Patch Reporting Software Titles

The JAMF Software Server (JSS) includes more than 30 third-party macOS software titles that can be used for patch reporting and patch notifications. These third-party software titles represent software that is not available in the App Store.

When you configure a patch reporting software title, you are able to receive a notification when a third-party macOS software title update has been released by the vendor and added to the JSS, as well as generate reports for the third-party macOS software titles in your environment which allows you to identify the software titles that need to be patched.

Different software titles have different requirements for updating them. For example, some software titles must have additional apps installed for the title to be updated. Because these requirements are in the JSS, you save time by not having to track down the required information.

The following software titles are provided in the JSS:

  • Adobe AIR

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro XI

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader XI

  • Adobe After Effects CC

  • Adobe Bridge CC

  • Adobe Core Components CC

  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC

  • Adobe Fireworks CS6

  • Adobe Flash Player

  • Adobe Illustrator CC

  • Adobe InDesign CC

  • Adobe Photoshop CC

  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC

  • Adobe Prelude CC

  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC

  • Adobe Shockwave Player

  • Google Chrome

  • Java SE Development Kit 7

  • Java SE Development Kit 8

  • Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) 7

  • Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) 8

  • McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac

  • Microsoft Excel 2016

  • Microsoft OneNote 2016

  • Microsoft Outlook 2016

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

  • Microsoft Silverlight

  • Microsoft Word 2016

  • Mozilla Firefox

  • Mozilla Firefox: Excludes Extended Support Release (ESR)
    Note: Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Firefox ESR share the same bundle ID, so the JSS interprets them as the same software title by default. An extension attribute is used to exclude ESR from the Excludes ESR version. If Firefox ESR is not used in your environment, choose the standard version (Mozilla Firefox). If your environment uses both software titles, choose the Firefox ESR Excluded version to report on only Firefox. JAMF Software does not report on the ESR version by itself.

  • Skype

  • Sophos Antivirus for Mac

Each software title includes the following information:

  • Latest version of the software, older versions of the software, and the dates the versions were released

  • Publisher, apps, fonts, and plug-ins

  • Dependencies such as additional apps that are required for a specific title to be updated

  • Whether reboot is required when updating the software

Requirements

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

  • To configure a software title that requires an extension attribute, you must use a JSS user account that has full access. A JSS user account with site access only will not be able to configure a software title that requires an extension attribute.

Configuring a Patch Reporting Software Title

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Click Patch Reporting.

  4. Click New images/download/thumbnails/12322306/New_icon.png .

  5. Choose a software title.

  6. Use the General pane to configure basic settings for the software title, including whether to receive a JSS notification or email when an updated software title is available.
    Note: This setting is applied for all users who configure their personal notification preferences. (For more information, see Patch Notifications.)

  7. If you are configuring a software title that uses an extension attribute, you must click the Extension Attributes tab and accept the terms.
    Note: You cannot configure a patch reporting software title if it uses an extension attribute that has the same name as an existing extension attribute. You must first rename the existing extension attribute so that you can save the new one.

  8. (Optional) Click the Definition tab to review information about the supported software title versions and attributes about each version.

  9. Click Save.

Related Information

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

For related information, see the following Knowledge Base article:

Software Definition Files in the JSS
Learn about the contents of a software definition file in the JSS and the process used by JAMF Software to add software title updates to the JSS.

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