Property Lists, Preferences and Profiles for Apple Administrators

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Publisher Description

Property Lists, Preferences and Profiles for Apple Administrators


(New Update, June 2018!)


These three topics seem minor, but can be a major headache for Apple Administrators. Mastering them will make you a better Apple Administrator.

Property Lists are a common configuration file format on macOS and iOS. Learn about the file structure, file formats and the tools and scripting languages that you can use to read and edit Property Lists.

Preferences are special use case of property lists. Learn about the special considerations and tools you need to work with preferences. Also learn how you can read and change user and system preferences safely.

Configuration Profiles provide and manage pre-defined settings for users and computers on macOS and iOS. Whether you use Apple’s Profile Manager, a commercial Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution like Jamf Pro or Filewave, or an open source management system like Munki, you will learn how configuration profiles work and how you can build custom profiles for many solutions.

Table of Contents

What are Property Lists?

• XML Property List File format

• other File formats

Editing Property Lists

• Text Editors

• Xcode

• PlistEdit Pro

• PlistBuddy

• plutil

• Python

• AppleScript

• Swift

Preferences

• Overview

• defaults Command

• Preference Domains

• Python

Configuration Profiles

• About Configuration Profiles

• Installing Profiles

• Creating Profiles

Appendix

• On Hidden Files

• Internet Shortcut Files

  • GENRE
    Computers & Internet
    RELEASED
    2017
    March 20
    LANGUAGE
    EN
    English
    LENGTH
    88
    Pages
    PUBLISHER
    Scripting OS X
    SELLER
    Armin Briegel
    SIZE
    100.3
    MB

    Customer Reviews

    Bruce Carter ,

    Extraordinarily helpful with customizations

    This book was basically a lifesaver when it came to setting up custom configurations for our various student computer labs. First rate!

    trongod ,

    Broken

    I would love to read the book, but it won’t open. Just opens for a millisecond and crashes.

    Jim Ratliff ,

    The book I was missing

    I’ve been working on and off, but in somewhat sophisticated ways, with plists and bash scripts to automate setting up preferences for about a year and a half. And I had figured a lot out by myself (drawing on the wisdom of the web), but pretty inefficiently and painfully.

    Briegel’s book, though, makes lots of things I struggled to figure out crystal clear, and resolves fundamental questions that elsewhere on the web stilled seem nebulous or in dispute.

    This is a great resource. It’s a text that covers fundamentals systematically. It will save you time and give you confidence.

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