Endpoint Services, Workspace ONE, MacOS 10.15 (Catalina) Application Notification Preferences
How to enforce Munki's Managed Software Center notifications on macOS 10.15 (Catalina) with a Workspace ONE profile.
Munki Mac Endpoint Management
Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management (UEM)
University of Illinois IT Pros leveraging Technology Services Munki Mac Endpoint Management
Catalina’s New Application Notification Preferences
Beginning with macOS 10.15, an application’s ability to create Notification Center alerts, banners, badges, sounds, etc... must be explicitly allowed by the end user. This includes Munki’s Managed Software Center, as seen in the following per-user prompt the first time Munki runs on 10.15:
The only automated way to allow Munki to notify the user is with the use of a profile installed via an MDM solution such as Workspace ONE. Installing the profile manually or via Munki will not work.
Managing Munki's Notification Preferences With Workspace ONE
In response to the new application notification behavior, the EPS team has created a custom Workspace ONE profile to enforce the following Notification Center settings for Munki's Managed Software Center:
[Note that the profile does not change the existing Munki schedule, so devices using Munki Time Window will continue to adhere to the desired schedule.]To request use of this global profile, or to request provisioning if your unit is not leveraging Workspace ONE for Mac management, please submit an Endpoint Services support request.