HCS: Problem-solving by Apple Certified Professionals

This is some blog description about this site
Oct
16

How to fix an out of sync FileVault Password

Make sure the user shows up in the FileVault users list.  We will need the UUID for the last step. sudo fdesetup list

bob,68C6BCDD-9F15-4449-B38D-63E2571ECD9F Find the Macintosh HD ( or whatever your boot disk name is ) You will need the IDENTIFIER for the next step.diskutil list/dev/disk0 (internal, physical):    #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER    0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *41.9 GB    disk0    1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1    2:                 Apple_APFS Container disk1         41.7 GB    disk0s2 /dev/disk1 (synthesized):    #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER    0:      APFS Container Scheme -                      +41.7 GB    disk1                                  Physical Store disk0s2    1:                APFS Volume Macintosh HD            11.9 GB    disk1s1    2:                APFS Volume Preboot                 44.2 MB    disk1s2    3:                APFS Volume Recovery                509.6 MB   disk1s3Run this command to sync the FileVault and login passwords.  You MUST know the old password.  It will NOT work without the users old password.  (disk1s1 is the identifier and 68C6BCDD-9F15-4449-B38D-63E2571ECD9F is the UUID)sudo diskutil apfs changePassphrase disk1s1 -user 68C6BCDD-9F15-4449-B38D-63E2571ECD9FOld passphrase for user 68C6BCDD-9F15-4449-B38D-63E2571ECD9F: New passphrase: Repeat new passphrase: Changing passphrase for cryptographic user 68C6BCDD-9F15-4449-B38D-63E2571ECD9F on APFS Volume disk1s1 Passphrase changed successfullyRestart your Mac.  The Filevault and Login passwords will now be in sync.

0
  19 Hits
19 Hits
  0 Comments
Oct
01

Use Continuity Camera to Scan Documents and Take Photos Right into Mac Documents

Have you found yourself composing an email message on your Mac while staring glumly at the receipt or document you need to scan and attach to the message? Adding that scan to the message isn’t impossible, but until macOS 10.14 Mojave, it hasn’t necessarily been easy.

It’s super simple now, thanks to a new Mojave feature called Continuity Camera. It lets you take pictures or scan documents with an iPhone or iPad running iOS 12 and have those images show up immediately on the Mac, either in a document or on the Desktop.

Continue reading
0
  27 Hits
27 Hits
  0 Comments
Jun
24

Airdrop logging on a Mac Computer

You can use the mdls -raw command to view the metadata for files on your Mac. Example: mdls -raw /pathToYourFileIf a file was sent to you via airdrop, that file will have metadata that contains "com.apple.AirDrop". All you need to do to see all files that were sent to your Mac Computer via airdrop is run the mdfind command and search for "com.apple.AirDrop". Example: mdfind com.apple.AirDrop

You can also use the mdfind command to search in a specific directory for certain file types.

Continue reading
0
  664 Hits
664 Hits
  0 Comments
Apr
18

Jamf Pro Extension Attribute to Find users without a secure token

This how to document will walk you through setting up a smart group based on criteria from an extensioin atrribute that will find all local users that do not have a secure token in their Authentication Authority.  Be sure to download the how to guide and the extension attribute to following along.  Enjoy!

Users without secure token.xml.zip

Continue reading
0
  787 Hits
787 Hits
  0 Comments
Mar
15

Creating a passcode policy with immediate reset using Jamf Pro

It is not uncommon for Mac users to login with local user accounts, even in a directory environment.  The question becomes, how do we enforce password policies on those local accounts?  There are many schools of thought on this but here is how I did it recently with the combination of a configuration payload and a simple script.

 

Continue reading
0
  1157 Hits
1157 Hits
  0 Comments
Locations
New York
ConnecticutFloridaLouisianaChicago 

Tel: (866) 518-9672

Corporate Headquarters
New York

3900 Veteran's Memorial Hwy. Suite 110
Bohemia, NY 11716
Tel: (866) 518-9672
hcs-ny@hcsonline.com

Connecticut

65 High Ridge Road #510
Stamford, CT 06905
Tel: (866) 518-9672
hcs-ct@hcsonline.com

Florida

3321 SW 194th Terrace
Miramar, FL 33029
Tel: (866) 518-9672
hcs-fl@hcsonline.com

Louisiana

218 Barksdale Drive
Broussard LA 70518
hcs-la@hcsonline.com

Chicago

4 Knollwood Place
Joliet, IL 60433
hcs-il@hcsonline.com

London

10 Grosvenor Court
Rayners Road
London SW15 2AX UK

Apple Consultants Network