List Available macOS Updates
|Applies To||N-central 9.5.x|
|Last Revised||April 10, 2014|
As part of running an assessment or diagnostics on a macOS device, understanding the software updates that are available can be important information. This automation policy produces a list of currently available updates for macOS devices. By using the
softwareupdate command with the
–list argument, all available updates will be listed. Any listed updates prefixed with an asterisk (*) character are denoted as recommended updates.
This automation policy requires admin authentication to successfully install software updates. For more information on the macOS commands used in this automation policy, see https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/darwin/reference/manpages/man8/softwareupdate.8.html
When configuring the running of this automation policy in N-able N-central, the best practice is to take advantage of Asset Variables for Network Address, Device UserName, and Device Password.
MAC IP Address: <String Value> - 192.168.10.128 or use the Network Address Asset Variable
MAC User Name: <String Value> - admin
MAC Password: <Password Value> - Password!@# or use the Device Credentials Password Asset Variable
A list of all available updates for macOS devices are displayed.