Apple Configurator 2 update brings support for restoring 2019 Mac Pro firmware, VPN improvements, more

Apple Configurator 2 is a tool created by Apple to simplify the setup and deployment of multiple iOS devices in businesses and schools. The app was today updated to version 2.12, which brought support for restoring the 2019 Mac Pro firmware, in addition to new features for VPN networks and more.

Author Ad Placeholder
Will only appear on redesign env.

Since the introduction of Apple’s T2 security chip in the 2017 iMac Pro, the latest Mac computers may need to have the firmware restored through another Mac using Apple Configurator 2 on some occasions. Version 2.12 of the app allows users to restore the firmware of the new Mac Pro, released in 2019. This requires you to connect the Mac Pro to another Mac using a Thunderbolt 3 cable.

The latest update to Apple Configurator allows users to setup devices to access websites with the TLS 1.0 and 1.1 protocols. There are also improvements for using VPN networks, such as an option to send all traffic through the VPN connection, along with an option to delete all saved local networks.

You can read the full release notes below:

  • Added support for restoring firmware on the 2019 Mac Pro.
  • Allow access to websites using TLS 1.0 and 1.1
  • VPN: Configure Provider Designated Requirement for Custom SSL connection type
  • VPN: Configure network options for Cisco, Juniper, Pulse, F5, SonicWall, Aruba, CheckPoint, and Custom SSL connection types
  • Send all traffic through VPN
  • Exclude local networks

Apple Configurator 2 is available for free on the Mac App Store. It requires a Mac computer running macOS Mojave 10.14.6 or later. You can read more about restoring a Mac with the T2 security chip here.

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Dock Wave USB C Qi charger
You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel



Avatar for Filipe Espósito Filipe Espósito

Filipe Espósito is a Brazilian tech Journalist who started covering Apple news on iHelp BR with some exclusive scoops — including the reveal of the new Apple Watch Series 5 models in titanium and ceramic. He joined 9to5Mac to share even more tech news around the world.