Simple User Searches

A simple user search functions like a search engine, allowing you to quickly search the users in your inventory for a general range of results.

You can base searches on any of the following attributes:

  • Username

  • Full name

  • Email address

Search Syntax

This section explains the syntax to use for the following search functions:

  • Wildcard searches

  • Including multiple search terms

  • Excluding a search term

  • Returning all users

In general, searches are not case-sensitive.

Note: The default search preference is “Exact Match”. For most items, the option can be changed to either “Starts with” or “Contains”. (For more information, see Configuring Account Preferences.)

Wildcard Searches

Asterisks (*) function as wildcard characters in simple searches. The following table explains the different ways asterisks can be used to refine a search:

Usage

Example

Use an asterisk after a search term to return all results with attributes that begin with that term.

Perform a search for “John*” to return all users with full names that begin with “John”.

Use an asterisk before a search term to return all results with attributes that end with that term.

Perform a search for “*@mycompany.com” to return all users with email addresses that end with
“@mycompany.com”.

Use an asterisk before and after a search term to return all results that include that term.

Perform a search for “*Jane*” to return all users that include “Jane”.

Use an asterisk without any other terms to return all results for the item you are searching.

Perform a search for “*” to return all users.

Including Multiple Search Terms

Use multiple search terms separated by a comma (,) to return all results that include those search terms.

For example, perform a search for “John*, *Doe” to return all users that begin with “John” and end with “Doe”.

Excluding a Search Term

Use a hyphen (-) before a search term to exclude results that include the term.

For example, perform a search for “Jane*, -*@mycompany.com” to return all users with full names that begin with “Jane” except for those with email addresses that end with “@mycompany.com”.

Returning All Users

There are two ways to return all users: use an asterisk (*) without any other characters or terms, or perform a blank search.

Performing a Simple User Search

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro

  2. Click Users at the top of the page.

  3. Click Search Users.

  4. Enter one or more search terms in the field provided.
    For information on the syntax to use to refine your search, see Search Syntax.

  5. Press the Enter key.

The list of search results is displayed.

Related Information

For related information, see the following section in this guide:

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