Jamf Pro 10.28.0 and Apple APNs changes

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As forewarned by Apple, Richard Purves and recently one of my dataJAR colleagues Richard Mallion, Apple is making a change to APNs on March 31, 2021.

As detailed within the dataJAR blog post, this change is between MDM servers and Apple and not managed devices.

Since Jamf Pro 10.23.0, there has been a toggle to enable this change to HTTP/2 for APNs communication.

However with Jamf Pro 10.28.0 release earlier this week, Jamf Pro will default to HTTP/2 and if you’re self hosting Jamf Pro this release will flip over the APNs communication to use HTTP/2.

If you’re Jamf Cloud, then this change has already been made for you.

So, this short post is just to bring attention to this change for those that need it.

And if you’d like to know more, for more info see the aforementioned blog post on the dataJAR blog.

Apple Business Manager and School Manager Terms Updates

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Apple has issued updated terms to both Apple Business Manager and School Manager.

Not much has changed here from my prior post on these and the linked post before that on the mechanisms at play here and the impact (though there are no outstanding issues this time around).

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.

DEP errors after updated software license agreements

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With the release of iOS 13 last night, new Terms and Conditions were released.

This is an annual update, however your MDM might not have responded as expected.

See below for some more details.

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