Has anyone else run into issues where macOS users no longer receive Notification Center notifications from Jamf patch management events? For a long time this worked fine. I'd update an app via JPS patch management, and the user would get a Notification Center notice when each new update was available and the SS dock icon would show the number of ready updates in the red badge. But here lately neither of those happen. No Notification Center notices when a new update is ready and red badge only shows on the SS dock icon when the SS app is running.
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Jamf Pro 10.8.0
Push Certs are current
Self Service settings for macOS has "Enable Self Service Notifications" checked.
I worked a ticket with Jamf support but they kind of threw up their hands and said "yep, seeing some inconsistencies with this" and assigned it a PI number (PI-005955).
Anything else I should be looking at? I mean I feel like this is pretty important since how else will my users know when they have updates to do? Yes, I could probably do a postflight script using Yo to notify but I'd really prefer the built in functionality working as advertised.
I just opened a Jamf Support Case on this ongoing problem. I was given the same "runaround/workaround" and referred to product issue PI-005955. This has now gone unresolved for two and a half years which leads me to conclude that Jamf has mistakenly relegated it to low priority which is perplexing given that patch management is a critical component and Self Service is the "customer facing" Jamf Pro app. We are running the latest 10.30.3 cloud based instance of Jamf Pro.
What's frustrating (to me) is the fact that while my users get no Notification Center notifications letting them know a new version of a given app is available, the notifications telling them they have 15 minutes before Jamf steps in and forces the update those notifications work just fine. Ultimately, I gave up on the notifications built into Self Service delivery of patches.
For a while, I used terminal-notifier but it sort of got to its end. Then DataJar came out with their Notifier - which seems like re-working terminal-notifier in Swift. It looks really nice, but I don't know Xcode well enough to recompile it with my desired branding. It can be found at https://github.com/dataJAR/Notifier
The workflow I'm using now is a policy that calls a script leveraging Jamf Helper to put up a dialog box letting the user know there are new updates in Self Service - which the user must then click "OK" to acknowledge & close the dialog. I have the policy set to run once per computer on recurring checkin. Each time I add new updates, I flush the logs on that policy so that the dialog appears again.
It's not as pretty or elegant as I'd like, but it's better than the update deadline sneaking up on people and having Jamf force-close/update their apps with only a 15 minute warning.
I did see that there are some JNUC sessions discussing IBM Notifier. I'll be interested to see how it differs from DataJar's iteration.