User-Initiated Enrollment for Computers

You can allow users to enroll their own computers by having them log in to an enrollment portal where they follow the onscreen instructions to download and install a QuickAdd package.

To direct users to the enrollment portal, you need to provide them with the enrollment URL. The enrollment URL is the full URL for the Jamf Software Server (JSS) followed by “/enroll”. For example:

https://jss.mycompany.com:8443/enroll

You can provide the enrollment URL to users by doing the following:

  • Provide the URL in the way that best fits your environment
    Simply provide the URL to users in the way that best meets your needs. You can add a computer to a site when using this method.

  • Send an enrollment invitation to users via email
    This allows you to create an email invitation in the JSS and send it to one or more users. It gives you more control over user access to the enrollment portal by allowing you do the following:

    • Set an expiration date for the invitation

    • Require users to log in to the portal

    • Allow multiple uses of the invitation

    • Add the computer to a site during enrollment

    • View the status of the invitation

Users can log in to the enrollment portal using an LDAP directory account or a JSS user account. When a user logs in with an LDAP directory account, user and location information is submitted to the JSS during enrollment. When a user logs in with a JSS user account, it allows an LDAP user to be assigned to the computer.

Requirements

To allow computers to be enrolled with user-initiated enrollment, you need:

To send a computer enrollment invitation, you need an SMTP server set up in the JSS. (For more information, see Integrating with an SMTP Server.)

For users to log in to the enrollment portal with an LDAP directory account, you need an LDAP server set up in the JSS. (For more information, see Integrating with LDAP Directory Services.)

Sending a Computer Enrollment Invitation

You can send an email invitation that contains the enrollment URL from the JSS. Users click the enrollment URL in the email message to access the enrollment portal.

Before you configure the invitation, make sure you have the email addresses of the users you want to send the invitation to.

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Click Enrollment Invitations.

  4. Click New images/download/thumbnails/16428710/New_icon.png .

  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to send the enrollment invitation.

An enrollment invitation is immediately sent to the email addresses you specified.

You can view the status of the enrollment invitation in the list of invitations.

Viewing Computer Enrollment Invitation Usage

You can view a list of computers that were enrolled with a single enrollment invitation.

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Click Enrollment Invitations.

  4. Click the enrollment invitation you want to view usage for.

  5. Click View Enrolled Computers.
    A list of computers enrolled with the invitation is displayed.

Related Information

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

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