Chapter 5. Writing a Property List for Management
Now that you know what a property list file ("
.plist") is, what one should look like, and the basic tools for working with them, it's time to get more specific.
This chapter introduces the tools and methods used to create Managed Preferences. You'll learn what makes up a Managed Preferences
.plist file, where this is stored, and how to get it there.
Managed Preferences rely on a directory service, and, therefore, these tools interact with a local or remote directory to enforce preferences. So, before delving into the tools themselves, let's first examine where Managed Preferences reside.
Where Do Managed Preferences Reside?
It's important to understand the location Managed Preferences call home. Managed ...