User Assignments

Jamf Pro allows you to assign Jamf Pro user accounts or LDAP users to computers and mobile devices. Assigning a user to a device in Jamf Pro creates a user assignment that can be added as target users to the scope of remote management tasks. For example, if you assign the user "samantha.johnson" to a device, you can then add that user to the scope of a configuration profile. All devices assigned to "samantha.johnson" install the profile. Assigning a user to a device also allows the user to receive email or SMS messages on the device to which they are assigned.

There are two ways to assign a user to a computer or mobile device:

  • Manually (Requires the device to be enrolled with Jamf Pro)

  • During user-initiated enrollment

In addition, Jamf Pro allows you to remove user assignments.

This section explains how to manually assign a user to a device, and how to remove a user assignment.

Requirements

To assign a user to a mobile device, you need a Jamf Pro user account with the "Assign Users to Mobile Devices" privilege.

To assign an LDAP user to a device, you must have an LDAP server set up in Jamf Pro. For more information, see Integrating with LDAP Directory Services.

Manually Assigning a User to a Computer or Mobile Device

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Computers or Devices at the top of the page.

  3. Perform a simple or advanced search.
    For more information on computer searches, see Simple Computer Searches or Advanced Computer Searches.
    For more information on mobile device searches, see Simple Mobile Device Searches or Advanced Mobile Device Searches.

  4. Click the computer or mobile device you want to assign a user to.

  5. Select the User and Location category and click Edit.

  6. Do one of the following:

    • To assign an existing user, enter the user’s partial or full username in the Username field and click the Search images/download/thumbnails/22349954/Icon_Search.png button. Click Choose across from the user you want to assign, and then click Save.
      The Full Name, Email Address, Phone Number, and Position fields are populated automatically.

    • To assign and create a new user, enter information about the user and click Save.

Removing a User Assignment from a Computer or Mobile Device

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Computers or Devices at the top of the page.

  3. Perform a simple or advanced search.
    For more information on computer searches, see Simple Computer Searches or Advanced Computer Searches.
    For more information on mobile device searches, see Simple Mobile Device Searches or Advanced Mobile Device Searches.

  4. Click the computer or mobile device you want to remove a user assignment from.

  5. Select the User and Location category and click Edit.

  6. Remove the username from the Username field and click Save.
    The information in the Full Name, Email Address, Phone Number, and Position fields is removed automatically.

Related Information

For related information, see the following Knowledge Base article:

Migrating Users
If you have upgraded from Jamf Pro 9.2x or earlier and have not migrated users in Jamf Pro, you must complete the migration process to create user inventory from existing user information in computer and mobile device inventory.

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