Tools for the community to get started with the new External Patch Sources features in 10.2

BrysonTyrrell
Contributor II

Hello Nation. I have a couple of resources for everyone looking at Jamf Pro 10.2 and the new External Patch Source feature that will allow you to create your own patch definitions for internal apps, or apps that Jamf doesn’t provide patch definitions for:

https://github.com/brysontyrrell/Patch-Starter-Script
Create a basic (starter) patch definition for an application on your Mac. Cuts down on the time needed to write definitions.

https://github.com/brysontyrrell/PatchServer
Host and managed your patch definitions and allow them to be subscribed to in Jamf Pro.

Here's the Jamf Marketplace listing: https://marketplace.jamf.com/details/patch-server-for-jamf-pro/

You can check out the documentation here: http://patchserver.readthedocs.io/

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cgiordano
Contributor

Just stumbled across this post and I'm hoping to get further clarification, this is just a way for us to make integrate additional data for use with patch reporting and patch definitions but this isn't something that actually provides the source for the updates so that we don't have to upload a new package every time a new version comes out, right?

Thanks!
Chris

Stevie
Contributor

I have setup the Kinobi patch server and current have 62 software titles setup. I also use the patch process to remove unwanted software from clients. Whenever someone installs software which matches the application bundle ID I have a policy which uninstall the software. It also helps to spot software which has been installed and renamed to look like another software program.

Within the server which I setup and track some software using EA's such as home-brew, Microsoft Teams, DisplayLink and Docker.

My current list of software titles are:
Alfred 3
Android Studio
AppCleaner
Atom
AutoCasperNBI
AutoDMG
Beyond Compare
Blender
Brackets
Charles Proxy
Commander One
Company Portal
CraftManager
DBeaver
DisplayLink Version
Docker
Double Commander
Enpass
Evernote
f.lux
FileZilla
Framer
GIMP
GitHub Desktop
Google Web Designer
GrandPerspective
HandBrake
home-brew
IntelliJ IDEA
IntelliJ IDEA CE
iTerm
Karabiner
MacVim
Mattermost
Microsoft Remote Desktop
Microsoft Teams
Monolingual
NoMad
Opera
Postman
PyCharm
PyCharm CE

Sketch
Skype
Slack
SmartSVN
SourceTree
Steam
Sublime Text
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Reader
VirtualBox
Visual Studio Code
VLC media player
WebStorm
WhatsApp
Wireshark
Zscaler

Currently there isn't a way of sharing the these titles on the forum, maybe someone at Jamf can post them if I sent them in.

astiephi
New Contributor II
New Contributor II

Hi all, has anyone shared a public patch server ?

liftengine
New Contributor

bump

baminwm
New Contributor

Hi all, has anyone shared a public patch server ?

Those applications will be amazing if there is a public patch server

johnsz_tu
New Contributor III

@baminwm @astiephi

https://beta2.communitypatch.com/

be advised, communitypatch is no longer registering new people, and will be shutting down RSN.