Change Management

Change Management allows you to track the changes that happen in the Jamf Software Server (JSS), such as the creation of a JSS user account. The Change Management settings in the JSS allow you to log those changes to a log file (JAMFChangeManagement.log) on the JSS host server and/or log the changes to a syslog server.

The Change Management logs can also be viewed in the JSS. The information displayed includes:

  • Date/time the change took place

  • Username of the administrator who made the change

  • Object type (such as a JSS user account)

  • Object name (such as the username of a JSS user account)

  • Action (such as “Created”)

  • Details about the change

In addition, you can view the changes to a specific object in that object’s history. (For more information, see Viewing the History of a JSS Object.)

Requirements

To log changes to a log file, the account used to run Tomcat must have write permissions for the directory where the JAMFChangeManagement.log file is located.

Configuring the Change Management Settings

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

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/14454398/Settings_icon.png .

  3. Click System Settings.

  4. Click Change Management images/download/thumbnails/14454398/Change_Management.png .

  5. Click Edit.

  6. Configure the settings on the pane.

  7. Click Save.

Viewing Change Management Logs in the JSS

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

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/14454398/Settings_icon.png .

  3. Click System Settings.

  4. Click Change Management images/download/thumbnails/14454398/Change_Management.png .

  5. Click Logs.
    The Change Management logs are displayed on the pane.

  6. Do one of the following:

    • To view the object associated with a change, click the object in the Object Name column.

    • To view details about the change, click Details in the Details column.

Related Information

For related information, see the following Knowledge Base article:

Change Management with the Casper Suite: macOS Setup Guide
If you are hosting the JSS on a server with macOS Server installed, learn about setting up the syslogd utility so you can log changes to a syslog server.

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