For anyone who wants to put the Safari 15.4 updates for Catalina or Big Sur into Self Service:
@arfan_ali Those URLs are the ones that Software Update uses to download the installers, and @hjuutilainen 's SUS Inspector 2.0 beta 1 (downloadable from https://github.com/hjuutilainen/sus-inspector/releases ) is the tool I use to find them. Note that SUS Inspector won't run on Monterey 12.3 as it requires the Apple installed Python, @hjuutilainen would need to comment on if they plan to release a new version with a self-contained copy of Python to run on 12.3 and later.
@mhasman I'm in the process of moving all of my environment to macOS Monterey, so I'm no longer digging up the standalone Safari installers, but you can get that info from SUS Inspector 2.1 (Note that if you're running it on a Mac running macOS Monterey 12.3 or newer you'll need to install Python to run it, and there are links to suitable Python installers on the linked page)
@mhasman Do I take it you've finally removed all of your Catalina systems? :-)
Here's the Big Sur 15.6.1 download link: http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/40/13/012-57330-A_1K7PZCZBI6/gyg7z5d7ay46omy3w3t5vytz97ji03...
Hello I am relatively new to Mac administration. I come from a Windows background. I am trying to push the Safari 15.6.1 security update release Aug 18 2022. What would be the most efficient way? I've already downloaded SUS inspector and downloaded the pkg. Would it be through a configuration profile? What would be the application settings? Jamf, external, upload? Thank you in advance.
@fireant A Configuration Profile isn't what you'd want to deploy an application. To deploy the Safari 15.6.1 .pkg you'd need to uploaded it to your Jamf Pro Distribution Point (be that a local DP of a Jamf Cloud DP). Then you'd create a Policy to deploy the .pkg to Macs using a Smart Group to target machines that aren't current, or if you're a Jamf Cloud customer you could use a watch Management configuration for Apple Safari and create a Patch Policy for 15.61 to push that .pkg to Macs not yet at that version.
Thank you @sdagley So a policy would be the best practice to update Safari. If I also wanted to update existing Monterey machines to the new security patch 12.5.1 released by Apple on Aug 17th would a policy also be best practice? Thank you so very much for your prompt and thorough response!
@fireant Sadly enforcing updates on macOS Monterey is currently much more complex than it should be. The most recent Jamf Nation discussion going into detail on that is (despite the title the techniques presented apply to Intel Macs as well) : https://community.jamf.com/t5/jamf-pro/programmatic-macos-updates-for-apple-silicon/m-p/229141/highl...