Detect Java Version on MacOS

Dear all,

Does anybody know a way to detect Java installation and version on MacOS using KACE?
I would like to detect if Java is installed and remove it from the device where it's installed.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted by: JasonEgg 1 month ago
Red Belt

We use this custom inventory rule to get the Java version:

PlistValueReturn(/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Info.plist, CFBundleVersion, TEXT)

Posted by: TheITNooB 1 month ago
Orange Belt


The last section will show you how to get the version via terminal and can utilize in a Custom Inventory Rule. JasonEgg shared a great way on finding the Java JRE version (Also found in System Preferences - Java Control panel) via the Info.plist file, I might have to use that as well!

If you want to see the Java JDK version installed you can setup a Custom Inventory Rule with the following command:

ShellCommandTextReturn(java -version 2>&1 >/dev/null | grep 'java version' | awk '{print $3}' | tr -d \")

Using those 2 Custom Inventory Rules you can see in my screenshot this mac has

Java JDK version 16

Java JRE 8.221


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