2195 Check the EUC Track!
MacSysAdmin Göteborg, Sweden 1-4 October 2019 11700 SEK
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Dutch Mac Admins Pro Academy Training Center, Amsterdam 06 August 2019, 14:30 CEST Free
San Diego Mac Admins UC San Diego Health 06 August 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 15 August 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
Houston Apple Admins FlightAware 18 September 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 19 September 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free

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Jul 30, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Jesse Endahl is back on the Mac Admins Podcast to talk about platform security and security goals for macOS, to go along with new blog post and a pair of talks he’s given this summer.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

OUR GUEST:

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

An Enterprise Security Roadmap for macOS

Part One: Jesse Endahl at MacDevOps YVR
Part Two: Jesse Endahl at X World 2019

Fleetsmith Blog on Zoom Security Practice
Apple Documentation: Endpoint Security System Extension

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

MacStadium

Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
MacSysAdmin Göteborg, Sweden 1-4 October 2019 11700 SEK
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Los Angeles Mac Admins Broadcom, 15101 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92618 24 July 2019, 5:00 p.m. PT Free
San Diego Mac Admins UC San Diego Health 06 August 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 15 August 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
Houston Apple Admins FlightAware 18 September 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 19 September 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free

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Jul 25, 2019

Episode 130: Zoom’s Bad Day with Jonathan Leitschuh

Episode 130

SYNOPSIS:

A short episode this week while we reshuffle the calendar a bit. Jonathan Leitschuh of Gradle made headlines when he disclosed the webserver that Zoom installed on every Mac where its software had run. He talks to Tom this week about what it was like to discover a bug of this magnitude and work with the Zoom team to resolve the issue.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]

OUR GUEST:

  • Jonathan Leitschuh, Software Engineer, Gradle

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

PRODUCER’S NOTE

This week’s episode was recorded last week, and while we wanted this out while news was still breaking, it was intended not to be a standalone episode. We regret the discombobulation, if you’ve experienced any.

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Zoom’s Zero Day: 4 Million Webcams

Wired: Zoom Will Fix the Flaw That Let Hackers Hijack Webcams

Wired: A Zoom Flaw Gives Hackers Easy Access to Your Webcam

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Thanks to new sponsor cmdReporter for sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast!

MacStadium

Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
MacSysAdmin Göteborg, Sweden 1-4 October 2019 11700 SEK
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Los Angeles Mac Admins Broadcom, 15101 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92618 24 July 2019, 5:00 p.m. PT Free
San Diego Mac Admins UC San Diego Health 06 August 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 15 August 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
Houston Apple Admins FlightAware 18 September 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 19 September 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free

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Jul 11, 2019

 

SYNOPSIS:

Apple’s Been Busy This Year, and we managed to catch up with Apple’s Jeremy Butcher to talk about WWDC, and everything coming for iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 Catalina.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]

OUR GUEST:

  • Jeremy Butcher, Product Marketing for Enterprise Software, Apple Inc.

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Apple WWDC 2019 Website

Apple: Safely open apps on your Mac, a Gatekeeper Guide
Apple: Your Apps and the Future of macOS Security, a WWDC Video from 2018
Apple: Advances in macOS Security, a WWDC Video from 2019
Apple: All About Notarization, a WWDC Video from 2019

Apple Documentation: System Extensions

Apple Documentation: Device Management

Apple Documentation: EndpointSecurity

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Thanks to new sponsor cmdReporter for sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast!

MacStadium

Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
MacAdmins Conference State College, PA 9-12 July 2019 $649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacSysAdmin Göteborg, Sweden 1-4 October 2019 11700 SEK
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Houston Apple Admins Saint Arnold Beer Garden 17 July 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest Fred Hutch 18 July 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
Los Angeles Mac Admins Broadcom, 15101 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92618 24 July 2019, 5:00 p.m. PT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 15 August 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 19 September 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free

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Jul 9, 2019
Episode 128

SYNOPSIS:

Sarah Edwards joins the pod to talk all about APOLLO with Marcus, Charles and Tom, and about all the challenges of forensics and security on the macOS and iOS platforms.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]

OUR GUEST:

  • Sarah Edwards, Mobile Forensic Engineer & Author/Instructor at SANS Institute, [@iamevltwin]

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Apollo
Apollo releaseWired Article: https://www.wired.com/story/cellebrite-ufed-ios-12-iphone-hack-android/
NSKeyedArchiver
Protocol Buffers
Protobuf
Apple’s ‘Find My’ Feature uses some very clever crypto

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Thanks to new sponsor cmdReporter for sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast!

MacStadium

Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
MacAdmins Conference State College, PA 9-12 July 2019 $649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacSysAdmin Göteborg, Sweden 1-4 October 2019 11700 SEK
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Houston Apple Admins Saint Arnold Beer Garden 17 July 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest Fred Hutch 18 July 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
Los Angeles Mac Admins Broadcom, 15101 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92618 24 July 2019, 5:00 p.m. PT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 15 August 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 19 September 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free

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Jun 30, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Tom and Marcus record LIVE in front of the X World audience in Sydney, Australia with Nindi Gill of the University of Melbourne and Bart Reardon of CSIRO!

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]

OUR GUESTS:

  • Nindi Gill – Senior Engineer, Apple & Linux Endpoints at the University of Melbourne
  • Bart Reardon – CSIRO Desktop SOE Tech Lead macOS and Linux

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Nindi Gill on Github
MacUserGenerator
Bombardier
JamfProSwitcher

UMAD by Erik Gomez

CSIRO

MacSAK

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

cmdReporter: Capture what matters

Thanks to new sponsor cmdReporter for sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast!

MacStadium

Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

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Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
MacAdmins Conference State College, PA 9-12 July 2019 $649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacSysAdmin Göteborg, Sweden 1-4 October 2019 11700 SEK
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Apple Admins of the Carolinas Barista Craft Coffee 1 July 2019, 7:00 p.m. ET Free
Houston Apple Admins Saint Arnold Beer Garden 17 July 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest Fred Hutch 18 July 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
Los Angeles Mac Admins Broadcom, 15101 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92618 24 July 2019, 5:00 p.m. PT Free

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Jun 17, 2019
Episode 126

SYNOPSIS:

Tom, Charles and Marcus take a look at the week that was WWDC 2019, and get excited about all the new workflows to come, and some of the challenges that come with them. Bootstrap Tokens, User Enrollment, Enterprise Connect comes to macOS and iOS, new TCC and PPPC controls, and the deprecation of system scripting binaries and CUPS.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

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LINKS & NOTES

TLS Certificate Changes

Activation Lock

CloudFront Middleware Issue

Relocatable Python

Tim Cook torn limb from limb by mob of angry moms demanding to know whether iTunes gift cards are still active

What’s New in Managing Apple Devices

Apple Developer Documentation: Device Management

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MacStadium

Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, Jonathan Spiva, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn, Seb Nash and François Levaux-Tiffreau. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
X World Sydney, NSW, Australia 26-28 June 2019 $699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins Conference State College, PA 9-12 July 2019 $649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Atlanta Apple Admins MacStadium 13 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
Austin Apple Admins The Home Depot Austin Technology Center 19 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. CT Free
London Apple Admins Cloudflare 20 June 2019, 6.30 p.m. GMT+1 (BST) Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest Accolade 20 June 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
MacBrained Toronto LoyaltyOne Atrium 20 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
NYC Jamf User Group Apple NYC Office 25 June 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET Free, Must Register
Apple Admins of the Carolinas Barista Craft Coffee 1 July 2019, 7:00 p.m. ET Free
Houston Apple Admins TBD 17 July 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest Fred Hutch 18 July 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 15 August 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 19 September 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free

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Jun 10, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Frederick Abeloos from Jamf joins us to talk all about OpenID Connect, Jamf Connect, Azure AD and all things local authentication against cloud directories.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

OUR GUEST:

  • Frederick Abeloos, Jamf

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

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LINKS:

Travelling Tech Guy

Deploy Jamf Connect

Integrating Jamf Connect Login with Azure Active Directory

OIDC

JSON Web Tokens

OAuth

ROPG

Jamf Connect Verify Docs

Jamf Connect Docs

Configure Azure AD as an OpenID Connect Provider

Microsft Graph API

Graph Explorer at Azure

Microsoft Authenticator

Configure Okta as an OpenID Connect Provider

Okta MFA app

Hardware token hacking

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The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, Jonathan Spiva, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
MacDeployment Conference Calgary, Canada 10-11 June 2019 CAD$249 Early Bird until 10 May
MacDevOps:YVR Vancouver, Canada 12-14 June, 2019 $275CAD – $495CAD
X World Sydney, NSW, Australia 26-28 June 2019 $699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins Conference State College, PA 9-12 July 2019 $649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
San Diego Mac Admins Karl Strauss, Downtown SD 11 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
Mac DMV Walter’s Bar 12 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. EDT Free
Atlanta Apple Admins MacStadium 13 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
Austin Apple Admins The Home Depot Austin Technology Center 19 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. CT Free
London Apple Admins Cloudflare 20 June 2019, 6.30 p.m. GMT+1 (BST) Free
MacBrained Toronto LoyaltyOne Atrium 20 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
NYC Jamf User Group Apple NYC Office 25 June 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET Free, Must Register
Houston Apple Admins TBD 17 July 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free

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