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Safeguard Authentication Services 4.2 - Mac OS X/macOS Administration Guide

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Options tab

The Options tab of the Universal Access Properties controls miscellaneous Universal Access options and support the following management modes: Never, Always.

Note: The Options tab is only available under the Computer Configuration.

The following option is supported:

  • Enable access for assistive devices

    Select to enable managed users to turn on assistance devices such as text readers.

Wireless User Profile properties

Wireless settings allow you to configure networks and profiles used by AirPort on Mac OS X systems.The Wireless Profile Properties settings allow you to control wireless user profiles for Mac OS X.

To open the Wireless Profile properties page

  1. In the Group Policy Object Editor, navigate to User Configuration | Policies | Mac OS X Settings | Profile Manager Settings.

    Wireless Networks apply only to users.

  2. Double-click the Wireless Networks node.
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Add wireless profiles

Add wireless profiles

The Wireless Profiles tab settings control user options associated with wireless networks.

To add wireless profiles

  1. From the Wireless Networks tab, click Add to open the Wireless Network dialog.
  2. Enter the name of the wireless profile in the Name box.
  3. Enter the SSID of the wireless network to which this profile applies in the SSID box.
  4. Select the type of wireless network from the Type drop-down list.
  5. Select the authentication type options that apply to this profile from the Authentication list.
  6. If you want users to be prompted for their password each time they connect to a wireless network, select the Always prompt for password option.
  7. Click the Up or Down buttons to reorder the wireless profiles.

    Wireless profiles are added to the user profiles list on Mac OS X systems in the order listed in the policy.

Preference Manifest settings

The Preference Manifests node lists applications and settings that you can manage using preference manifests. Policy items contained in this node are specific to the Macintosh operating system. A preference manifest is a file that describes application settings and makes them manageable. Application developers create preference manifest files to make their application’s settings available for management through the Preference Manifests node.

When you install Group Policy console extensions, it creates preference manifests in sysvol at the following location:

Policies\Quest Software\Preference Manifest

In order to reduce GPO size, Preference Manifest files are stored in the GPT under the Policies\Quest Software\Preference Manifest folder. All of the Preference Manifest files found there are displayed in the Preference Manifests node. If the folder does not exist in the GPT, Preference Manifest files are loaded from the local installation directory.

Apple provides preference manifests for many built-in applications and systems. Group Policy includes preference manifests for Microsoft Office applications and other common third-party applications. You can also import custom preference manifests for policy configuration. The Authentication Services installation process adds Mac OS X, Workgroup Manager, and Preference Manifest Settings nodes to both the Computer Configuration and User Configuration nodes and stores all the Authentication Services for Mac OS X Desktop policies there.

Related Topics

Add a preference manifest

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