Determine which installed apps are from the Mac App Store

Been a while, hasn’t it? I started a new job about five months ago that has me doing all sorts of new things, so I’ve been pretty busy. The good part is that I’m starting to develop a few little goodies and tricks to help me do this new job, like this one:

Need to figure out what apps in macOS’ /Applications directory were installed using the Mac App Store? Try this:

sudo find / -name _MASReceipt

Mac OS X: resolving keychain issues

Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 3.35.16 PMMy current work environment consists of mostly Macs authenticating against a MS Active Directory server (see my earlier post all about Joining Mac systems to Active Directory). One of the disadvantages of this setup – one that has prevented me from rolling out an agency-wide password expiration policy – is the fact that, when a user updates their AD-based password, Mac OS X, by default, doesn’t know how to automatically update the passwords that protect the users keychain.

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