User-Based Volume Assignments

Jamf Pro allows you to assign content purchased in volume to users for user-based managed distribution.

Jamf Pro allows you to assign the following types of content to users:

  • iOS apps

  • Mac apps

  • Books

After apps have been assigned to users, you can also use Jamf Pro to revoke them from users. Books cannot be revoked.

When you create a volume assignment in Jamf Pro, you choose a location, and all content purchased for managed distribution using the location is automatically available. Then you specify the content that you want to assign, and the users you want to assign it to (called “scope”).

Note: Jamf Pro also supports device-based managed distribution, which allows distributing Mac App Store apps directly to computers, as well as App Store apps and apps purchased in volume directly to mobile devices. For device-based distribution, user assignments are not required. For more information, see Managed Distribution for Computers and Managed Distribution for Mobile Devices.

For more information on purchasing and distributing apps and books in volume, visit one of the following websites:

Requirements

User assignments require computers with macOS 10.9 or later and mobile devices with iOS 7 or later.

To assign content purchased in volume to users, you need:

Creating a Volume Assignment

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Users at the top of the page.

  3. Click Volume Assignments.

  4. Click New images/download/thumbnails/79184394/Icon_New_Button.png .

  5. Use the General payload to configure basic settings for the volume assignment, including the location.

    Note: The assignment is automatically added to the site that the location belongs to.

  6. Use the Apps and eBooks payloads to select the checkbox for each app and book you want to assign.
    If a recently purchased app or book is not displayed in the list, follow the steps in the Recently Purchased Volume Content is not Displayed in Jamf Pro Knowledge Base article to add that app or book to the list.

  7. Click the Scope tab and configure the scope of the assignment.

    Note: If the site of the location is changed at any point, users that do not belong to that location site are removed from the scope of the invitation. For more information, see Scope.

  8. Click Save.

Revoking Apps from Users

To revoke specific apps from all users in the scope of a volume assignment, you remove the apps from the volume assignment.

To revoke all the apps in a volume assignment from specific users, you remove the users from the scope.

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Users at the top of the page.

  3. Click Volume Assignments.

  4. Click the volume assignment you want to revoke.

  5. Select the Apps payload and remove apps from the assignment as needed.

  6. Click the Scope tab and remove users from the scope as needed.
    For more information, see Scope.

  7. Click Save.

If the Notify users when an app is no longer assigned to them checkbox is selected for the location, a notification is sent to users.

Revoking All Apps from Users

For each location, you can revoke all apps that have been assigned to users.

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/79184394/Icon_Settings_Hover.png .

  3. Click Global Management.

  4. Click Volume Purchasing images/download/thumbnails/79184394/VPP_Accounts.png .

  5. Click the location for which you want to revoke all apps.

  6. Click Revoke All, and then click OK to confirm.

If the Notify users when an app is no longer assigned to them checkbox is selected for the location, a notification is sent to users.

Viewing Content Associated with a Volume Assignment

For each volume assignment, you can view the apps or books in the App Catalog or eBook Catalog in Jamf Pro if the content has been added to the catalog. This allows you to modify the scope of the content to redistribute it.

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Users at the top of the page.

  3. Click Volume Assignments.

  4. Click a volume assignment to view the content.

  5. Select the Apps or eBooks payload.
    A list of content is displayed.

  6. If the app or book has been added to the App Catalog or eBook Catalog in Jamf Pro, click the link next to the app or book to view the content in the respective catalog.

The content is displayed in the App Catalog or eBook Catalog, and you can modify the scope to redistribute the content. For information, see the following: App Store Apps, Mac App Store Apps, and Books Available in the iBooks Store.

Adding Content Associated with a Volume Assignment

For each volume assignment, you can add the assigned apps and books to the App Catalog or eBook Catalog in Jamf Pro if the content has not yet been added to the catalog.

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Users at the top of the page.

  3. Click Volume Assignments.

  4. Click the volume assignment for the content you want to add to the App Catalog or eBook Catalog.

  5. Select the Apps and/or eBooks payload.
    A list of content is displayed.

  6. If the app or book has not been added to the App Catalog or eBook Catalog in Jamf Pro, click the button next to the app or book to add it to the respective catalog.

The content is displayed in the App Catalog or eBook Catalog, and you can add the content to the catalog for distribution. For information, see the following: App Store Apps, Mac App Store Apps, and Books Available in the iBooks Store.

Viewing the Users that Volume Purchasing Content is Assigned To

For each volume assignment, you can view the users that content purchased in volume is assigned to.

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Users at the top of the page.

  3. Click Volume Assignments.

  4. Click the volume assignment for which you want to view the users that the content is assigned to.

  5. Select the Apps and/or eBooks payload.
    A list of content is displayed.
    For each app or book, you can view the number of users that the content is assigned to in the In Use column.

  6. To view the users that the content is assigned to, click the number displayed in the In Use column.

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