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Enabling the booking of Teams meetings in Outlook on Mac

This issue had me scratching my head for a while: With the latest version of Microsoft Office and Microsoft Teams installed on my Mac running Catalina, I couldn’t enable the booking of Teams meetings from Outlook. The solution turned out to be to remove the regular Office programs and replace them with Office 365. The […]

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Trusting Palo Alto GlobalProtect to use a macOS machine certificate

On a managed Mac with a machine certificate, when the certificate is renewed, Palo Alto GlobalProtect will prompt for administrative credentials before connecting. This is because the executable isn’t allowed to directly read from the System keychain. There’s a nice explanation and fix described on Palo Alto’s site, but in case that one goes missing, […]

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IKEv2 IPsec VPN with pfSense and Apple devices

Part 2: Apple VPN clients (Part 1) In the first part, we configured the pfSense firewall to allow clients to establish secure VPN connections to it. Now we’ll look at what needs to be done to get the clients to actually connect. Specifically, we’ll create an Apple configuration profile that we can deliver to devices […]

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IKEv2 IPsec VPN with pfSense and Apple devices

Part 1: pfSense configuration For a long time I’ve been content running a simple SSH gateway into my network, since I was severely bandwidth-limited. The connection was secured in a number of ways I consider a sort of best practice: no remote login for the root account, key based (as opposed to password based) logon, […]