What's new for enterprise in macOS Big Sur

Learn about the enterprise content that Apple has released for macOS Big Sur.

macOS updates improve the stability, performance, or compatibility of your device and are recommended for all users. Device administrators can manage software updates using an MDM solution. 

For information about general improvements, learn about updates to macOS Big Sur.

macOS Big Sur 11.1

  • You can now install macOS on a Mac with Apple silicon while logged in with a mobile account.
  • Addresses an issue where the PIN would not be accepted when attempting to authenticate with a smart card.
  • The softwareupdate --fetch-full-installer command now downloads the latest macOS installer as expected.

macOS Big Sur 11

  • Provides MDM support for allowing standard users to complete the installation of legacy kernel extensions by restarting their Mac from within System Preferences > Security & Privacy without having to provide administrator credentials.
  • Supports the RebuildKernelCache and KextPaths keys in the RestartDevice MDM command dictionary.
  • Provides MDM support for allowing standard users to permit Screen Recording or Input Monitoring in the Privacy pane of Security & Privacy preferences.
  • Apple Push Notification service (APNs) traffic will correctly fall back to using a proxy if a direct connection is blocked by a firewall which doesn't send a TCP reset to clients.
  • Hyperlinks in PDFs containing percent-encoded characters now open properly.
  • Fixes an issue where attempting to change a password using the Kerberos SSO Extension would fail with an error message saying "Password Change Failed. Configuration file does not specify default realm".
  • Addresses an issue where after allowing a user to unlock a FileVault-protected startup volume, the user would not always appear in the list of users in the login window.
  • Resolves an issue where in certain cases, the Relocated Items folder could not be deleted.
  • Addresses an issue where "Password requirements" in System Preferences didn't show when a password had met the requirements when multiple local policies were used.
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