OS Compatibility Testing - Mac OS X 10.15 (Catalina)

This document details the results of Departmental Support's software compatibility testing with the Mac OS X 10.15 (Catalina).

Overview

All applications were tested on an OS X 10.15 build upgraded from a fresh installation of OS X 10.14 as well as a clean installation of OS X 10.15. MacOS 10.15 officially removes support for 32-bit applications.

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

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N/A
  • Domain join and login with NetID both successful.
  • Maintains domain connection when upgrading from previous Mac OS version to 10.15.
  • Issue: If if the machine is upgraded to 10.15 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.
Adobe Creative Cloud4.8.1.435

10.12+

(No explicit 10.15 support noted)

  • Installs successfully on new Mac OS instances and works as expected when upgrading from previous Mac OS version to 10.15.
    • Adobe Creative Cloud Destkop application properly starts on login.
    • Successfully installs Adobe CC applications.
  • Vendor system requirements
Apple Calendar App - Mapping to O36511.0 (2751)

Yes

(Mac OS 10.15 fully supported)

  • 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 (2419.1)

Yes

(Mac OS 10.15 fully supported)

  • Added O365 contacts to Contacts successfully.
  • Searching for contacts working as expected.
Apple Mail App - Mapping to O36513.0 (3594.4.18)

Yes

(Mac OS 10.15 fully supported)

  • Added O365 account to Mail successfully. 
  • Send and receive Email working as expected.
Box Drive2.9.369

10.14+

(Mac OS 10.15 fully supported)

  • Installs successfully on new Mac OS instances and works as expected when upgrading from previous Mac OS version to 10.15.
    • Box folder synced successfully.
    • Shared box folders synced successfully.
    • Successfully add, edit, and remove files from Box folder.
  • Vendor system requirementspatch notes
BigFix (Security)9.5.13.130

10.8+

(No explicit 10.15 support noted)

  • Installs successfully on new Mac OS instances and works as expected when upgrading from previous Mac OS version to 10.15.
    • Launches TriggerClientUI successfully.
    • Reports into BigFix console, receives deployments, and reports back to relevance inquiries successfully.

    • Offers dashboard appears correctly and allows for the acceptance and deployment of offer content.
  • Vendor system requirements
Cisco AMP (Security)1.11.0.694

10.12-10.14

(Official 10.15 support coming in version 1.11.1)

  • Installs successfully on new Mac OS instances and works as expected when upgrading from previous Mac OS version to 10.15.
    • Correctly reports into Cisco AMP console.
    • EICAR test file detected immediately and deleted upon download.
  • Vendor compatibility notes
Cisco Jabber12.6.1 (284405)

10.14+

(No explicit 10.15 support noted)

  • Installs successfully on new Mac OS instances and works as expected when upgrading from previous Mac OS version to 10.15.
    • Searching for contacts working as expected.
    • Successfully performs calls and allows for voicemail playback.
  • Vendor patch notes
Google Drive - Backup and Sync3.43.1584.4446

10.10+

(Mac OS 10.15 fully supported)

  • Installs successfully on new Mac OS instances and works as expected when upgrading from previous Mac OS version to 10.15.
    • Issue: NetID authentication redirection brings up 'Account' screen in app when first setting up. NOTE: This issue is not exclusive to 10.15.
      • Solution: Use the 'Sign-in with browser instead' link at the bottom of the app window to authorize the app through a web browser.
    • Account drive synced (including destination of backed-up system folders) depends on user selection after NetID authentication - includes service accounts.
    • Can sync system folders, changes appear in drive.
    • Can download and cache drive-originating files in folder of user's choosing on setup (by default ~/Google Drive)
  • Vendor system requirementsdeployment notes, patch notes
Google Drive - Drive File Stream28.1

10.11+

(No explicit 10.15 support noted)

  • Installs successfully on new Mac OS instances and works as expected when upgrading from previous Mac OS version to 10.15.
    • All expected functions work within the 'My Drive' folder in the Drive... er... drive - uploading, folder creation, visible files previously created/uploaded in Drive.
    • Service account drives work as expected - account used depends on user selection after NetID authentication.
  • Vendor deployment notes, patch notes
Java8u221

10.8.3+, 10.9+

(No explicit 10.15 support noted)

  • Installs successfully on new Mac OS instances and works as expected when upgrading from previous Mac OS version to 10.15.
    • 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.
    • Launches Java Web Start based UW Java applications successfully.
  • Vendor system requirements
Microsoft Teams1.2.00.22561

10.11+

(No explicit 10.15 support noted)

  • Installs successfully on new Mac OS instances and works as expected when upgrading from previous Mac OS version to 10.15.
    • Successfully sends and receives messages to and from individuals, groups, and teams.
    • Successfully performs calls and video conferencing via the built in solutions.
    • Successfully creates new teams and modifies previous teams.
    • Searching for contacts working as expected.
  • Vendor system requirements, patch notes
Office 36516.29

10.13+

(Mac OS 10.15 fully supported)

  • Installs successfully on new Mac OS instances and works as expected when upgrading from previous Mac OS version to 10.15.
  • 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. 
  • Vendor system requirements, patch notes
Palo Alto GlobalProtect4.1.12-3

10.10-10.14

(Official 10.15 support provided in version 5.0.4+)

  • Installs successfully on new Mac OS instances and works as expected when upgrading from previous Mac OS version to 10.15.
    • Connected successfully with dynamic pool.
    • Connected successfully with static IP.
  • Vendor compatibility notespatch notes
PKI CertificatesN/A
N/A
  • Personal certificate imported successfully. Additional information on certificate management is available here.
Qualys (Security)2.3.2.59

10.10+

(Mac OS 10.15 fully supported)

  • Installs successfully on new Mac OS instances and works as expected when upgrading from previous Mac OS version to 10.15.
    • Successfully reports to Qualys management console.
    • Successfully reports system vulnerabilities back to the management console.
  • Vendor compatibility notespatch notes
ShareLinkN/A

N/A
  • 32-bit application that no longer will operate on systems running Mac OS version 10.15.
Spirion (Security)10.6.1

10.9+

(No explicit 10.15 support noted)

  • Issue: Appears to install successfully on new Mac OS instances and when upgrading from previous Mac OS versions to 10.15, however, does not.
    • Does not correctly report into Spirion console. 
    • Scan does not find matches with test files contain fake SSNs and other sensitive data.
    • On first launch, the status box will not display any UI elements and cannot be closed. The only way to close Spirion is force quitting from Activity Monitor.

  • Vendor deployment notes
Symantec Endpoint Protection (Security)14.0.3929.1200

10.10-10.13

(Official 10.15 support provided in version 14.2 RU2)

  • Issue: Fails to install on new Mac OS instances.
  • Works as expected when upgrading from previous Mac OS version to 10.15.
    • Correctly reports into SEP console.
    • Performs system scans successfully.
    • EICAR test file detected immediately and deleted upon download.
  • Vendor compatibility notes, patch notes
Webex Meetings39.2.1.5

10.10-10.14

(Official 10.15 support provided in version WBS39.7.7)

  • Installs successfully on new Mac OS instances and works as expected when upgrading from previous Mac OS version to 10.15.
    • Successfully video conferencing meeting.
    • Successfully imported pre-existing outlook meetings into Webex Meetings.
    • Unable to successfully schedule new meeting that shows up on Outlook calendar.
  • Vendor compatibility notes, system requirements
Webex Teams3.0.13588.0

10.12+

(No explicit 10.15 support noted)

  • Installs successfully on new Mac OS instances and works as expected when upgrading from previous Mac OS version to 10.15.
    • Successfully sends and receives messages to and from individuals, groups, and teams.
    • Successfully performs calls and video conferencing via the built in solutions.
    • Successfully creates new teams and modifies previous teams.
    • Searching for contacts working as expected.
  • Vendor compatibility notes