App Installers in the Jamf App Catalog
Announced at JNUC 2021, App Installers – part of the Jamf App Catalog – offers a streamlined way to deploy third-party applications and automatically keep them up-to-date. This new, powerful workflow provides a streamlined install and update mechanism for apps, delivering an App Store-like experience, but for all of the apps that organizations need from outside of the Mac App Store.
What does this mean? IT admins can now enjoy the benefits of automatically sourced, hosted, validated, updated and deployed third-party apps to designated Macs and users with a few simple clicks. It’s precious time savings for admins and a flawless experience for users with the most up-to-date applications. That’s app management simplified.
App Installers are supported for Jamf Pro Cloud customers only. To learn more details about App Installers, please visit App Installer documentation or check out our Getting to Know App Installers blog.
Single Sign-On for Account-Driven User Enrollment
At WWDC 2021, Apple announced a new method for iOS and iPadOS BYOD programs that streamline the user enrollment onboarding process and focuses on providing corporate access to BYO users, while maintaining user privacy on their personal device. In this new workflow, when a user enrolls their personal device, they no longer need to find their organization's enrollment URL to start the process. Instead, they use a method that is consumer-simple and familiar to how other accounts are added within the Settings app on the device.
With Jamf Pro 10.37, IT Admins can now enable single sign-on for Account-Driven User Enrollment. When this feature is enabled, users enter their identity provider account credentials on the Account-Driven User Enrollment page to start the enrollment process.
Here is the workflow for this feature in Jamf Pro: Go to Settings ⇨ System Settings ⇨ Enable Single Sign-On Authentication ⇨ Enable Single Sign-On for User-Initiated Enrollment.
Azure AD Migration from LDAP services
The Azure AD Cloud Identity migration helps you move away from an on-premise Active Directory to the cloud using Azure AD. Azure AD can replace Active Directory LDAP services in Microsoft environments or synchronize Active Directory data with Azure AD. Azure AD allows on-premise components to continue to use LDAP services, while cloud applications can use the same data from Azure.
Managed Software Updates via API
Jamf Pro 10.37 also includes an enhancement to the macOS Managed Software Updates endpoint within the Jamf Pro API, with a new “Available Updates" endpoint that can perform a direct query from Jamf Pro to a software update feed Apple maintains for MDM vendors. This workflow is great for organizations that are leveraging the Jamf Pro API to trigger macOS software updates, and also for those who want to install a specific, non-latest macOS version.
Show Status for Google BeyondCorp
You can now see the status of Google BeyondCorp connection in Jamf Pro. With a view into whether Jamf Pro and Google BeyondCorp have an active connection or not, and if they are communicating properly, admins can ensure that each device's compliance status remains accurate.
Interested in learning more about Jamf Pro 10.37?
Check out the Release Notes.
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