For anyone that prefers to make Safari updates available via Self Service, here are the standalone Safari 16.3 installer download links extracted from Apple's Software Update Server catalog...
Safari 16.3 for macOS Big Sur: http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/57/34/032-13764-A_MOC2MSOQDD/v6gxu8f0t7pbxigu3bvlc269yyxunn...
Safari 16.3 for macOS Monterey: https://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/38/31/032-14452-A_5QLICQ7S0D/2ia268vj0urmw8tvwez004ngyeg0f...
@cwcampb You can download the .pkg installer from the links in my original post, then upload them to your Jamf Pro instance for installation via a Policy payload like any other package, or you can set up a script to run on your Macs needing the update that will use curl to download the .pkg and then run the installer tool to install it. Personally I'd recommend uploading to your Jamf Pro instance.
First of all I wanted to say thank you for this post. Our SecOps team pushed out a block rule all of a sudden and I had to quickly upgrade my Safari browsers on the fly. Your provided pkgs saved me a ton of stress.
I do have a couple of questions:
Is there any major difference between these 2 PKGs? I was looking to use Jamf Patch management and dump this PKG in, but then I saw there was a specific PKG for each version of macOS.
2nd question. Do you plan to post a Safari PKG for Ventura?
Thanks in advanced <3
@Todai Apple produces different packages for Big Sur and Monterey, so I'm presuming there is a reason. That does present a problem using them as is with Jamf Patch management. I'm fortunate in that macOS Monterey is the oldest version of macOS allowed in my environment, so I don't have to deal with the macOS Big Sur installer. What you could do is create a wrapper .pkg using Composer that contained both the Monterey and Big Sur .pkgs for Safari 16.3 and drops them in/var/tmp and uses a postinstall script to determine which package to install. You could then use the wrapper .pkg as the Safari 16.3 package for Patch Management.
Unlike for Big Sur and Monterey, Safari updates for Ventura are only available as part of the Ventura updates, and there won't be a standalone installer for it (maybe when macOS 14 comes out Apple will start releasing standalone updates for Safari on macOS 13, but not until then).