Convert .pfx to .pem Certificates Using OpenSSL

Convert .pfx to .pem Certificates Using OpenSSL

I’m writing this short reference for myself and for others in my office. We frequently have to work with certificate files for various web based services and applications that we support. OpenSSL is a handy tool to work with these files directly from the command line or Terminal. Terminal CLI command to convert .pfx to .pem Use the following in Terminal to convert your .pfx cert to a .pem cert. You will need to authenticate with the passphrase used to generate the .pfx certificate….

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Safety and Student Engagement TASB Winter Governance Seminar Resources

Safety and Student Engagement TASB Winter Governance Seminar Resources

Safety and student engagement resources from a talk given during the TASB Winter Governance seminar in Feb. 2019. Leveraging Apple TV schools can deploy feature rich digital signage solutions using the Carousel app. Project A/V over wireless using Apple’s AirPlay. Increase student engagement in classrooms using iPads with Apple Classroom. Safety Essential Question: How can Apple TV help keep our schools safe? Discussion Article:  Can Apple TV Help Keep Our Children Safe in School? – EdTechChris https://www.apple.com/education/products/ Carousel Digital…

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Taming Your Wi-Fi Gremlins

Taming Your Wi-Fi Gremlins

Taming Wi-Fi Gremlins and Other Fantastic Creatures – Resources from TCEA 2019 session on using the Ekahau Sidekick’s spectrum analysis to identify and troubleshoot problems with Wi-Fi. Description: Wi-Fi novices rejoice! Your time has come. The wonderful world of wireless is magical indeed, but what’s a MacAdmin to do when things go awry? Many sources of non-802.11 noise impact your Wi-Fi. Finding these gremlins and either removing them or distracting them is vital. Although you may have identified and designed around these during your…

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Setting App Specific Restrictions in Apple Screen Time for iOS 12

Setting App Specific Restrictions in Apple Screen Time for iOS 12

Apple Screen Time is a great new tool to set healthy browsing and app limits on iPhones and iPads running iOS 12. Parents can easily set restrictions on the amount of time allowed for specific categories of apps. Screen Time works well on personal or even school owned iPads. (Learn more about ScreenTime: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208982) What some people might overlook is Screen Time’s ability to set restrictions on a per app basis rather than being limited to categories. Some apps may be more difficult for us or our…

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iOS 12 Now Available with Some Amazing New Features

iOS 12 Now Available with Some Amazing New Features

iOS 12 brings performance improvements and exciting new features to iPhone and iPad. I’ve been testing the beta releases all summer anticipating the final release. Many new features for schools, personal users, and enterprise users alike. Check out the links below to learn how to use some of these exciting new features. What’s Cool in iOS 12 https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/17/apple-releases-ios-12/ What’s new in the Photos App Photos introduces new features to help you rediscover and share the photos in your library. https://www.macobserver.com/news/ios-12-photos-app/   Fun with…

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3 Ways Apple Can Better Support K-12 IT Departments

3 Ways Apple Can Better Support K-12 IT Departments

Apple provides excellent support for education customers, including services like Apple School Manager, the Device Enrollment Program, Apple Professional Learning, new apps like SchoolWork, Apple Classroom on macOS, and even a ClassKit framework for developers. However, there are a few things they could do to improve support for K-12 IT departments. Identity Management Identity management is a significant factor in securing and deploying resources in enterprise environments including K-12 education. Though macOS devices can be bound to directory services, additional native support for LDAP, Active…

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Can Apple TV Help Keep Our Children Safe in School?

Can Apple TV Help Keep Our Children Safe in School?

Back to school season brings with it thoughts of bulletin boards, backpacks, sharpened pencils and school safety. More relevant than ever, safety is at the forefront of concerns for school administrators. Traditional alerts, including bells, email, texts or audio announcements, may no longer be sufficient to address today’s increasingly complex security and safety needs. Carousel app for Apple TV is an easy and affordable solution for deploying digital signage in classrooms and common areas across your school. Teachers can switch between signage content and airplay from iPads or macOS…

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Taming rf Unicorns and Other Fantastic Beasts

Taming rf Unicorns and Other Fantastic Beasts

Taming rf Unicorns and Other Fantastic Beasts – Resources from PSU MacAdmins Conference 2018 session on using the Ekahau Sidekick’s spectrum analysis to identify and troubleshoot problems with Wi-Fi. Click here for official conference page: http://macadmins.psu.edu/2018/05/01/psumac18-277/ Description: Wi-Fi Muggles rejoice! Your time has come. The wonderful world of wireless and wizardry is magical indeed, but what’s a MacAdmin to do when things go awry? Many sources of non-802.11 noise impact your Wi-Fi. Finding these gremlins and either removing them or distracting them is vital. Although you…

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Cisco Sparkboard could be Hott in EdTech

Cisco Sparkboard could be Hott in EdTech

Cisco’s Sparkboard is an interactive 4K display that integrates all the collaborative features of Spark with flexible, high def videoconferencing. Since the Spark app is cloud based, students and teachers can collaborate on Macs, PCs, iPads, and phones in the classroom, or from other locations. Cisco Sparkboard offers these unique features to classrooms, labs and meetings rooms integrated in ONE device: wireless presentation/screen sharing voice tracking to locate who is speaking during collaboration whiteboard solution with unique features including wireless file sharing video meeting room…

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Apple Security Updates 4-24-2018

Apple Security Updates 4-24-2018

Apple posted additional security updates 4-24-2018 to close up some vulnerabilities in Safari and webkit. They always recommend to keep your OS and apps updated in order to receive the latest patches, updates, and fixes. Find out more about Apple Security Updates 4-24-2018 and others at: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222 Get the latest software updates from Apple Keeping your software up to date is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your Apple product’s security. The latest version of iOS is…

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