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macOS Login Window and Password Management Upgrade – Jamf Connect

Posted in: Desktop Software

The Division of Information Technology is in the process of updating all eligible and managed Apple computers to use Jamf Connect across campus. (Jamf Connect requires macOS Mojave 10.14 or later.) For machines that are not eligible due to the age of the computer or macOS installed, no changes will be made until the machine is replaced via our Computer LifeCycle Program or upgrades through Software Center. Details about the process are listed below.

Please Note: This upgrade will be distributed via a software update so there is no need for an IT technician to visit your office. This update will be distributed to your machine whether you are on campus or remotely. On the scheduled date, the update will run in the background.

What Do I Need to Know?

  • This will be an unattended installation that will run in the background and will require you to enter your email and password once it is completed.
  • The update can be done whether you are on campus or remotely, as long as your machine is turned on and connected to the network (either the campus network or your home Internet service.)
  • We will be scheduling upgrades by department so you should check our Deployment Schedule to confirm your date (schedule is subject to change)
  • Jamf Connect will be a standard moving forward on any newly imaged Apple computer.

About Jamf Connect

Jamf Connect creates a better sync process between your NetID and your computer, eliminating keychain and log-in issues when you change your password.

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