Munki Self Service Manifest Editor
This tool is designed to let an admin script easy changes to Munki’s SelfService manifest.
Let’s say your team has deployed FooSoft 8 via
optional_installs with the package name
FooSoftEight. When FooSoft 9 comes out – it’s not quite backwards compatible with everything your 8 users were using – you deploy it with the name
FooSoftNine and add it to
optional_installs. 8 is eventually no longer supported, so you need to flip your customers over to 9, but since each install automatically activates a license, you don’t want to spray it everywhere.
munki-ssm-editor replace FooSoftEight FooSoftNine will do this for you: if the Mac got 8 via self-service, it will remove 8 and add 9 to the install list, triggering Munki to install 9.
||Adds the title as though the user chose to install it in Managed Software Center|
||Remove the title from the install list|
||Remove from the install list and, if it was in the install list, add it to the uninstall list|
This tool requires
root to run so you’ll need some way to actually deploy and run it. We use a Jamf policy, but you could use a Munki
nopkg “package” as well. It’s designed to be (somewhat) idempotent, so you could have one script that just gets re-ran every week, and you add all your deprecations / bumps to it.
This was written in Swift to reduce client-side dependencies.