Kernel extension changes in macOS High Sierra in Zoom

The Authorization Approved Kernel Extension Loading feature has been disabled in macOS 10.13.4, and extensions that previously have been allowed to load as a result of enrolling in MDM now need to be approved to load. It is possible, however, to use MDM to specify kernel extensions that are not required to be approved in order to load. It is required that your Mac has macOS 10.13.2 or later installed on it and that you are either enrolling in MDM via DEP, or that you are enrolled in MDM via User Approved, and that your Mac is using DEP.

How to specify kernel extensions with MDM

Below is the information that you will need to approve the Zoom Rooms Application and Kernel Extension by your MDM server that is listed below.

  • Zoom Video Communications, Inc. displays its display name as Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
  • BJ4HAAB9B3 is the team identification code for this team
  • Path to the ZoomAudioDevice.kext file: /System/Library/Extensions/ZoomAudioDevice.kext

It is possible to find further details on the changes to kernel extensions in High Sierra by clicking here.