Simple User Searches

A simple user search functions like a search engine, allowing you to quickly search the users in your inventory for a general range of results.

You can base searches on any of the following attributes:

  • Username

  • Full name

  • Email address

You can also create an advanced search using detailed search criteria. These types of searches give you more control over your search. For more information, see Advanced User Searches.

Search Syntax

This section explains the syntax to use for search functions. In general, searches are not case-sensitive.

Note: The default search preference is “Exact Match”. For most items, the option can be changed to either “Starts with” or “Contains”. For more information about configuring account preferences, see Jamf Pro User Accounts and Groups.

The following table explains the syntax you can use for search functions:

Search Function

Usage

Example

Return all Results

Use an asterisk (*) without any other characters or terms, or perform a blank search.

Perform a search for “*” or leave the search field empty to return all results.

Perform Wildcard Searches

Use an asterisk after a search term to return all results with attributes that begin with that term.

Perform a search for “key*” to return all results with names that begin with “key”.

Use an asterisk before a search term to return all results with attributes that end with that term.

Perform a search for “*note” to return all results with names that end with “note”.

Use an asterisk before and after a search term to return all results that include that term.

Perform a search for “*ABC*” to return all results that includes “ABC”.

Include Multiple Search Terms

Use multiple search terms separated by a comma (,) to return all results that include those search terms.

Perform a search for “key*, *note” to return all results that begins with “key” and ends with “note”.

Exclude a Search Term

Use a hyphen (-) before a search term to exclude results that include the term.

Perform a search for “ABC*, -*note” to return all results with names that begin with “ABC” except for those that end with “note”.

Performing a Simple User Search

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro

  2. Click Users at the top of the page.

  3. Click Search Users.

  4. Enter one or more search terms in the field provided.

  5. Press the Enter key.

The list of search results is displayed.

Related Information

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

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