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Safeguard Authentication Services 6.0 LTS - macOS Administration Guide

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Time Machine Properties

The Time Machine Properties settings allow you to control the Time Machine application which provides network backups of installed applications, preferences, documents and local account data. For more information about Time Machine, refer to the Apple documentation.

You can apply the Time Machine Properties settings only under the Computer Configuration.

Time Machine tab

The Time Machine tab settings control the Time Machine application and support the following management modes: Never, Always.

Time Machine is an application that performs network backup of local machine applications and data.

The following options are supported:

  • Backup Server

    Specify the URL of the Time Machine backup server in the following format: afp:// Refer to the Apple documentation for more information about AFP and Time Machine backup servers.

  • Back up

    Specify which volumes to back up. You can choose to back up Startup volume only or All local volumes.

  • Skip system files

    Select to skip system files. System files are operating system files installed when you install macOS. Selecting this option significantly reduces the amount of storage space used for backups. However, if you do not back up system files, you will need to install the operating system when performing a full restore.

  • Backup automatically

    Select this option to force automatic backups.

  • Limit total backup storage to

    Enter the backup storage limit in megabytes. If the backup limit is reached, no more data is backed up.

Wireless Profile Properties

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

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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Adding wireless profiles

Adding wireless profiles

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

For the AD certificate and certificates profile, you can use a certificate created by vascert to work with Network preferences. One scenario for this is for a computer to use QoS supportive adaptive polling (QAP) protocol for the wireless network. For more information, see For more information, see vascert command reference..

To add wireless profiles

Click the Up or Down buttons to reorder the wireless profiles. Wireless profiles are added to the user profiles list on macOS systems in the order listed in the policy.

  1. From the Wireless Networks tab, click Add to open the Wireless Profiles dialog.

  2. On the Networks tab:

    1. Enter the name of the wireless profile in the Name box.

    2. Enter the SSID of the wireless network to which this profile applies in the SSID box.

    3. Select the type of wireless network from the Security Type drop-down list.

    4. Select the authentication type options that apply to this profile from the Protocols list.

    5. Select Hidden Network to allow users to join a network whose name is not broadcast.

    6. Select Auto Join so the network is joined automatically. If unselected, the user must click the network name to join it.

  3. On the Proxy tab:

    1. Select the Proxy settings from the drop-down list. None is the default.

    2. Enter the Proxy server and port.

    3. Enter the Username (optional).

    4. Enter the Password (optional).

    5. Enter the Proxy Server URL.

    6. Select Allow direct connection if PAC is unreachable, if desired.

  4. On the Protocols tab:

    1. In the EAP-FAST section, identify the configuration of Protected Access Credentials (PAC) by selecting any combination of the following:

      • Use PAC

      • Provision PAC

      • Provision PAC Anonymously

    2. Select Allow only two RAND values with EAP-SIM, if desired.

    3. Select the TTLS authentication protocol from the drop-down list.

    4. Identify Externally visible.

    5. Select the TLS minimum version from the drop-down list.

    6. Select the TLS maximum version from the drop-down list.

  5. On the Identity and Authentication tab:

    1. Select Use two factor authentication, if you will use a second authentication.

    2. Select Authenticate with host's directory credentials, if desired. If selected, enter the Username and Password.

    3. In Identity Certificate, note that you must have vascert on the client to use certificate identity. Select any combination of check boxes, as appropriate:

      • Create a certificate identity with vascert

      • Allow all apps to access the private key

      • Allow a user to extract the private key from the keychain

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