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MacOS Updating via JAMF

This might be a long shot, but I would love it if I could automate our Mac systems third-party app patching with a similar experience to how our Windows systems are patched with PMPC. I noticed you are going to start researching Intune API integration in the future (https://ideas.patchmypc.com/ideas/PATCHMYPC-I-175), so I was wondering if that might be a opportune time to also research integration with JAMF APIs for patching MacOS devices?

  • Casey O'Rourke
  • Jul 1 2019
  • NO GO :(
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  • Sachin Parmar commented
    29 May, 2020 11:35pm

    For anyone that's reading this thread, look into Munki and AutoPkgr, it takes time setting it up but once you've got it working, like PMPC leave it running and patching automatically...https://sachinparmarblog.com/automated-managed-mac-estate-munki-part-2/

  • Casey O'Rourke commented
    27 May, 2020 11:48pm

    This is obviously still a 'No Go', however I did want to update this with some more information I've found for those that might find this later:

    1. After talking with the vendor extensively, Parallels Mac Management is absolutely, unequivocally, not at all offering what PMPC does on the Windows side. Literally not even remotely the same product.

      Parallels MM is a management service like SCCM or Jamf Pro. Frankly, all it really offers is worse versions of what Jamf Pro can do but at the convenience of doing it from the SCCM Console. That's it.

    2. Second, for those wanting at close to what PMPC offers for the Mac environment, Kinobi is about the best you can get. It's not even close to PMPC, to be completely honest, but it at least allows you to automate a lot of the back end packaging and publishing of MacOS apps to push out via Jamf Pro. Just to set some expectations.

    (Note to Justin: Y'all have us Windows/SCCM folk spoiled. Not even lying. )

  • Guest commented
    16 Sep, 2019 06:38pm

    Casey, You could look at Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM. 

    It's a bolt-on product that gives you a better Mac SCCM client, allows you to enforce compliance items (anything you can shell script, you can basically deploy like a GPO to Macs), gives clients a Software Center and allows App Deployment model and package deployment model deployments, as well as adds Mac imaging, FileVault key management, and finally an Updates catalog for OSX that automatically syncs updates into ConfigMgr for deployment.  Highly recommend taking a look at this.

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    Justin Chalfant commented
    6 Aug, 2019 01:41am

    Thanks for the request, I want to be upfront about this one from our engineering efforts and roadmap strategy and let you know we don't have any intentions on supporting macOS third-party patching. We are trying to build a solution that's very transparent and works with existing SCCM capabilities, and this wouldn't be possible in that model.

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