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in your environment is up to date on target computers, and allows you to update the software if it is currently out of date.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.
You can also manage the software updates in your environment using Title Editor, a Jamf-hosted service that extends the built-in Patch Management functionality in Jamf Pro. You can use Title Editor to create custom software titles, override existing patch definitions, and create custom patch definitions.
For related information, see the following Jamf video:
For related information, see the following sections in this guide:
You can add packages to a category.
Find out how to install a QuickAdd package using a policy.
Learn about Patch Sources and how to integrate Jamf Pro with a Patch External Source.
Patch Management Software Titles
Learn about the third-party macOS software titles in Jamf Pro that can be used for patch reporting and patch notifications.
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.
Title Editor Documentation
Learn how to integrate Title Editor with Jamf Pro.
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.