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SRWare Iron and PDF

Sadly SRWares Chromium-based Browser Iron doesn’t come with a built in PDF-Viewer.

For a long time I’ve simply taken that, but today I had to research vor PDF-stuff and finally I was fed up!

GoogleChrome to the rescue

As described in http://wiredhut.blogspot.de/2012/06/how-to-get-chromes-pdf-viewer-in-srware.html you can simply use Google Chromes PDF-Engine. And it does not only work out for Windows but also for Mac.

Simply open the Applications Content of your SRWare Iron by right-clicking onto the Application and selecting “Open Package Content”. You should get a Finder-window showing simply a folder “Contents”. Inside are several folders. One of them should be named “Versions”. Open that one and select the “newest” one inside. In my case that was “29.0.1600.1″. In there is a folder “Chromium Framework.framework” in which again is a folder “Internet Plug-Ins”. Thats the one we’re after!. So the path is as follows:
SRWare Iron.app > Contents > Versions > 29.0.1600.1 > Chromium Framework.framework > Internet Plug-Ins

Open the same folder of a Google Chrome-Browser (Note: The Version-Folder will be differently named, take the “newest”) and locate a Plug-In called PDF.plugin. Copy that one into the folder of your SRWare Iron, restart the application and open a PDF-file.

Thats it!

“Update” Cached User-Information from Apples OpenDirectory


There is no way of Updating Cached informations. You have to delete the cached User and recreate it.

The Story

The other day we had a problem with an OpenDirectory-User that was working on a mobile account on a laptop running MacOS 10.7. The user got a new laptop and to configure everything for the user we had to change the password to one we knew. So the password was changed in the OpenDirectory. We configured everything and the user changed his password back to a new one.

Everything fine – we thought.

Until the user went back home with his shiny new laptop, opened it up and tried to log in with the new password. the login-dialog shook and denied access. So the user was clever and tried the intermediate password we also knew. And voila – access was granted.