Endpoint Services, Munki, Accessing Your Repository

Overview

This article provides information for connecting to unit package repositories in the Technology Services' Munki Mac Endpoint Management system.

Note: do NOT attempt to use Apple's TextEdit to modify manifests or pkginfo files in your unit's Multi-Tenant Munki repo.
TextEdit is known to cause problems as it attempts to auto-save open files to the mounted WebDAV repo.
If you opt to directly edit repo content with a text editor instead of MunkiAdmin, please use BBEdit.

Systems

  • Munki Mac Endpoint Management

Affected Customers

  • University of Illinois IT Pros leveraging Technology Services Endpoint Services' Munki Mac Endpoint Management

Actions

Connecting Using Finder

1. Open a Finder window
              Finder Icon

2. Select Go > Connect to Server (or +K)
          Connect to Server...

3. Enter the address of your repository (e.g. https://USER@munki.eps.uillinois.edu:3443/repos/global/UofI/UIUC/UNIT_PREFIX)* and click the Connect button
            *Where USER and UNIT_PREFIX are your username and unit's Munki repository prefix, respectively.
           *The address is case-sensitive!.
Connect to Server Window
4. Enter your password and click the Connect button
Connect to Server Login Window
5. Your Munki package repository will appear in a Finder window
Repository in Finder window

Connecting Using MunkiAdmin

There is an application called MunkiAdmin that provides a graphical user interface for managing a Munki repository. To connect to your repository via MunkiAdmin:

1. Download and install the MunkAdmin application from GitHub.*
            *MunkiAdmin utilizes some components of the Munki client and requires it to be installed in order for MunkiAdmin to run properly.

2. Follow steps 1 through 5 above in the Connecting Using Finder section to mount your Munki package repository in Finder

3. Launch the MunkiAdmin application. It's typically installed in either the Applications or Applications/Utilities directories.
              MunkiAdmin Icon

4. Within MunkiAdmin, select your Munki package repository that you mounted in step 2 and click the Open button
MunkiAdmin Repository Selection Window
5. MunkiAdmin will first scan your repository and then load it.
MunkiAdmin Loading a repo
6. You are now ready to manage your Munki package repository with MunkiAdmin.
MunkiAdmin Loaded Repository

Contact the EPS team




Keywords:repository "accessing your repository" munkiadmin EPS MTM "multi tenant" multi-tenant mac macos endpoint TechS-EPS-MTM   Doc ID:80747
Owner:EPS Distribution List .Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2018-03-09 11:27 CDTUpdated:2019-03-05 16:58 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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