Apple Business Manager Terms Update – December 3, 2020

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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.

This email does seem legit, (despite coming from “noreply@me.com” where previous came from “no-reply@apple.com”), and I expect the process if not agreed to be the same as six months ago.

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.

Apple Business Manager Terms Update

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As forewarned in the above email sent to Apple Business Manager administrator accounts on June 2nd, Apple has started to roll out the updated the Terms for Apple Business Manager.

An Administrator account will be prompted to agree these updated Terms when next logging into Apple Business Manager, & until then your MDM will not sync any devices purchased after the Terms were updated.

If you have Jamf Pro, you’ll need to look for the below in you logs this time:

[ntInstanceSyncCommService] - DeviceEnrollmentProgramException[responseCode=403, responseBody='T_C_NOT_SIGNED', message='An error occurred during oauth token refresh']

The above log message has also been added to dataJAR’s JAMFSoftwareServer.log Messages repo, & we’re scraping Jamf Pro logs to alert customers.

But you should also receive a notification too:

For more details on these Terms updates & your MDM, please see my previous post on this.