Managed Preferences + HTTPS redirects

18 02 2010

I’ve been using Managed Preferences in OS X Server to manage our student computers.  Many of the settings are in place to help protect students and keep them on task.  One newer item within Managed Preferences pertains to the ability to control Family / Parental controls.  It would seem like a good idea to leverage some of these settings to further keep objectionable content, as outlined in our AUP, from reaching students.  While using these, I ran into an issue where pages were not redirecting properly with HTTPS traffic for students in a managed workgroup.  Once changing these settings, all worked well.  So, what were the changes?

In the preference domain:

Change the following keys:

restrictWeb to false

useContentFilter to false

Once those changes were applied by a user re-logging in, all was happy.




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