Below you’ll find a link to the talks video and all other JNUC 2020 videos, a link to the talks GitHub repo and, why this blog post was been delayed.
Some digging has revealed that this password prompt is shown when the softwareupdate binary is called, and only on Apple Silicon devices.
Calling the softwareupdate binary is something which we Mac Admins have done for years, and it’s likely folks have workflows in place calling the softwareupdate binary which is then triggering this prompt.
So, what’s the fix? Short term, don’t call the softwareupdate binary on Apple Silicon devices and raise this issue with Apple.
Longer term? Unsure. There is still documentation around Apple Silicon devices to be posted by Apple, and until we have documentation we can but guess.
This time, however, the email was from a more expected address (email@example.com), and the email contained no link to the terms for review beforehand.
Digging around though, the PDF may possibly be found here.
Anyway, if you are an Administrator of an Apple School Manager instance mark down a little task on December 3, 2020 to approve these new terms.
If you have an account which is an Administrator of an Apple Business Manager instance, you might receive or soon receive an email like the above.
One nice change is that this time the email contains this link, which allows you to get the new terms in a PDF for review ahead of time.
So, pass this along to your legal teams as needed and mark down a little task on December 3, 2020 to approve these new terms.
In truth, the majority of this post will be rehashing items mentioned in previous post titled: Blocking macOS Catalina with Jamf Pro.
But there are a couple of amendments, with most not being Jamf Pro specific.
In starting to write a blog post on how to block and delay the latest macOS release, I realised that the subject of delaying updates via Managed Software Updates was probably worthy of its own post.
This its that post, see below the break for details.
Apple has issued updated terms to both Apple Business Manager and School Manager.
The impact of not agreeing these terms are:
In Apple School Manager, Apple Business Manager, and the Device Enrollment Program, you can’t assign new devices to your MDM server, even if you have selected the option to automatically assign new purchases to a specific MDM server.https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT203063
However, Jamf Pro has a new alert is shown if you have an Apple School Manager integration with with Jamf Pro for Classroom data, and as such is worth noting when these new terms are released for Apple School Manager:
Lastly, it appears that accepting the new terms seems to take unto an hour to now sync through, instead of the near immediate change it has been prior.
Jamf has a wealth of documentation available for its various products, below is a little tip on how to access the most current documentation, with 99% less click bait.