Reporting on the patch level of your devices is important, which is why we extended Auto-Update to create and update Patch definitions for the titles included within Auto-Update, in October 2021.
These patch definitions are inline with the mechanisms that Auto-Update uses to define and detect a titles version.
Your Auto-Update subscription/trial or a datajar.mobi hybrid subscription now includes one of these additional Patch sources enabled for patch reporting.
If your subscription started before October 2021, please raise a new support incident requesting a Definitions instance by visiting: https://support.datajar.co.uk/hc/en-us/requests/new.
To add this patch source to your Jamf Pro instance:
- Login to Jamf and navigate to Settings ⚙ > Computer Management > Patch Management
- Click the New button.
- In the Display Name set the name to definitions.datajar.mobi.
- Check Enabled.
- In Server and Port, enter the full Definitions URL supplied by dataJAR (for example: definitions.datajar.mobi/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/v1/). No port is needed to be defined.
- Check Use SSL.
- Uncheck Validate Software Title Definitions.
- Click Save.
- Click Test
- Click Test (once more), to confirm connectivity.
If there are any issues found, please raise a new support incident by visiting: https://support.datajar.co.uk/hc/en-us/requests/new.
Adding a Patch Definition
- Login to Jamf and navigate to Settings ⚙ > Computers> Patch Management
- Click the New button.
- Click the disclosure triangle next to the definitions.datajar.mobi entry.
- Locate the title you wish to add a Patch Definition for, and click +.
- Click Edit to change the category to Auto-Update.
If the chosen Patch Definition contains an Extension Attribute, you will need to perform the below before the Patch Definition will be enabled for reporting:
- Click the Edit button.
- Click the Extension Attributes tab.
- Review the content of the Extension Attribute, and if happy proceed else please raise a new support incident by visiting: https://support.datajar.co.uk/hc/en-us/requests/new.
- Click Accept.
- Check "I have reviewed the script and accept use of this extension attribute"
- Click OK
The Patch Definition will now be enabled for reporting.
NOTE: If an Extension Attribute is updated or added to a Patch Definition, you'll see a notification in Jamf Pro that there has been a change and the above steps will need to be taken to approve this new/updated Extension Attribute.
Patch Policies are not supported with Auto-Update.
The purpose of Definitions is to leverage Patch Reporting in conjunction with Auto-Update Policies to report on a title within macOS devices managed by your Jamf Pro instance.