OS Compatibility Testing - Mac OS X 10.14 (Mojave)

This document details the results of Departmental Support's software compatibility testing with the Mac OS X 10.14 (Mojave).

Overview

All applications were tested on an OS X 10.14 build upgraded from a fresh installation of OS X 10.13 as well as a clean installation of OS X 10.14.

Recommendation

DoIT Support recommends against upgrading to new Mac OS X versions until all relevant campus security software applications have been validated as functional.



SoftwareVersionDoIT Test ResultsVendor SupportedNotes
Active DirectoryN/A/
N/A
  • Domain join and login with NetID both successful.
  • Issue: If if the machine is upgraded to 10.14 from a previous version of OSX, the AD administrative groups defined on the machine before the upgrade appear to break and will not function after the upgrade.
    • Solution: Unjoining the machine and rejoining with the correct AD administrative groups or redeploying the groups via management software (i.e. BigFix) appears to successfully fix this.
Apple Calendar App - Mapping to O36511.0 (2245)Yes
  • Added O365 calendar to Calendar successfully.
  • Calendar events, details, and invitees appear successfully.
  • Able to create new calendar events, invite attendees, check invitees' availability, add notes, etc. 
  • Events created in Calendar appear in Outlook on other machines and events update correctly when modified from another machine.
Apple Contacts App - Mapping to O36512.0 (1882)Yes
  • Added O365 contacts to Contacts successfully.
  • Searching for contacts working as expected.
Apple Mail App - Mapping to O36512.0 (3445.100.39)Yes
  • Added O365 account to Mail successfully. 
  • Send and receive Email working as expected.
BigFix (Security)9.5.9Yes (Full-support begins in version 9.5.10)
  • Installs successfully on new Mac OS instances and works as expected when upgrading from previous Mac OS version to 10.14.
  • Launches TriggerClientUI successfully.
  • Reports into BigFix console, receives deployments, and reports back to relevance inquiries successfully.

  • Issue: Client icon does not appear in the top tray on first launch, but appears on subsequent launches.

    • Solution: Restart the machine post-installation of BigFix for the icon to appear in the top tray.

Java8u181Yes
  • Installs successfully on new Mac OS instances and works as expected when upgrading from previous Mac OS version to 10.14.
  • Safari version 12 and above does not support NPAPI plugins, which includes Java.
  • Chrome version 45 and above does not support NPAPI plugins, which includes Java.
  • Firefox version 52 and above does not support NPAPI plugins, which includes Java.
Office 201616.17 (180909)Yes
  • Installs successfully on new Mac OS instances and works as expected when upgrading from previous Mac OS version to 10.14.
  • Excel, Powerpoint, and Word
    • Added O365 account to Excel, Powerpoint, and Word successfully.
    • Successfully created, edited, and opened documents in Excel, Powerpoint, and Word.
  • Outlook
    • Added O365 account to Outlook successfully.
    • Signs Emails with certificates successfully.
    • Send and receive Email working as expected.
    • Reflects Email folder and read status on account as expected.
    • Calendar events, details, and invitees appear successfully.
    • Able to create new calendar events, invite attendees, check invitees' availability, add notes, etc. 
Palo Alto GlobalProtect4.1.2-11Yes
  • Installs successfully on new Mac OS instances and works as expected when upgrading from previous Mac OS version to 10.14.
  • Connected successfully with dynamic pool.
  • Connected successfully with static IP.
PKI CertificatesN/AN/A
  • Personal certificate imported successfully. Additional information on certificate management is available here.
Secunia CSI (Security)7.5.1.3No
  • Installs successfully on new Mac OS instances and works as expected when upgrading from previous Mac OS version to 10.14.
  • Scans and reports scan results to CSI console successfully.
Spirion (Security)10.0.3No
  • Installs successfully on new Mac OS instances and works as expected when upgrading from previous Mac OS version to 10.14.
  • Scan finds matches with test files containing fake SSNs and other sensitive data.

Symantec Endpoint Protection (Security)14.2.1015.1000Yes
  • Installs successfully on new Mac OS instances and works as expected when upgrading from previous Mac OS version to 10.14.
  • Performs system scans successfully.
  • EICAR test file detected immediately and deleted upon download.






Keywords:osx os x compatibility testing mojave symantec spirion wiscVPN 10.14   Doc ID:86823
Owner:Keevan B.Group:DoIT Departmental Support
Created:2018-10-17 11:15 CSTUpdated:2018-10-17 13:46 CST
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