There are two types of plug-ins that you can make available in Self Service: URL plug-ins and Self Service Plug-in bundles. URL plug-ins give users easy access to webpages right from the application. Self Service Plug-in bundles are custom plug-ins developed with the Self Service API.
When you make a URL plug-in available in Self Service, you can customize how the plug-in is displayed to users. This includes uploading an icon for the plug-in, and specifying whether the plug-in opens in Self Service or in a web browser.
By default, Self Service plug-ins are available on all managed computers and to all users.
Adding a Self Service Plug-in
Log in to the JSS with a web browser.
In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings .
Click Computer Management.
In the "Computer Management - Management Framework" section, click Self Service Plug-ins .
Click New .
Enter a display name and description, and choose a priority for the plug-in.
Choose "Self Service Plug-in Bundle" or "URL Plug-in" from the Plug-in Type pop-up menu.
Configure the plug-in using the options on the pane.
The plug-in is available in Self Service the next time computers check in with the JSS.
For more information on the Self Service API, download the Casper Suite SDK from:
For related information, see the following section in this guide:
Using Self Service Plug-ins
Learn how users use the plug-ins available in Self Service.
For related information, see the following Knowledge Base article:
Scope of Self Service Plug-ins
Find out how to distribute a Self Service plug-in using a policy so you can control which users have access to the plug-in.