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reliable update of Single App Mode application

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We have an application that runs in "kiosk" mode: unattended, under MDM, and in Single App Mode.

To update the application with a newer version, we are forced to:

  1. 1, remove single app mode from mdm
  2. 2. exit the application (we have a way of doing that remotely)
  3. 3. use mdm to push a new version of the app
  4. 4. reapply the SAM profile from MDM

as a result the newly updated app starts up.

However, at times an IOS update is pending and when the SAM profile is removed, a dialog pops up asking whether to update the IOS version. This then backgrounds the application making it impossible to exit in step 2, and continue the process until someone manually intevenes.

Has anyone found a way to do this without falling afoul of this scenario?
Some have suggested blocking the updates with a proxy server. Anyone tried this? Does the proxy server have to be installed continuously or just when SAM mode is turned off?

Thanks.

Updated version of the Apple ID-creating Script

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I have updated the script to work with versions 11.2.2 and 11.3

You can find the updated version here: https://github.com/brandonusher/Apple-ID-AppleScript

I have tested the creation process with the updated version while creating ~3,000 IDs and I only ran into one issue I couldn't fix, which is as follows:

  • Sometimes AppleScript won't be able to find the iTunes window, so it breaks. To fix this, just edit the spreadsheet to remove the IDs it has already created and run the script again.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask and I can try to help you out Smile

iOS 7.0.4 fixes FaceTime, enforces App Store authorization

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Apple recently released iOS 7.0.4, which provides:

  • Bug fixes and improvements, including a fix for an issue that causes FaceTime calls to fail for some users.

There's also a security fix, which is:

Impact: App and In-App purchases may be completed with insufficient authorization

Description: A signed-in user may be able to complete a transaction without providing a password when prompted. This issue was addressed by additional enforcement of purchase authorization.

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