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 the Jamf Software Server (JSS). Each JSS user can choose to be notified of available software title updates via email or a JSS Web notification, or both. The JSS Web notification option displays a pop-up dialog to the user in the JSS when a new software title update is available.


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 enable email notifications, you need:

Configuring Patch Notifications

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

  2. At the top of the page, click the disclosure triangle next to your username and then click

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

  4. Click Save.

Notifications will be sent or displayed to the JSS 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 Reporting Software Titles.)

Related Information

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

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