About Patch Management

You can manage the software updates in your environment using the built-in functionality in Jamf Pro. Managing software updates allows you to ensure that the software in your environment is up to date on target computers, and allows you to update the software if it is currently out of date.

You can manage both third-party macOS software updates and Apple Updates using the following methods available in Jamf Pro:

  • Patch Management—You can use the Patch Management workflow and other technologies available with Jamf Pro to manage the third-party macOS software updates in your environment. This method offers the capabilities to view the software currently installed on the computers in your environment, to notify when new software is available, and to distribute the new software to target computers.

  • Software Update—You can use Jamf Pro for Apple Updates by running Software Update on computers. This method allows you to install all updates available from Apple.

Related Information

For related information, see the following Jamf Knowledge Base video:

Patch Reporting & Patch Policies in Jamf Pro

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

For related information, see the following:

  • Composer User Guide
    Learn how to use the Composer application to build packages of software, applications, preference files, or documents.

  • NetBoot/SUS Appliance
    Find out how to host an internal software update server on Linux.

For related information, see the following technical paper:

Deploying macOS Upgrades and Updates with Jamf Pro
Get step-by-step instructions for deploying upgrades and updates for macOS 10.13.4 and later.

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