Jamf Protect Updates

The following Jamf Protect components and settings should be updated anytime the following occurs:

  • A new Jamf Protect agent is available

  • New built-in analytics are added

Agent Updates

You can update the Jamf Protect agent automatically with plan settings or manually by deploying new versions of the package with an MDM solution.


These workflows are for deploying subsequent updates to computers that already have Jamf Protect installed. If you are deploying Jamf Protect to computers for the first time, see Jamf Protect Deployment.

Enabling Automatic Agent Updates

Enabling automatic agent updates ensures computers are always using the most current agent and are compatible with the latest Jamf Protect features.

  1. In Jamf Protect, click Plans.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Select an existing plan and then click Edit.

    • Click Create Plan.

  3. Make sure the Enable AutoUpdate checkbox is selected, which will automatically send Jamf Protect agent updates to computers with the plan.
  4. (Optional) If creating a new plan, configure other plan settings.
  5. Click Save.

If you updated an existing plan, computers will receive the plan update the next time they check in with Jamf Protect and will receive future agent updates.

If you created a new plan, you can download it and deploy it via an MDM solution.

Manually Deploying Agent Updates

If automatic agent updates are not enabled, you must download the latest agent version from the Jamf Protect web app.

  1. In Jamf Protect, click Administrative > Account.
  2. In the Agent Download section, click the Jamf Protect PKG download link.
  3. Upload the Jamf Protect PKG to your MDM solution.

    For instructions with Jamf Pro, see Package Management in the Jamf Pro Administrator's Guide.

  4. Create a policy that deploys the Jamf Protect PKG to target computers.

    For more information about Jamf Pro policies, see Policies in the Jamf Pro Administrator's Guide.

The Jamf Protect PKG is deployed to computers the next time they check in with Jamf Pro.

Plan Updates

Most updates to a plan are automatically sent to computers the next time they check in with Jamf Protect; however, the following updates may require administrator interaction: