Smart Mobile Device Groups

Smart mobile device groups give you a way to organize mobile devices based on one or more attributes, such as last inventory update, model, and username. These groups have dynamic memberships that are updated each time mobile devices contact the Jamf Software Server (JSS).

You can configure a smart mobile device group to send remote commands to mobile devices when the devices become members of that group. For example, the Set Wallpaper remote command can be configured to automatically set the wallpaper on devices when they become members of the smart group.

If there is an SMTP server set up in the JSS, you can enable email notifications for the group. This allows email notifications to be sent to JSS users each time the group membership changes. (For information on setting up an SMTP server and enabling email notifications for JSS user accounts, see Integrating with an SMTP Server and Email Notifications.)

After creating a smart mobile device group, you can view its memberships.

Creating a Smart Mobile Device Group

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

  2. Click Mobile Devices at the top of the page.

  3. Click Smart Mobile Device Groups.

  4. Click New images/download/thumbnails/14454197/New_icon.png .

  5. Use the Mobile Device Group pane to configure basic settings for the group.
    To enable email notifications, select the Send email notification on membership change checkbox.

  6. Click the Criteria tab and add criteria to the group:

    1. Click Add images/download/thumbnails/14454197/New_icon.png .

    2. Click Choose for the criteria you want to add.
      To display additional criteria, click Show Advanced Criteria.

    3. Choose an operator from the Operator pop-up menu.

    4. Enter a value in the Value field or browse for a value by clicking Browse images/download/thumbnails/14454197/Browse_icon.png .

    5. Repeat steps a through d to add criteria as needed.
      Note: Creating a smart mobile device group with no criteria will cause all managed mobile devices to be included in the group's membership.

  7. Choose an operator from the And/Or pop-up menu(s) to specify the relationships between criteria.

  8. To group criteria and join multiple operations, choose parentheses from the pop-up menus around the criteria you want to group.

    images/download/attachments/14454197/Smart_Mobile_Device_Group_Criteria.png
  9. (Optional) Click the Automated Management tab and configure remote commands to send to devices that are members of the group.

  10. Click Save.

Operations in the group take place in the order they are listed (top to bottom).

Group memberships are updated each time mobile devices contact the JSS and meet or fail to meet the specified criteria.

To view the group memberships, click View.

Viewing Smart Mobile Device Group Memberships

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

  2. Click Mobile Devices at the top of the page.

  3. Click Smart Mobile Device Groups.

  4. Click the mobile device group you want to view memberships for.

  5. Click View.

A list of group memberships is displayed.

Related Information

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

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