Tag: mac

  • Permanently add a self-signed certificate to Chrome on a Mac

    Here’s a great tutorial on how to do so. The only thing I had to change was importing the certificate from Keychain Access instead of double-clicking the certificate. Otherwise, it works fine, and the screenshots are very helpful! If you prefer the terminal, you can save yourself a few steps at the end by using […]

  • Deleting keychains at user logout

    Update: The easiest way to do this is actually to install Offset and then put a RemoveLastUserKeychains script into /usr/local/offset/logout-every (make sure it’s owned by root:wheel and has 755 permissions). Backstory This is a sequel to Deleting Mac Keychains in an Active Directory Environment, which talked about a way to delete keychains at logout using […]

  • Restore Failure: An error (32) occurred while copying. (Broken pipe)

    The problem If you are Cloning an image using Thunderbolt and Disk Utility (or even using Firewire instead of Thunderbolt), you may come across this error message: I’ve actually never experienced that with Thunderbolt (not saying it can’t happen), but I’ve had it happen twice using Firewire. At first I thought it was the cable […]

  • Enabling https for Apache server on Yosemite

    I found a bunch of different instructions, but these are the instructions that actually worked for me (regular Mac running Apache server) to get https working (self-signed certificate, so you will get the certificate warning from your web browser): Step 1 Self-signed SSL Certificate on Mac Yosemite Step 2 Enable HTTPS in Apache on Mac […]

  • Prevent a partition from mounting at boot time

    Cheating a bit here, because I’m just linking to an excellent blog post on the procedure: OS X Tip: Prevent a Volume From Mounting at Startup It’s very helpful if you’ve set up a Boot Camp dual-boot with Windows, and you don’t want to have the Windows partition automatically mount when you boot into Mac […]

  • One working fix for “filter failed” printer message on a Mac

    There seem to be several “working” (your mileage may vary) fixes for the “filter failed” message when you try to print on a Mac (may happen in Linux, too, since Mac uses CUPS for printing), and they all seem driver-related: ‘Filter’ failed error when printing from EPSON Yosemite and a printer driver that broke The […]

  • Manually adding icons to Munki-imported packages

    As with all Munki tutorials, this one assumes you already know some Munki basics. If you don’t, you might want to start with Absolute beginner’s guide to setting up Munki (not monkey). When you use munkiimport to import software packages, it will either find icons automatically or prompt you to try to extract icons from […]

  • Creating an installation package for a scheduled Adobe Remote Update Manager

    This is kind of a dual-purpose Mac tutorial—how to automate Adobe Remote Update Manager and how to create an installation package using a point-and-click graphical interface. Automating Adobe Remote Update Manager You can find the Adobe Remote Update Manager on Adobe’s Creative Suite Enterprise Deployment page. Just scroll down a bit until you find it. […]

  • Installing MunkiReport

    What is MunkiReport MunkiReport is a web-based reporting interface for Munki clients. It’s cool to deploy a bunch of Munki clients, but it’d be nice to know how many are out there, and any errors or pending installs there may be on those clients. If you haven’t set up your Munki server yet, do that […]

  • Mounting an external drive when users are logged out in Mac OS X

    Problem? In older versions of Mac OS X, you could create a special .plist file that auto-mounts disks even when a user isn’t logged in. You can see that (no longer working) procedure here. I don’t know exactly when support for that ended, but some people have suggested around Mountain Lion. (If you try it […]