Updated 5 February 2024
iCloud Private Relay is a feature provided by Apple designed to enhance online privacy by ensuring that neither the source IP of users' Apple devices nor the websites they visit can be accessed by a single entity.
Due to the design of this Apple privacy technology and its interaction with DNS, certain blocking capabilities within Jamf Security Cloud were initially limited. To ensure policy effectiveness and uphold user safety, Jamf recommended disabling iCPR.
However, in the latest release, Jamf has worked closely with Apple to adopt a DNS signalling approach that enables Jamf to overcome any previous limitations and ensures seamless interoperability with Apple's iCloud Private Relay. This approach ensures comprehensive user and data protection via Jamf policies, whilst permitting iCloud Private Relay to safeguard users' online privacy on secure sites.
Delivering Jamf Security Cloud capabilities in a compatible mode with iCloud Private Relay has the following impact to how users are restricted access when attempting to visit a site that triggers a Jamf policy block:
Additionally, if notifications are enabled, the browser blocks will prompt a push notification using the Jamf Trust application providing detailed explanations for the denied access. With iCloud Private Relay enabled, users accessing safe content will seamlessly connect over Apple’s Private Relay infrastructure, preserving the privacy of their secure traffic.
For further details on the compatibility of Jamf policies with iCloud Private Relay, see the Block Pages documentation.