KACE Cloud MDM - Q3CY20 Update 1 Release

KACE Cloud Mobile Device Manager

We are excited to announce our most recent update to KACE Cloud Mobile Device Manager!

What’s New

In our July release, we've added the ability to set up SAML-based SSO using Okta as an identity provider. We’re also introducing a new section and a redesigned section in the devices workflow: The new Summary Tab and redesigned Labels Tab.

In addition, we now offer bootstrap token storage for manually enrolled macOS devices (10.16, 11.0); the ability to select and schedule OS Updates; and a new capability for certain identity and encryption certificates. There are also new restriction settings available when working with DEP Profiles, iOS 14.0, and macOS 11.0 devices.


SAML-based SSO using Okta

KACE Cloud MDM subscribers can now use Okta when setting up single sign-on (SSO). Configuring SSO to use Okta lets users sign in to KACE Cloud MDM using their managed Okta accounts.
Learn more about SAML-based SSO using Okta.

Usability Enhancements

New Devices Summary Tab

The new Summary tab is a one-stop overview of the key functional details on single or multiple devices. Functions include: Enrollment and compliance status, company details, user details, label association, notes, auto-enrollment status, and key security details.

Redesigned Labels tab

Our existing labels tab in the devices workflow has been redesigned with a simplified, scannable layout that brings more information up front.


Schedule OS Update

The schedule OS Update function lets an admin select and schedule the OS update version for single or multiple devices. Starting with macOS 11.0, admins will also be able to push OS updates to manually enrolled macOS devices in addition to DEP enrolled devices.
Learn more about Device Functionality.

Bootstrap Tokens for Manually Enrolled Devices

When a manually enrolled macOS (10.16, 11.0) or iOS device is upgraded, it will now store a bootstrap token in KACE Cloud MDM. This will enable users to use their Active Directory credentials to log in to a FileVault-encrypted device.
New Restriction Settings
  • iOS 14.0+ Devices - Admins can now choose whether or not to allow App Clips on a device.
  • macOS 11.0 Devices - Admins now have the option to enable an 'Automatically advance Setup Assistant screens' restriction that was previously only available for tvOS.
  • DEP Profiles - Admins now have the ability to enable/disable specific skip screens for end users during the DEP enrollment process.


Certificates used for identity and encryption that are in the PKCS12 format—files with .pfx or .p12 extensions, can now be uploaded and deployed directly to devices or as associated with certain VPN or Exchange Account configurations.

For more information, please visit the KACE Cloud MDM Help Center, where you can also find the full set of Release Notes.

Be sure to check out the KACE Cloud MDM Product Support page to find knowledge base articles, notifications, video tutorials, and a product user forum.


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