Adobe Admin Console Packages – 2.0


In June 2023, Adobe announced on that flat packages were available via the Adobe Admin Console. However, at the time these were limited to templates which would include one or more titles chosen by Adobe. Prior to this all macOS packages created by the Adobe Admin Console were bundle packages.

Fast forward to April 2024, and Adobe announced that the Adobe Admin Console now defaults to creating flat packages for macOS and the content of these packages are defined by the admin within the Adobe Admin Console.

Why does this matter? Well, bundle packages were deprecated in macOS 14.4 and if you’re testing macOS Sequoia (and you really should be), you’ll find that bundle packages are no longer supported.

A new version of our Adobe Admin Console Packages recipes and processor have been released, which add flat package support, moves the uninstall step to a script and if you import a bundle package it will set the maximum OS to 14.99. For full details, please see the readme.

If you want to know more about our Adobe Admin Console Packages recipes, please see the prior post here.

jamJAR – 1.5

EDIT: 1.5.1 released, removing the option to not post notifications for items with a category due to the category not always being written to the ManagedInstallReport.plist when installed. A PR to Munki will be needed to resolve, then this can be re-added.

Tonight brings an update to jamJAR. This update adds an option to not post notifications for items with a category & also adds support for the forthcoming dataJAR (to post banner & alert notifications as needed).

This is the last Python 2 release of jamJAR, the next release will utilise Munki’s shipping Python 3 & will also officially support Apple updates via Munki & the new workflows introduced Munki 5.

jamf + AutoPKG + Munki


Last night I spoke about jamJAR at the April 2017 University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting.

This talk goes a little more into the “why” we went the jamJAR & some in-use examples.

Below is a link for the video as well as a link for the meeting.

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Munki and Patch – A Comparison


Earlier this year, James Ridsdale & myself presented at a talk called “Munki and Patch – A Comparison”.

Below are links from the talk.

The talk itself contained some details on Jamfs forthcoming Patch & our solution leveraging open source tools with Jamf for “patch management”, jamJAR.

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Google Chrome 50 OS Requirement Changes


Earlier today, Google Chrome 50 was released. With this release, there are some changes to the platforms that Google Chrome is supported on.

Below is some detail on this, & how it could affect you.

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