Glad to see Sal Soghoian is able to keep doing this:
I use Chrome settings as an example in ‘Packaging for Apple Administrators’. The strategies explained there still seem to work, but it looks like there may be a simpler solution now.
This is really great news for autopkg users!
I have pushed an update to the Packaging for Apple Administrators book in the iBooks Store. Among a few typos and minor changes, I have added an Appendix section on legacy package formats.
If you already bought the book, you should be able to download the updated content for free. If you buy it now then you will get this update and any future ones!
If you have read and liked the book, please leave a review on the iBooks Store, I would be very grateful!
These are the links for my presentation at the Marriot Library of the University of Utah. You should soon be able to watch an archived version of the presentation here.
Thanks again for letting me speak and for watching and listening!
Packaging is Dead?
- Deploying Xcode 8 via Self-Service – a how-to
- Xcode – Munki Wiki
- Installing OS X PKGs using an MDM service
- Whitebox Packages
- Jamf Composer
- CharlesSoft Pacifist
- Supicious Package
- Parent Recipe Trust Info Documentation
- Prepare for AutoPkg Recipe Auditing
- New OS X Ransomware KeRanger Infected Transmission BitTorrent Client Installer (Palo Alto Networks Blog)
- Transmission hijacked again to spread malware (Malwarebytes Labs)
I will be presenting on packaging Wednesday, Jan 18th (update, I had the wrong date here earlier) at the Mac Managers Meeting of the University of Utah. It will be at 1pm Mountain Time (21:00 Central European). Unfortunately, I will not be present but doing the presentation remotely. There will be a live stream and the talk will be archived to view later.
There will be a brief introduction to some basic
autopkg functions and a more detailed look at the new trust functionality in
autopkg 1.0. I hope there will remain time for some Q&A.
A while back, there was a discussion on Munki-Dev floating the idea of local-only manifests. After some long discussion, the final Pull Request was created and merged. The idea behind local-only ma…
The choice of text editor can turn even the most mild-mannered admin into a fearsome crusader.
I do not want to enter these wars, but I do want to point out that my favorite text editor, BBEdit, is on sale right now. Good opportunity to check it out: