With Apples changes to how Softwareupdate works on Apple Silicon, how are you guys handling patch management and reporting?

Honored Contributor II

Since softwareupdate now requires a secure token regardless of how it is used on Apple Silicon the user can elect to simply not install updates. This makes softwareupdate pretty much useless for forcing users to update their Macs.

The other options I have seen dont seem to be much better. Automatic updates seems a bit unintuitive, and from what I am reading “schedule an update” is not yet fully supported in JAMF. How are you guys doing things in relation to macOS updates?


Contributor III


This technical paper march 2021 may be of help. I'm still getting to grips with M1 devices myself.