We are pleased to announce the launch of Power Manager 5.5. This update introduces new authentication options via client-side certificates and an improved licensing interface.
This update continues our focus on refining the Scheduler and introduces a new way to authenticate connections. We will share more about how to use the new authentication method soon.
A new licensing interface shows previously applied licence certificates and is designed to better handle renewed licences that are yet to begin.
Power Manager requires macOS 10.12 or later.
An update for the command line tool
pmctl is now available. This release includes extended support for a wide range of ARM processors.
pmctl is included within the Power Manager.app bundle on macOS and can be downloaded from the pmctl page for all other platforms.
Updating Power Manager
Regrettably the software update mechanism in v5.4.9 was broken. Please manually download and update Power Manager if you are using this version.
Power Manager will automatically check for updates every so often, so there is nothing to do. The update will automatically be offered to you during the next few weeks.
If you want to update to the latest Power Manager now, use the Check for Updates menu item in the Power Manager menu.
Changes in v5.5
- New: Added support for TLS client certificates to
- New: Added
pmctlto immediately authenticate after connecting.
- New: Added
pmctlto support TLS client certificates.
- New: New licensing interface shows known certificates.
- Change: Trimmed product name prefix from licence name.
- Bug: Reduced impact of interrupted or stuck performing events.
- Bug: Restricted writes during restore to reduce the chance of data loss in case of error.
- Bug: Fixed concatenation of licences when added separately.
- API: New
legal.certificateto list licence certificates.
- API: Added
licencestructure to better highlight future dated licences.
- API: New
legal.removeto remove existing licences.
- API: Deprecated
legal.removeinstead. The verb revoke incorrectly implied the licence would be invalidated.
- API: Increased accepted
pemparameter size from 16KiB to 64KiB for
legal.license. This allows for larger concatenated licences.
- API: Marked deprecated items as hidden in Scripting Definition (SDEF) but they remain available for existing Open Scripting Architecture (OSA) scripts.
A detailed version history of Power Manager is also available.