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Configuration Profiles

A section that provides example profiles for Custom Payloads through your MDM or Jamf PRO server.

Please be aware that the examples given must be used with the correct domain name through your preferred MDM server. Each configuration profile contained here shows its "Domain Name", each preference on the MacOS has its own domain namewhich identified the product to be managed, providing the incorrect domain name will result in an un managed service. The domain name is similar to a web domain but backwards, for instance here are a few examples

App NameDomain Name
Google Chrome.appcom.google.chrome
Safari.appcom.apple.safari
Dock.appcom.apple.dock
Cyberduck.appch.sudo.cyberduck

As you can see there are a few differences in the domain names, you can look for the names inside your Users > Library > Preferences folder or in your Library > Preferences folder. You can also use these items to inspect the values that are already set and combine the settings to build your own custom payload for a Configuration Profile.

 

Set Safari Home Page

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Setting an end users home page can be beneficial for IT, but when using Jamf PRO we generally provide a link to our intranet via Self Service.app. This allows us to manage our IT app rather than the users environment. 

Domain Name: com.apple.Safari

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Dock hot Corners

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If you have been through the Scripts available on this site you will notice that there is a Script that can configure these settings. However you can also make them managed to prevent changes. This is acheived via cConfiguration Profiles.

Domain Name: com.apple.dock

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Google Chrome home page

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Fair play to Google, their web browser is so customisable. But the Chromium web site is hell to navigate. This link shows all of the features Google have documentated being supported

Chromium Policy List (Configuration Profile payloads Mac, Windows, Linux, Android)

Most clients want the basics however. This means home page, restore on start pages etc.

Domain Name: com.google.chrome

 

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Secure Terminal Keyboard Entry

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The MacOS Terminal.app is a superb tool that some of use use top excess. However there are security requirements that state that all keyboard entry is secure.  

Domain Name: com.apple.terminal

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
    <key>SecureKeyboardEntry</key>
    <true/>
</dict>
</plist>

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Disable Internet Sharing

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Internet sharing is one of those items I use frequently, but in an education or corporate space you really need to be careful about your users use of this feature. Essentially by leaving this feature enabled your network "Could" come to a halt as your users enable this feature to by pass your network security.

From Apple's documentation:

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