Prior to release 22.2, Intel® Quartus® Programmer only supported loading the provisioning firmware over JTAG. A patch (0.28fw) was provided for release 22.2 which enables the Quartus Programmer to load provisioning firmware over the AVSTx8 interface using PFL-II IP.
The fix allows the user to convert the provisioning firmware into an AVST POF file using Intel® Quartus® Programmer. The user will then be able to program the generated POF file into the attached QSPI/CFI flash. Thereafter, the PFL II IP can read the image correctly from the flash and send the data to the SDM.
You can find the latest Device Manager firmware information and download the latest patch for Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition using the link below.