Mac OSX applications won’t start after cloning or time machine restore


I cloned a drive on the Mac Mini and when the clone started up everything looked in order. However, some apps were giving warnings or dumping when they started.

Twitter for Mac would ask for credentials and then fail.
MS Office 2011 kept giving a warning about the database.
Firefox was missing a profile.

Permissions seemed to be the culprit and then I ran across this forum thread.

The fix was as easy as:
Run this command in terminal from your home directory
sudo chown -R `id -un`:`id -gn` ~

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Java version of SAP GUI available from SAP


If you are looking for the latest version of the java SAP GUI, the link is below.

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Mac OS X Java Update 10.6 Update 1 and Juniper SSL/VPN


After running the java update on my Mac OS X Snow Leopard, I started receiving an error about a missing certificate. The company I work with utilizes client SSL certificates during the Juniper authorization process.

1. To rectify the error, I made the following entry in Terminal.

sudo keytool -storepasswd -new changeit -keystore /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Resources/Deploy.bundle/Contents/Home/lib/security/cacerts -storepass changeme

2. I was then asked for my Mac user id password as I am an administrator user on the Mac.

3. Please note that you may have to reboot for the change to apply.

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Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Juniper SSL/VPN


If you have been using Juniper VPN on Mac OS X Leopard and you upgrade to Mac OS X Snow Leopard, you will most likely have to modify the permissions a folder and create a new folder.

Run the following sudo commands in terminal
1. cd /usr/local/juniper/nc/
Identify the version, in my case it is 6.0.0

2. sudo chmod 755 6.0.0
3. sudo mkdir ‘/Applications/Network’

That should be it. Juniper SSL should be working again without an issue.

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Use SSH key to access Debian from Mac OS X


1. Open the OS X Terminal application

2. cd .ssh
If directory .ssh does not exist then mkdir .ssh

3. Generate SSH keys
Enter file in which to save the key (/User/xxxxx/.ssh/id_rsa): recommend leaving blank
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase): recommend entering passphrase
Enter same passphrase again:
Your identification has been saved in /Users/xxxxx/.ssh/id_rsa.
Your public key has been saved in /Users/xxxxx/.ssh/

5. Access the .ssh directory on the server
cd /home/xxxxx/.ssh/
If directory .ssh does not exist then mkdir .ssh
chmod 700 /home/xxxxx/.ssh

4. Upload your public key to the server
Upload your to /home/xxxxx/.ssh/

5. Create the authorized_keys file
cat >> authorized_keys

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