Apple Silicon at Stanford
Apple Silicon Macs feature a different processor from Intel-based Macs. This change in processor, or CPU, represents a change in application development that affects compatibility. Please use this page to learn more about Stanford application compatibility with Apple Silicon-based Macs. To learn more about macOS Big Sur compatibility on Intel-based Macs, please visit this page.
If you would like to help with application testing, request access to this Google Sheet.
Temporary compliance exceptions will be granted, as needed, for Apple Silicon devices until compliance systems update for compatibility.
Oracle Financials compatibility: Users will get a “Java Application not supported” error while opening any Oracle Form. Learn more about browser recommendations.
|App Name||Version||Apple Silicon Compatibility||Remarks|
|AuriStorFS and AFS at Stanford||0.204+||Compatible||Working to mount AFS volumes. Need to lower Startup Security to allow User Management of kernel extensions.|
|Box Sync||4.0.8016+||Compatible||Working through Rosetta 2.|
|Box Drive||2.20.138+||Compatible||Beta Available via Stanford Medicine TDS (650-725-8000); Need to lower Startup Security to allow User Management of kernel extensions.|
|Cardinal Key||N/A||Compatible||A compliant machine, according to MyDevices, is required for Cardinal Key to function.|
|CrashPlan||8.5+||Compatible||CrashPlan will not back up most of your files (including documents, your desktop, downloads, and many other files) unless you update your macOS privacy settings to allow Full Disk Access. Learn how to update your macOS privacy settings to allow a full backup.|
|Crowdstrike||6.12+||Compatible||Working through Rosetta 2.|
|Device Enrollment||126.96.36.199+||Compatible||Working through Rosetta 2.|
|Fetch||5.8.2+||Compatible||Version 5.8.2 brings native Apple Silicon support.|
|Google Shared Drives (Google Drive File Stream)||46+||Compatible||Need to lower Startup Security to allow User Management of kernel extensions.|
|Jabber||12.9.1+||Compatible||Working through Rosetta 2.|
|Stanford Anti-Malware (ESET)||6.7.876.0||Not Compatible||Replaced by CrowdStrike.|
|Stanford Desktop Tools||3.2.8||Not Compatible||No longer under development or supported.|
|Stanford Network Registration Tool (SNRT)||5||Not Compatible||Working through Rosetta 2.|
|Stanford Software Removal Tool||N/A||Not Compatible|
|SWDE (Stanford Whole Disk Encryption)||3.9.8+||Compatible||Working through Rosetta 2.|
|VLRE (Very Light Reporting Engine)||188.8.131.52+||Compatible||Working through Rosetta 2.|
|VMWare Fusion||12.1+||Not Compatible||Apple Silicon version in development, no ETA.|
|VPN (Cisco AnyConnect)||4.9.05042+||Compatible||Working through Rosetta 2.|
|Zoom Client for Meetings||5.4.7+||Compatible||
Version 5.4.7 brings native Apple Silicon support.