De-mystifying launchd

Bart Reardon Part of XW19

Bart ReardonSince being introduced with Mac OS X Tiger launchd has had its fair share of champions and detractors.

This talk serves to act as both a primer of launchd’s main functions and behaviour as well as go over basic troubleshooting.

We shall also look at alternatives to creating launchd tasks from a system administrators point of view.

Bart has worked for the CSIRO in their IT department for over 17 years and is based in Canberra.

Bart currently works for CSIRO’s desktop infrastructure team and leads development for the Mac and Linux Desktop SOE’s and manages 900 macOS workstations using JAMF, Munki and other open source tools.

He has contributed to Munki and macOSLAPS open source projects.