Smart Device Groups

Smart 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 Jamf Pro.

You can configure a smart 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 Jamf Pro, you can enable email notifications for the group. This allows email notifications to be sent to Jamf Pro users each time the group membership changes. For information on setting up an SMTP server and enabling email notifications for Jamf Pro user accounts, see Integrating with an SMTP Server and Email Notifications.

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

Creating a Smart Device Group

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Devices at the top of the page.

  3. Click Smart Device Groups.

  4. Click New images/download/thumbnails/18795865/Icon_New_Button.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/18795865/Icon_Add_Button.png .

    2. Click Choose for the criteria you want to add.
      Note: Only your 30 most frequently used criteria are listed. 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/18795865/Browse_icon.png .

    5. Repeat steps a through d to add criteria as needed.
      Note: Creating a smart 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 menus 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.

  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 Jamf Pro and meet or fail to meet the specified criteria.

To view the group memberships, click View.

Viewing Smart Device Group Memberships

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Devices at the top of the page.

  3. Click Smart Device Groups.

  4. Click the 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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