User Assignments

The Jamf Software Server (JSS) allows you to assign users to computers, mobile devices, and peripherals.

There are two ways to assign a user to a computer or mobile device:

  • Manually (Requires the computer or mobile device to be enrolled with the JSS)

  • During user-initiated enrollment

Users must be assigned to peripherals manually.

This section explains how to do the following:

  • Manually assign a user to a computer, mobile device, or peripheral. (For information on assigning users to computers and mobile device during user-initiated enrollment, see User-Initiated Enrollment Settings.)

  • Remove the user assignment from a computer, mobile device, or peripheral.

Manually Assigning a User to a Computer or Mobile Device

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

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

  3. Perform a simple or advanced search.
    For more information on computer searches, see Simple Computer Searches or Advanced Computer Searches.
    For more information on mobile device searches, see Simple Mobile Device Searches or Advanced Mobile Device Searches.

  4. Click the computer or mobile device you want to assign a user to.

  5. Select the User and Location category and click Edit.

  6. Do one of the following:

    • To assign an existing user, enter the user’s partial or full username in the Username field and click the Search images/download/thumbnails/14455227/Search_icon.png icon. Click Choose across from the user you want to assign, and then click Save.
      The Full Name, Email Address, Phone Number, and Position fields are populated automatically.

    • To assign and create a new user, enter information about the user and click Save.

Assigning a User to a Peripheral

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

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Click Search Inventory.

  4. Choose “Peripherals” from the Search pop-up menu.

  5. Enter one or more search terms in the field provided.
    You can base peripheral searches on peripheral type, customizable peripheral fields, or bar code.
    For information on the syntax to use to refine your search, see Search Syntax.

  6. Press the Enter key.
    The list of search results is displayed.

  7. Click the peripheral you want to assign a user to.

  8. Select the User and Location category and click Edit.

  9. Do one of the following:

    • To assign an existing user, enter the user’s partial or full username in the Username field and click the Search images/download/thumbnails/14455227/Search_icon.png icon. Click Choose across from the user you want to assign, and then click Save.
      The Full Name, Email Address, Phone Number, and Position fields are populated automatically.

    • To assign and create a new user, enter information about the user and click Save.

    • If you specified user and location information, the information is applied in the Users tab and the user is assigned to the peripheral. This specified information is also applied in the inventory information for computers, mobile devices, and other peripherals that the user is assigned to.

Removing a User Assignment from a Computer or Mobile Device

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

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

  3. Perform a simple or advanced search.
    For more information on computer searches, see Simple Computer Searches or Advanced Computer Searches.
    For more information on mobile device searches, see Simple Mobile Device Searches or Advanced Mobile Device Searches .

  4. Click the computer or mobile device you want to remove a user assignment from.

  5. Select the User and Location category and click Edit.

  6. Remove the username from the Username field and click Save.
    The information in the Full Name, Email Address, Phone Number, and Position fields is removed automatically.

Removing a User Assignment from a Peripheral

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

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Click Search Inventory.

  4. Choose “Peripherals” from the Search pop-up menu.

  5. Enter one or more search terms in the field provided.
    You can base peripheral searches on peripheral type, customizable peripheral fields, or bar code.
    For information on the syntax to use to refine your search, see Search Syntax.

  6. Press the Enter key.
    The list of search results is displayed.

  7. Click the peripheral you want to remove a user assignment from.

  8. Select the User and Location category and click Edit.

  9. Remove the username from the Username field and click Save.
    The information in the Full Name, Email Address, Phone Number, and Position fields is removed automatically.

Related Information

For related information, see the following Knowledge Base article:

Migrating Users
Find out how to migrate users using the Migration Assistant.

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