Jamf Pro 10 - What's in the new release?

November 2, 2017

Jamf Pro 10 was released on 31 October 2017- lets take a look at what is new:


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Redesign of the Jamf Pro Interface

The Jamf Pro interface has been completely restyled and contains the following enhancements:  

  • Jamf Pro Dashboard - the Jamf Pro dashboard has been redesigned to provide an easy to understand visual overview of the status of your environment.   
  • Breadcrumbs - Jamf Pro now includes breadcrumbs for easier navigation around the interface.   
  • Expert Mode Navigation - you can now collapse the sidebar navigation to navigate Jamf Pro in "expert mode".  
  • Contextual Warning and Informal Messaging - Jamf Pro now includes improved warning and information messaging throughout the interface to help you troubleshoot common issues.   
  • Keyboard Shortcuts - Jamf Pro now includes several new keyboard shortcuts.  
  • Jamf Pro Server Logs - you can now view and download the Jamf Pro Server log directly from the Jamf Pro web app. You can also use the Jamf Pro Server Logs settings to enable debug mode and statement logging. 

Patch Management Enhancements

Jamf Pro now includes patch policies for third-party macOS software titles. Patch policies rely on an automatically generated list of computers that are eligible for the software title update. 

Scope eligibility is based on the requirements for the update as well as the settings on the policy's General tab. As a result, you no longer need to create a smart computer group to remotely perform software updates on managed computers. 

You can also make software updates available in Self Service for users to run on their computers. After you have configured a patch reporting software title, you can create a patch policy to automate the distribution of software updates. 

New Jamf Self Service for macOS

The Jamf Self Service for macOS application has been completely redesigned to provide users with an intuitive interface and enhanced user experience. 

The following features and enhancements have been added to Jamf Self Service for macOS:  

  • Self Service Branding - you can now customise how Self Service displays to users by replacing the default icon, header image, and application name with custom branded elements.   
  • Self Service Notifications - you can display notifications for items and software title updates in Self Service only or in both Self Service and Notification Centre.   
  • Self Service Bookmarks - self Service URL plug-ins have been renamed to Self Service Bookmarks. You can now specify which computers display a bookmark and which users can access them. In addition, you can now customize the display name for the bookmarks category in Self Service to meet the needs of your organisation.
  • Self Service Item URLs - after making an item (other than patch policies) available in Self Service, you can now provide an item URL to your users so they can install the item or view the item description without having to search for it in Self Service.   
  • Self Service Item Display Name - you can now customise the name for the item that displays in Self Service.    
  • Self Service User Login - you can now display a Remember Me checkbox on the Self Service Login page. This allows users to save their Self Service login credentials in Keychain Access.   
  • VPP Invitation Distribution via Self Service - users can now access VPP invitations in Self Service by clicking the disclosure triangle next to their username. If a user attempts to install VPP content before accepting a VPP invitation, the invitation appears now appears in a dialog window in Self Service.  

Self Service 10.0.0 can run on macOS 10.10.x or later. Computers with macOS 10.9 or earlier must use Self Service 9.101.0 or earlier.

Jamf Pro SCEP Proxy

Jamf Pro can now proxy communication between a SCEP server and the computers and mobile devices in your environment so that devices do not need to access the SCEP server. With Jamf Pro enabled as SCEP Proxy, Jamf Pro communicates directly with the SCEP server to obtain certificates and install them directly on devices. 

You can now enable Jamf Pro as SCEP proxy for the following:  

  • Configuration profiles - enabling Jamf Pro as SCEP proxy for configuration profiles allows you to create profiles that contain a certificate that Jamf Pro obtains from the SCEP server and installs on devices. For example, you can distribute a configuration profile that contains a VPN certificate, and Jamf Pro obtains the certificate from the SCEP server and installs it directly on devices.   
  • Device enrolment - if your environment uses an external CA that supports SCEP, you can use Jamf Pro to obtain device management certificates from the SCEP server and install them on devices during enrolment. 

Important: Changing from Jamf Pro's built-in CA to an external CA requires you to re-enrol all devices with Jamf Pro.

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