Patch Notifications

Patch notifications provide an easy method for being informed of a third-party macOS software title update that has been released by the vendor and added to Jamf Pro. Each Jamf Pro user can choose to be notified of available software title updates via email or a Jamf Pro notification, or both. The Jamf Pro notification option displays a pop-up dialog to the user in Jamf Pro when a new software title update is available.

Requirements

To configure third-party macOS software titles and enable them to automatically update, the Jamf Pro server must have outbound access to port 443 to access the patch server and the software title definitions which are hosted on Amazon CloudFront.

To enable email notifications, you need:

Configuring Patch Notifications

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. At the top of the page, click the account settings images/download/thumbnails/16441745/icon_account_settings.png icon and then click Notifications.

  3. For the "An updated patch reporting software title is available" option, select the checkbox for Email, Jamf Pro, or both.

  4. Click Save.

Notifications will be sent or displayed to the Jamf Pro user when an update is available for a third-party macOS software title if corresponding notification settings have been enabled for the individual software title. (For information on configuring notifications for a specific software title, see Patch Management Software Titles.)

Related Information

For related information, see the following sections in this guide:

  • About Patch Management
    Learn about patch management for Apple Updates and for third-party updates.

  • Patch Reporting
    Learn how to create a patch report for a macOS software title.

  • Patch Policies
    Learn how to create a patch policy to automate the distribution of a third-party macOS software update.

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