Understanding Managed eBooks

The Jamf Software Server (JSS) allows you to manage eBooks that are distributed to iOS devices. When an eBook is managed by the JSS, you have more control over distribution and removal of the eBook. The following table provides more detail:

 

Unmanaged eBooks
(iOS and macOS)

Managed eBooks
(iOS only)

Distribution Methods

Make available in Self Service

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Install automatically/prompt users to install

 

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Removal Options

Remove from Self Service

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Remove in-house eBooks from mobile devices

 

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Remove from computers

 

 

Remove in-house eBooks when MDM profile is removed

 

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Managed eBook Requirements

The following requirements determine whether an eBook can be managed by the JSS:

  • The device has iOS 8 or later

  • The eBook is an in-house eBook, or an eBook available in the iBooks Store that is free or paid for by the organization using Apple's Volume Purchase Program (VPP) and assigned to the user via VPP-managed distribution (For information, see User-Based VPP Assignments.)

If you try to make an eBook managed and these requirements are not met, the eBook behaves as unmanaged.

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