OS X Recovery Partition: Customizing With Different Apps

Originally, I wanted to use Casper Imaging  from the Recovery partition.  So this post is based off of this article and this feature request on JAMF Nation.  At the end, I realized I probably wouldn’t be able to add this app to the Recovery HD until JAMF updates it to 64-bit.  However, this process seems to work for other 64-bit apps.  The example I use in this walkthrough is Calculator.app. Continue reading “OS X Recovery Partition: Customizing With Different Apps”

Enabling SSH in Single-user Mode on OS X

In my testing, I have found a way to enable SSH in Single-user mode (SUM).  So far, I have only been able to make outbound connections.  Even though the SSH service is on and the ports show as LISTENING , I still am not able to remote in from another machine.  But I can use the machine booted to SUM to SSH into another remote device. Continue reading “Enabling SSH in Single-user Mode on OS X”

Single-user Mode on OS X: Intrusion Detection System: An EFI Password Alternative

 

My Single-user Mode Intrusion Detection system works in two parts:

  1. a local script is deployed to all client machines
  2. a script runs via GeekTool every two seconds

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