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macOS Sonoma

Product Information

macOS Sonoma was released on September 26, 2023.  Academic Technology is supporting macOS Sonoma.


There is no urgency or current need for you to upgrade to the new macOS. You do NOT need to upgrade.

As with any major macOS upgrade, we recommend you back up your data prior to upgrading. 

The macOS versions currently supported by Academic Technology / Technology Support Services are:

  • macOS Monterey (12.0)
  • macOS Ventura (13.0)
  • macOS Sonoma (14.0)

System Requirements

Apple has announced the following models will support macOS Sonoma:

  • MacBook Air (2018 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (2018 and later)
  • Mac mini (2018 and later)
  • iMac (2019 and later)
  • iMac Pro (2017)
  • Mac Pro (2019 and later)
  • Mac Studio (2022 and later)

Software Compatibility

Note -  When waking from sleep or after locking a computer using the Apple menu -> Lock Screen, typing the password to log back in does not work. It acts like the password is typed incorrectly by shaking the password box.  We've found you can do one of the following to log back in:

  1. Hard reboot. This will bring up the username and password fields and allow the user to log back in.
  2. Setup fingerprint to use Touch ID.
Software Supported

Active Directory

To be determined

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Compatible with version 2020 and 2023

Adobe Creative Cloud

Compatible with desktop app 6.0

Adobe Photoshop

Compatible with versions 24.71 and 25.0

BigFix Client

Compatible with version 10.10.

Cisco Secure Client (VPN)

Cisco Secure Client (ver 5.0.0275) is compatible with macOS Sonoma per Cisco.  Initial testing shows it is working as expected.


Examplify 3.3.2 and 3.4.2 are supported with macOS Sonoma per ExamSoft's web page.

Google Chrome

Supported but there are reports of Chrome being removed during the macOS upgrade process.

Jamf Pro and Jamf Connect

Jamf Connect needs to be updated to 2.27


Officially supported by MathWorks with version R2023b, but customers are reporting MATLAB crashes after upgrading to Sonoma.

Microsoft Office 2019 / 2021

Supported with the September 2023 update (16.77) and higher.  Big Sur (macOS 11) is no longer supported as of the September 2023 update (16.77).

Mozilla Firefox


OnGuard (ClearPass) - Required to Access SCU Resources such as MySCU Portal, Camino and Gmail.

Not yet officially supported by the vendor.  Internal testing shows it is working as expected.

Printer Logic

Internal testing shows it is working as expected.


OPSwat has indicated they have not observed any issues with Sonoma. They did not announce official support for Ventura and may not for Sonoma.


Internal testing shows it is working as expected.


Supported with version Agent 23.2 and up.  Endpoints connecting to the SentinelOne system on the Internet should automatically upgrade to at least version 23.2.


You may need to upgrade to the latest release of SPSS after upgrading to macOS Sonoma.

Zoom Web Conferencing

Supported.  Academic Technology has tested Zoom with Sonoma and it's working.


Last Updated 2/20/2024