Product Update: System Extensions Profile, AppConfig, and More

May 26, 2020

The Kandji team is excited to introduce a new profile, the System Extensions Profile, as well as new AppConfig capabilities, four new Auto Apps, and a new Global Profile Variable for User Email. In case you missed it, last month we released Managed OS, fully enforced Auto Apps, and Shared iPad support. System Extensions Profile We’ve written a lot about the challenges and security concerns around Kernel Extensions (KEXTs) and how Apple is introducing System Extensions as a replacement. To …

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Guide for Apple IT: Shared iPad for Business

May 18, 2020

As of iPadOS 13.4, Apple has introduced a great new feature for enterprises: Shared iPad for business. Previously only available in Apple School Manager, iPadOS now supports Shared iPad using Managed Apple IDs from Apple Business Manager. Leveraging Shared iPad will make it easier for enterprises to create efficient and secure shared-device environments for their employees. In this article, we’re going to take a look at what Shared iPad is and what it means for businesses that want to take …

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Guide for Apple IT: macOS Kernel Extensions

May 14, 2020

With Apple announcing that Kernel Extensions will be deprecated at WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) 2019, we can expect a lot of changes coming to macOS. In this guide, we’re going to take a look at some of the latest developments concerning KEXTs (Kernel Extensions), KPIs (Kernel Programming Interfaces), how System Extensions are replacing them, and how macOS Catalina is phasing them out. Here’s an overview of what we’ll cover: What’s Replacing macOS Kernel Extensions? Confusion Around Catalina Dialogue Boxes What’s …

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Guide for Apple IT: Managing FileVault Recovery Keys

May 5, 2020

One of the top priorities for any company is to keep its sensitive data safe from being compromised. For businesses that run on Apple, FileVault is an essential tool that does just that. By encrypting all of the information on a Mac device’s startup disk, FileVault makes company information unreadable to unauthorized users. In this article, we’re going to talk about what FileVault is, how it can be used to secure company data, what precautions IT should take while deploying …

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Product Update: Managed OS, Fully Enforced Auto Apps, Shared iPad Support

April 24, 2020

The Kandji team is excited to announce fully built-in OS management capabilities for Mac. We are also releasing fully enforced Auto Apps versioning, support for Shared iPad, and more. In case you missed it, we also recently released Auto Apps and several new Profiles and Parameters. Managed OS With Managed OS updates for macOS, a much-anticipated release by our customers, Mac admins can now enforce operating system updates across their environment. Consistent and recent OS updates are crucial for following …

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Guide for Apple IT: Mac Patch Management

April 14, 2020

As security breaches become more sophisticated, having a swift, reliable, and automated Mac patch management solution for your company devices is a must. This is especially true if you're using a lot of custom apps (that is, apps that aren’t listed in the App Store), which can get pretty tedious to keep up to date. In this guide, we’re going to take a look at Mac patch management, exploring the biggest challenges it poses for IT and seeing what solutions …

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New Apple Business Manager Requirement: Verify Managed Apple ID Domains

April 3, 2020

Apple now requires administrators to verify any domains associated with their Apple Business Manager account. In this quick article, we’re going to talk about what this new domain verification requirement is, why verification is now required, and how you can verify domains associated with your Managed Apple IDs. What Changes with the Domain Verification Requirement? With the new domain verification requirement put in place, whenever you create a Managed Apple ID using a domain, you have to prove that the …

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