Hello,
Been trolling around looking for a work around for installing the agent on a MAC without physically going to the machine and opening port 22. We are trying to stay away from our MAC users mostly because of their bad attitudes and lack of cooperating : p . Has anyone been down this road and find anything worthwhile ?
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LOL!

Unfortunately we will need port 22 open to be able to provision.

After the agent is installed you can manage them from a safe distance!
Answered 04/16/2011 by: dchristian
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This solution is not a great one because many of our users are remote and not technologically savvy. We are not a MAC shop but all of our Sales people have MACs (close to 50 ppl) around the world.

Anyone know how to open port 22 on a MAC so I can get it working on the MACs I CAN get to?

Thanks!
Answered 05/16/2011 by: jmlucien
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This was the first article when i googled "enabling ssh on mac"

[link]http://www.bluishcoder.co.nz/articles/mac-ssh.html[/link]
Answered 05/16/2011 by: dchristian
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Here is what I have so far.

To open port 22 on a MAC.
- On each Mac go to System Preferences
- Click Sharing
- Select “Remote Login” to enable SSH (port 22)
- Check “Only These Users” under the “Allow access for:” section.
- Hit the + sign and choose “Administrators”
- We must use the Administrator pw in mac provisioning.

I will test and get back to you.

Thanks for the link, I will look at it.
Answered 05/16/2011 by: jmlucien
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You could try putting the KACE agent up on your kbox portal. Then the users could log in, download the agent themselves and install it. The agent will then open the ports (silently) for you. Nothing shows up in, and users do not have to mess with the sharing control panel.
You would have to provision the portal with a way for your clients to log in. In an AD environment that is pretty easy. The only other catch is that the Mac users have to be able to install software on their machines (ie. administrators on their boxes). That would go for them changing SSH settings in the System Preferences as well.
You would also need to have them type in the variable for the kbox server name.
We do this for stand alone Macs and PC's "In the wild" that we need to manage.
Answered 03/27/2012 by: smaug_ca
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