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Why the Market moved from MDM to EMM?!

Why the Market Moved From Mobile Device Management (MDM) to Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) When Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) was making a dramatic entrance with enterprises a few years ago, Mobile Device Management (MDM) seemed an effective counterbalance to the security concerns posed by the influx of new devices. But just a few short […]

Downloading older macOS (Sierra and El Capitan)

You can find the 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 in your MAS purchase history., but not 10.11 or 10.12. Its because, these versions of macOS are not purchased, they where Apple ID free downloads.  That is the reason why you are unable to find them in your purchase-history because you never purchased them! Information on how to […]

Deploy Self-signed RootCA to client computers

2 computers required : ServerMac ClientMac   On ServerMac : Create a Certificate Authority and Export the Root Certificate (If you already have a self-signed RootCA that you want to deploy, then you can skip this part) Open Keychain Access. Select the System keychain. From the Keychain Access menu, navigate to Certificate Assistant and select […]

Creating PAYLOAD-FREE Package

Here’s how we make a “true” payload-free package (that does not leave a receipt): pkgbuild –nopayload –scripts /path/to/scripts_dir –identifier org.example.payloadfree –version 1.0 MyGreatPayloadFree.pkg But payload-free packages built this way have a “feature” that can sometimes prove problematic. Flat packages built with pkgbuild using the –nopayload option do not leave receipts in the pkgutil database. This […]

Decoding the Caching server

1. Server and clients – Behind Same Public IP (same or different subnet)     First, the server registers with Apple, it provides it Public IP and the Private IP.  Apple notes both the information. Second, When the client requests Apple for  any download, since Apple knows that there is a caching server associated with […]

External accounts behaviour

Here’s the configuration : A Mac with 2 partitions – “Sierra 1” and “Sierra 2”. We try to demo Manual enrolment on Partition 1 and Automated enrolment on Partition 2. So, there is a “User 01” mobile account on Partition 2. Now, when I boot the Mac into Partition 1, I get this pop-up window […]

Convert .app to .pkg (Packaging)

1. Productbuild + ARD demo suggestion: create a distribution package of a small app (man productbuild) distribute the package to each attendee’s Mac using ARD see: man productbuild Example: productbuild –component /Applications/Firefox.app/ /Applications/ ~/Desktop/Firefox.pkg 2. pkgbuild Example : sudo pkgbuild –install-location /Applications –component /path/to/app/for/MyGreatApp.app ./path/to/save/package/packagename.pkg   Example for Firefox : sudo pkgbuild –install-location /Applications –component […]