What's New in This Release

New Casper Suite Versioning Schema

This release of the Casper Suite introduces a new versioning schema that is based on the Semantic Versioning specification (semver.org). This schema will be used for all Casper Suite applications, including those distributed through the App Store.

The new versioning schema uses the following incremental numbering format:

MAJOR.MINOR.MAINTENANCE

For example, based on v9.99.0 as the current release, the next incremental version will be one of the following:

  • Major: 10.0.0

  • Minor: 9.100.0

  • Maintenance: 9.99.1

This change is being made in an effort to standardize how version numbers are assigned so that they can be incremented and compared properly. In addition, with the MAJOR.MINOR.MAINTENANCE format, a specific type of increment to a version number will clearly indicate the level of changes introduced in that version. For example, if a version number is incremented from 10.0.0 to 10.0.1, this indicates a MAINTENANCE-level release.

Before You Upgrade: If you have configured smart groups, advanced searches, or extension attributes based on Casper Suite version number criteria, you will need to update that information to reflect the new versioning schema. In addition, you may need to update API scripts or other custom logic created outside the Casper Suite.

iOS Management Capabilities

Lost Mode Enhancements

  • The following Lost Mode parameters are now available to collect information from supervised mobile devices with iOS 10.3 or later: Horizontal Accuracy, Vertical Accuracy, Altitude, Speed, Course, and Timestamp.
    When Lost Mode is enabled, this information is displayed in the Security category in the Management tab of mobile device inventory information.

  • You can now ensure Lost Mode is re-enabled after an enrollment event has completed for supervised mobile devices with iOS 10.3 or later.
    To access this feature in the JSS, navigate to the Security category in the Management tab of mobile device inventory information and select the Always enforce Lost Mode checkbox.
    Note: This option is selected by default.

  • Lost Mode parameters have been removed from the General category and now are available in the Security category in inventory information for a mobile device.

iOS Remote Command Enhancements

You can now choose to clear the passcode on a device when sending a Restart or Shut Down remote command to a mobile devices with iOS 10.3 or later. To access this feature in the JSS, navigate to Action > Send Remote Command s , and then click Shut Down Device or Restart Device to view the Clear Passcode on the device checkbox.

iOS Configuration Profile Enhancements

You can now configure Default and Data Access Point Name (APN) settings in the Cellular payload of the mobile device configuration profile for mobile devices with iOS 10.3 or later. To access this feature in the JSS, navigate to Mobile Devices > Configuration Profiles > Cellular.

Computer Management Capabilities

Added Reporting Capabilities for Apple macOS Security Features

  • You can now view the status for the following security settings:

    • System Integrity Protection (for computers with macOS 10.11 or later)

    • Gatekeeper (for computers with macOS 10.9 or later)

    To access these features in the JSS, navigate to the Security category in the Management tab of computer inventory information.

  • You can now create an advanced computer search with the following criteria:

    • System Integrity Protection

    • Gatekeeper

    To access these features in the JSS, navigate to Computers > Search Inventory, and click New to create an advanced computer search.

  • You can now create a smart group with the following criteria:

    • System Integrity Protection

    • Gatekeeper

    To access these features in the JSS, navigate to Computers > Smart Computer Groups, and click New to create a smart computer group.

Apple Education Support Enhancements

  • You can now specify a class description format. This is applied to all classes imported from Apple School Manager. The description is displayed in Apple's Classroom app.
    To access this feature in the JSS, navigate to Settings > Mobile Device Management > Apple Education Support.

  • Classes now display information from Apple School Manager.
    To access this feature in the JSS, navigate to Mobile Devices > Classes.

  • You can now integrate the JSS with more than one instance of Apple School Manager. Integrating with more than one instance allows you to choose the instance of Apple School Manager when performing a class or user import. In addition, the JSS can perform multiple instances of force syncing.
    To access this feature in the JSS, navigate to Settings > Mobile Device Management > Apple Education Support.

Network Integration Enhancements

Added support for the Cisco MDM API v2 when integrating the JSS with Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) in the Network Integration settings in the JSS.
To access network integration in the JSS, navigate to Settings > Network Organization > Network Integration.

PKI Certificates Enhancements

You can now view a list of devices/usernames associated with "Other" Certificate Authorities.
To access this feature in the JSS, navigate to Settings > Global Management > PKI Certificates . Next, go to the Certificate Authority tab, click "All" in the " Other" row in the Certificate Authority table, and click the certificate you want to view the associated configuration profile for. Details are displayed for certificates with 100 or fewer devices.

Other Enhancements

  • Packages uploaded to an Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) or Server Message Block (SMB) share can now be validated with the SHA-512 algorithm. Existing packages with an MD5 checksum are not automatically upgraded to SHA-512. To upgrade existing packages, see Calculating a Checksum in the "Managing Packages" section of the Casper Suite Administrator's Guide.

  • Package validation now occurs after the package has been downloaded. Packages will be validated if you choose "Always" or "When checksum is present" from the Package Validation pop-up menu.
    To access this feature in the JSS, navigate to Settings > Computer Management > Security.

  • The hashing algorithm has now been improved for JSS user account passwords that are stored on the JSS server.

For a complete list of deprecations, removals, bug fixes, and enhancements, see the Deprecations and Removals and the Bug Fixes and Enhancements sections.

To view a complete list of the feature requests implemented in v9.99.0, go to:

https://www.jamf.com/jamf-nation/feature-requests/versions/170/casper-suite-9-99-0

Note: New privileges associated with new features in the Casper Suite are disabled by default.

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