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A rotating panel of Mac admins and consultants are joined by members of the Mac admin community to discuss the latest news, issues, and challenges of managing Apple devices. New episodes weekly. Join the community at macadmins.org.

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    • 4.7 • 88 Ratings

A rotating panel of Mac admins and consultants are joined by members of the Mac admin community to discuss the latest news, issues, and challenges of managing Apple devices. New episodes weekly. Join the community at macadmins.org.

    Crowdstrike Falcon, Security Deployment Techniques, & Threat Awareness

    Crowdstrike Falcon, Security Deployment Techniques, & Threat Awareness

    Once upon a time we claimed the Mac couldn’t get a virus. Now we know the folly of our ways. There is a red ocean of endpoint protection solutions for the platform today, but we’re curious to better understand the requirements and the benefits. Crowdstrike Falcon is one of those tools and we’ve asked Bilal Habib to join us for this episode to discuss what it is, how it does it, and what are some things an admin needs to know. But we want to tell that story as a journey for how someone in the trenches actually got to know the things!
    Hosts: Tom Bridge - @tbridge777 Charles Edge - @cedge318 Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom Guests:
    Bilal Habib - LinkedIn
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    Crowdstrike Products: Endpoint, Cloud & Identity Protection Products | CrowdStrike  Downloading Crowdstrike for Fun and Profit, from Richard Purves: Downloading Crowdstrike via API for Fun and Profit – Richard Purves Bundle IDs for Crowdstrike: Crowdstrike Falcon Sensor v6.11+ Big Sur and M1 De... - Jamf Nation Community Source Code for Elk Cloner for the 6502 (from the guy that wrote it) Sponsors:
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    • 55 min
    Michael Epping from Microsoft on the Single Sign On Extension

    Michael Epping from Microsoft on the Single Sign On Extension

    One of the biggest challenges of the era is how to securely sign people on to work devices from anywhere in the world. Apple has had Kerberos and Active Directory support for some time. They have also recently released frameworks and APIs for modern identity support and payloads for MDM for ExtensibleSingleSignOn. Today we’re going to cover the SSOE with the Product Manager at Microsoft for Azure AD, to see what we can do today - and how we factor this into our plans for the future.
    Hosts: Tom Bridge - @tbridge777 Charles Edge - @cedge318 Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom Guests:
    Michael Epping - @mepples21
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    ExtensibleSingleSignOn | Apple Developer Documentation Microsoft Enterprise SSO plug-in for Apple devices (preview) MDOYVR20 - Joel Rennich - Single Sign On for fun and profit ASAuthorizationProviderExtensio... Sponsors:
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    New Apple Documentation

    New Apple Documentation

    Apple continues to get better and better at documenting not only APIs but also the Apple Platform Deployment portal that contains plenty of information on how Apple intends for administrators to centrally manage their devices. In this episode we’ll look at a couple of new ways to peruse the docs as well as some insights about device management that can be had by looking at their change control system. 
    Hosts: Tom Bridge - @tbridge777 Charles Edge - @cedge318 Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom Transcript:
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    The Apple Platform Deployment portal The revision history Deploy “helper” apps Rapid security response documentation Carrier eSIM settings Using MDM with eSIM GDMF Apple software lookup service with json definitions Deferral settings Migration Assistant changes Managed Device attestation and ACME Where to find Bundle identifiers for native apple apps easily Wi-fi specs MDM Payload List MCX as FileVault payload settings Sponsors:
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    Get the latest about the Mac Admins Podcast, follow us on Twitter! We're @MacAdmPodcast!
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Getting Caught Up on Configurator with Subhi Hashwa

    Getting Caught Up on Configurator with Subhi Hashwa

    Apple Configurator has been a part of the Apple Admin’s toolkit for some time. Initially built to help admins do more than what was available in iTunes it’s grown over the years to add options for the Mac, aid in supervision, and automate tasks further with the ability to script it. We’ll get caught up with how some of these features are working in today’s episode with Subhi Hashwa!
    Hosts: Tom Bridge - @tbridge777 Charles Edge - @cedge318 Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom Guests:
    Subhi Hashwa
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    Apple Device Management IsImagingDead.com Create a Package in Apple Business Essentials Instant Apple Configurator How-to: Edge, Charles, Houston, TJ Apple Configurator & Automator cfgutil Man Page Marriott Library - Apple Infrastructure | AEiOS (Automated Enterprise iOS) BASIC Fun: Computer Games, Puzzles, and Problems Children Can Write Sponsors:
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    Get the latest about the Mac Admins Podcast, follow us on Twitter! We're @MacAdmPodcast!
    The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Weldon Dodd, Damien Barrett, Justin Holt, Chad Swarthout, William Smith, Stephen Weinstein, Seb Nash, Dan McLaughlin, Joe Sfarra, Nate Cinal, Jon Brown, Dan Barker, Tim Perfitt, Ashley MacKinlay, Tobias Linder Philippe Daoust, AJ Potrebka, Adam Burg, & Hamlin Krewson

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Black Friday 3D Printing Panel

    The Black Friday 3D Printing Panel

    We’ve wanted to an episode on 3D printers for a long time but every time we went to book one, one of our printers stopped working for some stupid reason, we got mad, and said nevermind. Yup, it’s still a little bit of a hobbyist market. It feels like the Apple I era in a way but it’s starting to feel more and more like the months leading up to the release of the 1977 Holy Trinity. And our listeners are hackers and we want to demystify this stuff a little for anyone maybe thinking of having Santa deliver one of these for the holidays.
    Hosts: Charles Edge - @cedge318 Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom Guests:
    Trevor Sysock - @BigMacAdmin James Smith - @smithjw Transcript:
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    From @xavier https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3945911 Designs by Trevor: https://www.thingiverse.com/alchemic/designs Designs by Charles: https://www.thingiverse.com/krypted/designs  Print with chocolate: https://www.3dprintersonlinestore.com/foodbot-s2-food-3d-printer Coconut Printer https://www.amazon.com/Toybox-Printer-Kids-Software-Needed/dp/B07KKLRVMK  LiDAR Scanner https://apps.apple.com/us/app/polycam-lidar-3d-scanner/id1532482376  https://www.blender.org/  https://pixologic.com/  https://www.ford.com/support/how-tos/owner-resources/vehicle-documents/how-do-i-use-3d-printing-to-customize-my-ford-maverick-pickup/ Fusion 360 Tutorials: https://productdesignonline.com/fusion-360-tutorials/create-a-beer-bottle-in-fusion-360/ Not mentioned in the episode, but Charles Mangin’s (former guest and friend of the pod) designs: https://www.thingiverse.com/option8/designs Sponsors:
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    The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Weldon Dodd, Damien Barrett, Justin Holt, Chad Swarthout, William Smith, Stephen Weinstein, Seb Nash, Dan McLaughlin, Joe Sfarra, Nate Cinal, Jon Brown, Dan Barker, Tim Perfitt, Ashley MacKinlay, Tobias Linder Philippe Daoust, AJ Potrebka, Adam Burg, & Hamlin Krewson

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Keeping Up With California Places with Fiona Skelton

    Keeping Up With California Places with Fiona Skelton

    Another year, another operating system named after cats or cool spots to visit in California! And another cycle of trying to figure out which of our automations broke! We’ve had years to get used to it and it keeps getting easier, but it’s still part of the job. In this episode we’re stoked that Fiona Skelton agreed to join us and take us through a little of her process to stay sane amongst a constantly changing landscape!
    Hosts: Tom Bridge - @tbridge777 Charles Edge - @cedge318 Marcus Ransom - @marcusransom Guests:
    Fiona Skelton
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    dan-snelson/Nudge-Post-install Charles is disgusted and yet intrigued by interpreting python from within ruby #SorryNotSorry https://www.tiktok.com/@robotsdraw/video/7130452906418982187 https://www.tiktok.com/@robotsdraw/video/7117724456365100330 https://www.tiktok.com/@robotsdraw/video/7123021864397720878 https://www.tiktok.com/@robotsdraw/video/7110035878424300846 https://www.tiktok.com/@robotsdraw/video/7110393706842230058 https://www.tiktok.com/@robotsdraw/video/7137369646272892203 Gonzalez v. Google, LLC, No. 18-16700 (9th Cir. 2021) The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet Sponsors:
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    Get the latest about the Mac Admins Podcast, follow us on Twitter! We're @MacAdmPodcast!
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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

bshomb ,

Essential for the Enterprise

My entire team usually has a conversation soon after a new episode comes out beginning with “did you listen to the MacAdmins podcast yet?”. It has become an invaluable dialogue for Mac IT personnel that listeners are able to benefit from, and a high quality one at that. Thank you all!

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Come to Spotify

Please :)

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Mixed Audio levels are very bad!

I've tried listening to several episodes and I must say the sound levels are all over the place. If they could agree on the same mic type or a balance in audio levels, or speak into their own mic perhaps it would be great. I fine it very hard to understand some if not all of the guest at times. As if they're speaking through a laptop's mic and passing it to person to person.

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